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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford) was proud to support a budget that prioritizes working families, local businesses, and the state’s hardworking students and teachers.

“This budget shows we have heard the needs of Illinoisans and we’re acting on those needs to provide them with tax relief,” Stadelman said. “This budget responds to the difficult times that many people and families are facing with the rising cost of inflation on top of the ongoing struggle to fully recover from the pandemic.”

The budget brings forth a total of $1.8 billion in tax relief for families. It addresses inflation by suspending the 1% state grocery tax for one year, and freezing the state’s portion of the gas tax increase for six months to help with rising prices at the pump.

The budget also includes measures to pay debts and ensure Illinois is spending responsibly. This budget allocates $1 billion to the Rainy Day Fund, includes

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Senator StadelmanSPRINGFIELD – To create an equitable and responsible budget that helps people in all corners of the state, the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus announced a $1.8 billion tax relief plan to give Illinois residents the financial assistance they need – a proposal that State Senator Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford) is pleased to support.

“We spent the past few years getting the state’s finances back on track, now it’s our turn to help families do the same,” Stadelman said. “That’s why we are outlining a plan that will put more money back into Illinois residents’ pockets and ensure they can help our state continue on the path toward recovery.”

The plan outlined Friday would directly deliver relief checks valued at $100 per person and $50 per child to state taxpayers making $250,000 individually or $500,000 jointly – sending money to 97% of taxpayers. A household of four could see a $300 check. Taxpayers could also see an additional $300 property tax relief check – a proposal mirrored after Governor JB Pritzker’s budget proposal.

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Stadelman 4 1 22SPRINGFIELD – Those without health insurance could receive information on available state health insurance with a check of a box thanks to a measure sponsored by State Senator Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford) that passed through the Illinois Senate on Friday.

“This change will allow many without health insurance to obtain information on available state health insurance options that they may not have known existed,” Stadelman said. “Knowing your available options is the first step for many people to get covered and it’s as simple as checking a box on a form.”

House Bill 5142 would establish a health insurance “easy enrollment” program by including a checkbox on all Illinois income tax forms that taxpayers may check to request more information on available health insurance options and prices.

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Senator StadelmanSPRINGFIELD – To help service members who are transitioning from active duty to the workforce, State Senator Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford) passed a measure to designate the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs as the primary assistance agency under the U.S. SkillBridge Program that helps employers find skilled workers.

“We need to assist our military members in returning to the workforce and centralize the resources available to veterans,” Stadelman said. “By using this designation, veterans can find their benefits the same place they find job placement assistance and continue working and serving their community.”

Currently, the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs refers veterans seeking employment assistance to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. House Bill 5385 would designate IDVA as the primary statewide assistance organization under the U.S. Department of Defense’s SkillBridge Program, which matches service members who are transitioning from active duty with workforce development opportunities at participating employers.

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Springfield Office:
Senator 34th District
121B Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8022
District Office:
200 S. Wyman St., Suite 301
Rockford, IL 61101
(815) 987-7557