Illinois State Senate District 52 issued the following announcement on Nov. 21.
Local residents were given the opportunity to participate in discussion and get questions answered thanks to a town hall hosted by State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign).
Senator Bennett concluded his series of town hall meetings Wednesday night at Rantoul Township High School, giving attendees the opportunity to voice their concerns and receive a legislative update from fall veto session.
“The town halls continue my efforts to maintain an open dialogue with my constituents about what I am doing to represent them while in Springfield,” Bennett said. “Last night was a great opportunity to provide an update on issues we have been working on.”
The General Assembly tackled a number of important issues during veto session this past month, including ethics reform, capping insulin costs and strengthening coal ash pollution protections.
Bennett passed legislation through the Senate that addressed unresolved issues with the coal ash legislation that would keep coal ash out of the water. The legislation now indicates who is responsible for conducting cleanup in the event of a coal ash spill – and how those involved in cleanup will be protected from exposure to toxic chemicals.
“If members of the community are willing to take time out of their day to attend a town hall meeting, I want it to be as informative and worthwhile as possible,” Bennett said.
Bennett encourages area residents to attend his upcoming joint office hour with State Representative Mike Marron (R-Fithian) on Dec. 12. Bennett, Marron and their staff will be available to assist with constituent services on the second Thursday of each month from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Rantoul Area Chamber of Commerce (120 E. Sangamon Ave., Rantoul).
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