On Monday, I sent out a press release announcing that Governor Rauner has signed HB 771. I was proud to be the chief sponsor of this legislation in the House. The law will allow volunteer firefighters to purchase one set of tires every three years at a discounted price using their fire station’s purchasing agreement. There is currently a shortage of volunteer firefighters in Illinois. This bill will hopefully help to incentivize more folks to join their local volunteer fire department.
Transportation for Illinois Coalition Meeting in Mt. Vernon
Officials from South Central
Transit and the Illinois Public
Transportation Association were also on hand to discuss ways to improve transportation in all parts of southern Illinois for individuals traveling to work, doctor’s appointments, and more.
|Rep. Bryant answers a question from a constituent
at Thursday’s Town Hall in Bluford
As I told you last week, I hosted two town hall meetings this week. The agenda for the meetings covered the status of the state’s financial condition and the budget that was passed in July. We also discussed the school funding formula bill. I was happy to meet with education officials in both towns and to answer their questions on the new funding formula.
Thank you to everyone that showed up to ask questions and get informed on the latest happenings in Springfield.
Before Thursday night’s town hall meeting, I was pleased to join Bluford Mayor Mike Bullard and members of the Bluford village staff for a presentation of a check for grant funding for a new weather siren.
I was happy to lend my support to the village of Bluford’s efforts to secure a $25,000 federal grant to install the new siren. Thank you to Mayor Bullard and his staff for hosting me and for their service to the residents of Bluford!
Mt. Vernon Prayer Breakfast
On Friday morning, I joined Senator Schimpf and leaders from throughout Jefferson County for the Annual Mt. Vernon Prayer Breakfast. The turnout was fantastic once again this year. Senator Schimpf and I were glad to host our Mt. Vernon office director Karri Fisher and one of our previous interns Caleb Rhoades of Mt. Vernon for the breakfast.
Every year, the Murphysboro Apple Festival kicks off with a prayer breakfast. This year’s event was hosted by the Murphysboro Ministerial Alliance, sponsored by Southern Illinois Healthcare, and served by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Praise God for all those who attended and served at this awesome event.
|A huge crowd was on hand to kick off the prayer breakfast marking
the start of this year’s Murphysboro Apple Fest