Bill Brady to address 'state of state' at breakfasts
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SPRINGFIELD -- During two breakfasts next week,
Bill Brady will address challenges facing Illinois and the
overall state of Illinois government. The breakfast in Bloomington
on Feb. 21 will be hosted by the McLean County Farm Bureau. The
breakfast in Clinton on Feb. 22 will be co-hosted by the Clinton
Area County Chamber of Commerce and the DeWitt County Farm Bureau.
"Medicaid, health care and pensions all are putting increasing
pressure on the state budget and our tax dollars -- so much so that
a group recently calculated that the state faces a whopping $106
billion in unfunded commitments," said Brady, R-Bloomington, whose
44th District includes McLean and DeWitt counties. "That debt
amounts to $8,800 for every man, woman and child in Illinois, and
the problem is going to get worse if we don't start finding the
answers today and demanding greater fiscal responsibility from all
"The current administration has implemented
sweeping new programs with questionable, if any, revenue sources.
Illinois needs to find long-term, common-sense solutions to our
budget challenges, and Illinois needs to stop spending money it
doesn't really have."
"I want the citizens of the 44th District to understand the
serious challenges facing Illinois today, and I also want to hear
the ideas people have for giving Illinois a more secure financial
foundation and more promising future," he said.
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Brady's "state of the state" program will be at 7 a.m. Feb. 21 at
the Interstate Center, 2301 W. Market St. in Bloomington.
Reservations and payment are requested prior to the breakfast and
can be made by contacting the McLean County Farm Bureau at
309-663-6497. The cost of the breakfast is $10.
The senator's program will be at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 22 at the Clinton
Country Club, Route 51 South, Clinton. Reservations are needed and
can be made by contacting either Steve Vandiver at Clinton Area
Chamber of Commerce, 217-935-3364 or
email@example.com; or contact Ken Bjelland at DeWitt
County Farm Bureau, 217-935-2126. The cost of the breakfast is $12
per person and can be paid at the door.
Brady, who is planning similar forums throughout his Senate
district in coming weeks, has represented central Illinois in the
state Senate since 2002. He previously served in the state House of
Representatives for eight years. Throughout his Senate tenure, he
has received the highest ratings from the Illinois Chamber of
Commerce and was named a "Champion of Free Enterprise" in 2005-2006.
He has annually been rated as a "Friend of Agriculture" by the
Illinois Farm Bureau for his public service.
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