Demmer: April legislative report
The flood waters are finally receding and while some folks in our area saw some property damage, we’re lucky we didn’t bear the brunt of the flooding like the Peoria area or communities along the Fox River and the Des Plaines River. In the 90 th District, both LaSalle County and DeKalb County were declared disaster areas by Gov. Quinn. The official designation for those counties will bring additional state resources for recovery and repair efforts. If you live outside a disaster area but still saw some personal property damage from the floods, you may still be eligible for a low-interest recovery loan through the state treasurer’s office. Look for details on http://treasurer.il.gov
This week, the House reconvenes in Springfield for an intensive session before our May 31 adjournment. We still have a number of big issues to address: the state budget, pension reform, concealed carry and a proposed expansion of Medicaid, among others.
All residents of the 90 th District will soon receive a survey in the mail. In the mailer you’ll find contact information for my district office and have the opportunity to share your opinions on several key issues. I believe it’s important that elected officials ask questions of constituents and listen to the replies. That’s why I’m hopeful you’ll complete the survey and mail it back in. In order to be a good representative for you in Springfield, I need to listen to your opinions, concerns and perspectives. That’s just what this survey helps me do. If you’d like, you can also visit www.tomdemmer.com and complete the survey online.
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