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State Representative Dan Brady

Madigan in a mask
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The Illinois General Assembly passed a $40 billion state budget along party-line votes Saturday night in the House and early Sunday morning in the Senate: 68-44 in the House and 37-19 in the Senate.

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McLean County residents will have another week to prove they want a convenient drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in their backyard.

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Projections made by the Town of Normal’s finance department anticipate a $10.4 million loss in the general fund, but officials say a strong fiscal position entering the pandemic will enable the town to get through the economic downturn.

Congressman Rodney Davis at a microphone.
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Central Illinois lawmakers have reacted to a lawsuit by a southern Illinois state representative by pointing to what it might influence rather than any legal result it might have.

Dan Brady at mic
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During a public conference call Tuesday night, state Rep. Dan Brady, R-Bloomington, said his office has been inundated with calls from individuals and businesses looking for help applying for unemployment benefits through the Illinois Department of Employment Security

David Paul and Dan
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State Rep. Dan Brady beat back his Republican primary challenger for a second time Tuesday, although by a smaller margin than he did two years ago.

Davis and Brady at a mic
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U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis said Tuesday that he wants to see the aviation industry and small-business owners get a helping hand in the next round of coronavirus economic stimulus measures.

David Blumenshine
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An Illinois House candidate who says he wants to help Illinois dig out of debt and stop overspending has himself faced financial challenges that led to a foreclosure and bankruptcy.

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State lawmakers joined a special session of the Bloomington City Council on Saturday morning to discuss progress on securing state funding for the city’s capital projects.

Republican Bill Brady on the Senate floor
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Gov. JB Pritzker called for ethics reforms during his State of the State address in Springfield on Wednesday, but a Republican party leader said his plans lack a key component to rooting out corruption.

Secretary of State Jesse White
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At least three of 16 Illinois residents who cast ballots after being mistakenly registered to vote are U.S. citizens after all, election officials said Wednesday in assessing the damage caused by an error in the state’s automatic voter registration system.

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Come November, Illinois voters will decide whether to change the state’s income tax structure from the current flat tax to a new progressive or graduated model.

Kristin Kendrick-Weickle smiling and talking
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The Unit 5 school board approved Kristen Kendrick-Weickle as the new superintendent Monday evening. It was not unanimous.

Rodney and Dan
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U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis dug in Monday night as he again attacked the impeachment inquiry and called on Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring a free trade agreement to a vote.

Dan Brady speaks
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House Republicans have put an ethics reform package on the table in Springfield.

There’s a long history of voters promoting city council members to the Statehouse. Republican State Rep. Dan Caulkins was a Decatur City Councilman. Rep. Carol Ammons, a Democrat, served on the Urbana City Council.

State Rep. Dan Brady announced Monday he will seek re-election in the 105th District.

Normal Town Council member Chemberly Cummings announced Friday she plans to challenge longtime incumbent state Rep. Dan Brady in the 105th House District.

Dan Brady at an event
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As voters start to consider whether to replace Illinois’ flat income tax with a progressive-rate model, lawmakers are starting their work to overhaul the state’s property tax system too.

Dan Brady looks at roadwork
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Central Illinois lawmakers visited the United Contractors Midwest asphalt facility in north Normal Thursday before touring the ongoing road construction on Interstate 74.

Rep. Brady: State Budget Better, Not Perfect

Jun 7, 2019
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At the close of the spring session, one lawmaker reflects on the season he said did not start in the bipartisan nature Gov. JB Pritzker promised.

people try to lock a door in a classroom
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A measure aimed at making classrooms safer in the event of a school shooting is gaining speed in the Illinois General Assembly.

Town Council chambers
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Democrats challenged state Rep. Dan Brady, R-Normal, during a sparsely attended town hall meeting Tuesday about a proposal for a graduated income tax.

Brady, House GOP Oppose Graduated Income Tax

Feb 27, 2019
Dan Brady
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Illinois House Republicans are speaking out against Gov. JB Pritzker’s proposed graduated income tax.

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State Rep. Dan Brady

Illinois lawmakers are honoring a fallen soldier by naming a stretch of Interstate 55 through Towanda in his honor.

Dan Brady and Ben Webb
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Candidates for the 105th Illinois House District set public education funding as a top priority during a GLT debate Wednesday night at Illinois State's University Galleries.

Sharon Chung gives out candy
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The Labor Day parade in Bloomington had some unusual elements this year.

Dan Brady at an event
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One of Springfield’s top Republican negotiators on higher education said freeing up more money for financial aid might look easy compared to the coming debate over a new funding formula for state universities.

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The Illinois House has approved a $38.5 billion state budget for the year that begins July 1.

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The Democratic candidate for the 88th Illinois House district said Thursday she believes a progressive income tax is the fairest approach to taxation.

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