WebResizeJBT5.23.17PLAINFIELD — Members of the Illinois General Assembly will not receive an automatic increase in mileage reimbursements or per diem rates thanks to a measure sponsored by Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood).

“This measure prioritizes where state resources should be allocated,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “A pay increase during this tumultuous time does not feel appropriate.”

House Bill 643 freezes the Illinois General Assembly’s mileage reimbursement and per diem rates for the upcoming year. It also would eliminate the cost of living adjustment that was planned for next year.

The new law passed both chambers with bipartisan support.

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Coffee and Conversation canOSWEGO— Due to the governor’s call for a special legislative session, the coffee and conversation scheduled on July 26 at Benny’s Place in Oswego with State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) will be canceled.

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PLAINFIELD – Families with children dealing with the symptoms of Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections now have more protections when it comes to insurance coverage thanks to a measure being signed into law today.

"If we have the ability, we should take every step possible to help children with whatever situation they face,” State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) said. “There is treatment for PANDAS and costs should not be the factor that decides whether a child receives treatment.”

PANDAS occurs when a strep infection triggers a misdirected immune response that causes inflammation on a child’s brain. This leads to life-changing personality symptoms. Many children present symptoms of OCD and physical tics when affected by PANDAS.

“This will help families across the state dealing with PANDAS," Bertino-Tarrant said.

The measure passed the Illinois General Assembly with bipartisan support and went into effect when the governor signed the legislation.

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04252017CM1305rPLAINFIELD — Members of the Illinois General Assembly would not receive an automatic increase in mileage reimbursements or per diem rates due to a measure that passed the General Assembly during the spring legislative session with bipartisan support.

“Legislators should be ensuring that the government is prioritizing the necessary resources to social service providers and schools,” State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) said.  "Since I have been in office, I have voted to halt any increases in my salary."

House Bill 643 freezes the Illinois General Assembly’s mileage reimbursement and per diem rates for the upcoming year. It also would eliminate the cost of living adjustment that was planned for next year.

“This legislation awaits the governor's signature,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “It is commonsense legislation to make sure government prioritizes where our funding goes.”

The measure sits on the governor’s desk for final approval.

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