05092019CM0885PLAINFIELD – State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant joined her colleagues on both side of the aisle to support significant business initiatives that will encourage economic development in Illinois.

Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) supported vital bipartisan measures that create tax credits, new jobs and apprenticeship programs which will stimulate the state’s economy.

“Illinois businesses drive our economy,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “These job-creating programs were formed in collaboration with businesses across Illinois to encourage growth and stability that will invite companies to make our community their home.”

Bertino-Tarrant lent her support to the adoption of the Blue Collar Jobs Act, which will incentivize large-scale construction projects and jobs investment by issuing tax credits to companies that build, renovate or expand facilities in Illinois.

Another measure, the Manufacturers Purchase Credit, extends the tax credit to include certain supplies and consumables used in manufacturing facilities. The credit was left to expire two years ago during the budget impasse but

Bertino-Tarrant helped renew the state’s commitment to this vital program.

Franchise business are an important part of the state’s economy. Taking into account the indirect impact of franchised businesses, they support more than 13.2 million jobs, $1.6 trillion in economic output for the U.S. economy and 5.8 percent of the country’s GDP.

To help encourage more residents to choose to open additional franchises in Illinois, starting in 2020, the corporate franchise tax will begin to be phased out and will be eliminated by 2024.

“Business owners should not be penalized for starting new businesses in Illinois,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “Taxing new franchises sends the wrong message. Eliminating this tax program will help promote a business-friendly culture in our state.”

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2019 Summer Speaker SeriesRSJOLIET – Students and young adults are invited to attend a Self-Defense Seminar hosted by State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant.

The free Self Defense Seminar is on Tuesday, July 9 starting 6:30 p.m. at the Joliet Public Library, Black Road Branch (3395 W. Black Rd, Joliet).

The interactive self-defense class will be taught by Illinois State Police Sergeant Shelley Cox, who will demonstrate safety techniques.

“It is beneficial for students and teens of all ages to know what to do in a potentially harmful situation,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “As students prepare to leave for college or basic self-awareness, this class will help condition your reflexes and awareness in the event of an attack.”

Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is continuing her three-part Summer Services to provide support to teens, college students and recent high school graduates.

The class is open to all young adults and college and high school students. To ensure there is ample space for all participants, prior registration is required. To register or receive further information, participants can call Bertino-Tarrant’s Plainfield Office at (815) 254-4211.

EVENT DETAILS
Date: July 9, 2019
Topic: Self-Defense Seminar
Location: Joliet Public Library – Black Road Branch (3395 W. Black Rd, Joliet)
Time: 6:30 p.m.

JBTPLAINFIELD – Veterans Assistance Commission of Will County will soon receive $130,000, thanks to State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant.

Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) helped fight for this crucial community organization to receive additional funding for dental services and a vehicle furnished with a lift to increase mobility for disabled veterans in need of transportation services.

“I believe it’s fitting to prioritize the veterans who took care of us,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “The Veterans Assistance Commission of Will County is providing our community with exceptional service. This funding will help them expand services and take even better care of our servicemen and servicewomen.”

The Veterans Assistance Commission of Will County’s mission strives to protect, promote and provide services to Veterans as honorably and selflessly as possible.

“Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is a huge supporter of veteran’s in Will County,” Kristi McNichol, Superintendent of Will County Veterans Assistance Commission said. “Each year she hosts a veterans’ appreciation breakfast, so we were not surprised when she thought of continuing to support our veterans with capital improvement funds. We have been in need of a van with a wheelchair lift and her phone call was the answer to many of our senior and disabled veterans’ prayers.”  

According to Barry Kolanowski, Executive Director SR Service Center of Will CO, the senior population in Will County will exceed 100,000 in 2020 and this funding will help the organization meet the senior veterans’ transportation needs as well as the county’s disabled veteran population.

“Dental care in general is important for preventative maintenance for overall healthcare” McNichol said. “One of the missions of the VAC is to prevent a crisis, from healthcare to housing. We are extremely grateful for the Senator taking the veterans of Will County’s needs into consideration when requesting additional funding from Springfield.”

June 19 Town HallRSBOLINGBROOK— Area legislators will host their annual town hall meeting to update local residents on important new laws from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 at the Fountaindale Library.

State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) will be joined by State Senator Pat McGuire (D-Crest Hill), Representative Natalie Manley (D-Joliet) and Representative John Connor (D-Lockport) at the meeting.

“Our annual town hall meeting is a great opportunity for us to connect with residents and inform them about important legislation that was brought before the Illinois General Assembly this year,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “Government works best when there is constant communication and local officials work together to tackle the vital issues we are facing in our communities.”

Lawmakers will be available to answer questions and give a brief update on legislative matters.

"This is a crucial year for Illinois residents,” McGuire said. “Please join us to hear about important new laws.”

The joint town hall meeting is free and open to the media and public. There are a number of important issues the General Assembly has tackled this year, such as passing a bipartisan budget that funds schools, local infrastructure improvements and stronger protections for sexual assault survivors.

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