05092017CM0307PLAINFIELD- State Senator Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is disappointed in the U.S. Senate’s approval of President Trump’s changes to the federal tax code that will hurt families across the 49th State Senate District.

The plan would benefit wealthy corporations at the expense of hardworking Illinois families. It is projected to increase the federal deficit anywhere from $1 to $1.78 trillion, according to figures released by the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation.

“Under Trump’s tax plan, hardworking families across our district will be forced to pay more in order to give extravagant tax breaks to corporate businesses and the one percent.” Bertino-Tarrant said. “The enormous deficit generated by Trump’s outrageous tax cuts will not grow the economy at a pace that justifies the costs. I urge the federal government to not to give corporate businesses handouts on the backs of Illinois taxpayers.”   

Trump’s plan eliminates tax credits and benefits that help families across Illinois. For example, under current law, taxpayers can deduct their state income taxes and local property taxes. This deduction prevents families from being double taxed, once by the federal government and again by the state.

Last year, nearly 2 million Illinoisans – roughly one-third of all taxpayers in the state – claimed more than $24 billion in state and local tax deductions.

“Illinoisans rely on these essential tax deductions to avoid being double taxed,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “It’s our duty to stand up for working class families in our great state and oppose proposals that tax residents unfairly.”

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12 14 17 Flyer 5 rsSHOREWOOD— State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is hosting a Coffee and Conversation in Shorewood this month.  

Shorewood Coffee and Conversation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 14 at the Shorewood-Troy Library (650 Deerwood Drive, Shorewood, IL).

Bertino-Tarrant hopes area residents will take advantage of the casual environment to ask questions and share legislative ideas for the 2018 legislative session.

“I’m in the process of preparing legislative initiatives and ideas for the next legislative session,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “Our Shorewood Coffee and Conversation is a good way for area residents to share their ideas and voice their opinions on important issues in our communities and state.  These personal conversations help me better represent our district.”

In addition, Village Trustee, Barbara “Cookie” Kirkland, will join Senator Bertino-Tarrant to address local questions and concerns.

If you have additional questions regarding coffee and conversation, please contact Bertino-Tarrant’s district office at (815) 254-4211.

Coffee and Conversation                                                                                                                                                        

Date: Thursday, December 14
Time: 9 to 10 a.m.
Location: Shorewood-Troy Library (650 Deerwood Drive, Shorewood, IL)

jbt kidsfair FINALState Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) will partner with community organizations in February to hold a Kids’ Fair for area elementary students.

The event will take place on Monday, Feb. 16, at Troy Middle School (5800 W. Theodore Street, Plainfield, IL) from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“As a lifelong educator, I know the importance of connecting children and parents with local services,” Senator Bertino-Tarrant said. “I would like to thank participating organizations for making this day possible.”

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jbt-weber-i55The Weber Road interchange running through Will and DuPage counties is known by residents and commuters as one of the most heavily congested areas in all of Chicagoland.  

A $69.2 million Interstate 55/Weber Road improvement project in Will County is now moving forward, with the first construction projects to be awarded soon. The state of Illinois and Will County are sharing the cost of the project.

The long-awaited construction project had stalled due to a law passed seven years ago, which dedicated the revenue from the sale of surplus land to fund the local government portion of the road project. That land has still not sold so the project was unable to move forward.

But the project can now get underway thanks to a new law, sponsored by Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood), which removes the final obstacles and allows it to move forward independent of the sale of the surplus land.

“Will County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation,” Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant said. “We need roadways that can keep up with population growth and handle increased traffic so that residents and commuters are able to travel safely. This project will help us accomplish that.”

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