Information  EnrollmentSenator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) will be hosting two free informational seminars on the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect families, seniors and individuals next month.

“Although ACA enrollment has been ongoing for the last few months, many people still have questions,” Senator Bertino-Tarrant said.  “These workshops are aimed at answering those questions and easing the uncertainty of enrollment.”

While appointments are not required, they are strongly encouraged. Individuals interested in registering ahead of time may contact Senator Bertino-Tarrant’s Plainfield office at 815-254-4211 or sign up here.

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Town Hall 3-13Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant will be holding a town hall meeting to discuss legislative issues on Thursday, March 13, 2014.  The meeting will be held in the Shorewood Village Hall (One Towne Center Blvd, Shorewood, IL. 60404) from 6-8 p.m.

Town hall meetings give members of the community an opportunity to meet with their legislators face-to-face to discuss pending legislation, state government issues and community concerns.   “A lot of important pieces of legislation passed the General Assembly last year and we have quite a few new issues that we are facing this year,” Senator Bertino-Tarrant said.  “I want to give residents the opportunity to voice their opinions on many of these important topics.”

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JBT web photoThe Senate today passed a proposal out of the Local Government Committee that would allow park districts to be granted short-term loans from financial institutions. 

State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is the sponsor of an initiative that will ease a park districts ability to borrow money on a short-term basis for corporate purposes.

“We need to ensure that our park districts have the financial options to make the improvements necessary to keep our parks clean, safe and enjoyable for the children and families that frequent them,” Bertino-Tarrant said.

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JBT-SmallBusinessLegislation aimed at alleviating some of the financial burdens faced by small business start-ups passed out of the Senate State Government Committee yesterday. 

State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is a co-sponsor of the proposal that would reduce the fees collected by the Secretary of State for creating a limited liability company (LLC) from $500 to $39.

“Our current LLC filing fee is one of the highest in the nation,” Bertino-Tarrant said.  “If we expect our state to be competitive in the business arena, we must find ways to promote and encourage small business growth.”

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