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The final hours of the spring legislative session in Springfield yielded some very good news for the town of Normal. Representative Dan Brady announced that both chambers of the General Assembly have now passed House Bill 1910 which extends the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District in the Town of Normal from 23 to 35 years. The TIF District was adopted in 2003, and so is currently about 15 years old. 

“Town leaders in Normal have stressed how important this extension will be for continued economic development plans in the community. I am very pleased that Senator Barickman and I received strong bi- partisan and bi-cameral support for the future growth and development of Normal,” Representative Brady said.
State Representative Dan Brady and fellow members of the bipartisan, bicameral Higher Education Working group Tuesday unveiled a series of proposals to strengthen Illinois colleges and universities, and to make them more affordable and more attractive to Illinois students.

“For far too long we have been suffering from a severe ‘brain drain’ in Illinois as more and more of
our students choose to attend college elsewhere. The proposal we are unveiling today are aimed at keeping our best and brightest here to complete their education, and then to put their skills to work in our communities,” Rep. Brady said.
Responding to the news of planned layoffs at State Farm's headquarters in Bloomington,  Rep. Brady issued the following statement Tuesday:

“I am very disappointed to hear about the job cuts planned by State Farm at its headquarters here in Bloomington. Obviously hundreds of local families depend upon those jobs and will be facing uncertainty. The expected addition of several hundred new positions at State Farm’s local claims division is a positive though, and it is my hope that many of the laid-off workers can take advantage of these new positions or others within the company. I am ready to work with State Farm and local employees in any way I can help.”


Rep. Dan Brady shares his views on the state budget, pension reform, higher education and more. Click here for the latest edition of  the new podcast Have All Voted Who Wish.
 
 Get to know Rep. Brady with his "Take Five" Q. and A! Click the image below.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1f_kFIuLng

Canadian manufacturer Brandt Industries has made official their intention to take over the former Kongskilde facility in Hudson, creating hundreds of jobs for families in our area over the next several years. Rep. Brady hailed the good news for our local communities.

"I am pleased to have this project call the 105th Legislative district home, along with the jobs and revenue generation for our entire area and the investment Brandt has pledged to provide," Rep. Brady said.

With heartfelt gratitude to those who served and their families, Rep. Brady was honored to participate in the American Gold Star Families Fallen Heroes Tree of Honor Dedication at the Central Illinois Regional Airport. The tree features 155 hand-crafted ornaments representing fallen soldiers from 33 states. You can read more about this special Holiday tribute here