FOID cards, income tax popular topics


From Eureka to Crescent City, State Rep. Tom Bennett is discussing similar topics with those he represents.

Those conversations include FOID cards which Bennett refers to as a trial and error process, the release of former governor Rod Blagojevich from prison and the progressive income tax which has been discussed by Gov. Pritzker.

“There’s a lot of concern raised about that,” Bennett told The Central Illinois Farm Network over the weekend.

Bennett is heading back to Springfield this week as ideas are being turned into bills which are being filed now at the capitol.

“There are, I think, over 5,000 bills just in the House,” Bennett explained. “Different groups are looking at them so they’re doing a lot of conversations behind the scenes to figure out what happens.”

Speaking with us at the Prairie Central FFA Farm and Home Show in Forrest, Bennett said FFA programs in the area do so much to help kids develop responsibility and accountability. He feels these skills will help them for the rest of their lives.

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