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2008 Newsletters

  • November/December 2008 Newsletter

    Veto Session Update A few weeks ago in November, I was back in Springfield for a short, one week, veto session.  Two issues that I seemed to get the most letters and calls from constituents about were the Governor’s Emergency Budget Act and Senate Bill 934, which contained an amendment for autism insurance reform. The Emergency […]

  • October 2008 Newsletter

    Restoring Cuts Made by Governor Blagojevich As you may already know, the House and Senate reconvened a couple of weeks ago to vote on the Governor’s amendatory veto of many appropriations that included funding for essential human services. You will be happy to know that both the House and Senate voted to overturn some of […]

  • September 2008 Newsletter

    Nekritz Nine @ Nite Update I am proud to announce the outcome of my 4th annual golf outing that took place last month. Great weather and great company yielded record breaking fundraising. Over $5,300 was raised for the Des Plaines Community Foundation, a community outreach program that connects community assets with community needs. Thanks to everyone who attended […]

  • August 2008 Newsletter

    Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Update The good news is that we have a state budget for the current fiscal year that started on July 1, 2008.  The bad news is that neither the process nor the result was very pretty. What follows is my take on the process.  You might get a different take from others. Back […]

  • July 2008 Newsletter

    Analog to Digital Transition As many of you may already know, the country is in the process of transitioning all on-air broadcasting from an analog format to an all-digital format.    By law, February 17, 2009, is the last day for full-power television stations to broadcast in analog. The Federal Communications Commission in Washington recently contacted me […]

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