Tuesday, March 12, 2013
House Bill 961 would require portions of the state’s tax revenue to go directly to the Local Government Distributive Fund.
A bill sponsored by State Rep. Anthony DeLuca may provide quicker relief for local governments dealing with payment delays. The proposed legislation, HB 961, calls for a portion of state revenue tax receipts to bypass the General Revenue Fund and move directly to the Local Government Distributive Fund, according to a release from DeLuca’s office. “I am simply cutting out the middle man and giving the local governments their money faster,” DeLuca said. “As a former Mayor of the City of Chicago Heights, I completely understand the importance of receiving necessary funds in a timely manner.” Get in on the action. Join the Heights Patch today.
Monday, December 24, 2012
The funding comes in the form of a grant being included in next year's state budget.
State Rep. Anthony DeLuca has acquired new state funding for the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force. DeLuca said he convinced state legislatures to restore funding to the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force through a $100,000 grant being included in the Fiscal Year 2013 state budget. "As a member of the House Appropriations-Public Safety Committee, earlier this year I was able to successfully make the case for the restoration of state funding for this vital law enforcement organization, while my colleagues and I were making decisions about spending priorities," DeLuca in a press release. Created by the South Suburban Association of Chiefs of Police in 2000, the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force facilitates cooperation and …
Friday, October 5, 2012
In this week's edition of Patch Talk, Chicago Heights Patch Editor Chris Paicely and H-F Patch Editor Ryan Fitzpatrick riff on a recent disturbing Homewood crime, the Height's new waste removal contract and the elusive coyote.
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Monday, May 14, 2012
The bill did not appear likely to make it to the House floor for a vote, but was attached to another bill and given new life.
Updated May 17, 2012: Illinois lawmakers passed House Bill 6164, Wednesday, after it was attached to Senate Bill 2450, according to State Rep. Anthony DeLuca. The bill would allocate more than $70 million toward childcare for low-income families all over the state. Out of 116 state representatives, 113 voted in favor of the move. House Bill 6164 was supported by Gov. Pat Quinn and aimed at making up for the state short-changing childcare facilities for the last three months of the fiscal year. As of Monday, Bill 6164 had missed all of the deadlines for making it to the floor for a vote and still sat in the rules committee. "It has not gone through a committee," DeLuca said Friday. "The only way that bill is going to be seen on the floor is…