MACOMB –Assistant Minority Leader Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) challenged the Democrat Supermajority controlling the Illinois House to heed Governor Bruce Rauner’s call to make reforms to attract jobs back to Illinois.

“For years, I have been pushing for reforms to Medicaid, unemployment insurance, and our Workers Compensation system. I am pleased to hear Governor Rauner highlight some of these problems that we can address to attract jobs back to Illinois,” said Rep. Hammond from Springfield on Wednesday.

Rep. Hammond also said she was, “encouraged that the Governor is fully invested in the governance of Illinois. For the first time in a long time, I feel we have a far more engaged Governor who is focused on fixing many of the problems facing Illinois.”

“I am really looking forward to hearing the Governor’s Budget Address later this month. It is my hope Governor Rauner encourages a far more transparent budgeting process than we’ve seen in the past few years, where 1,200 plus page budgets are proposed and passed in less than an hour’s time. There has been a lack of transparency in this process, and I hope that changes this year,” said Rep. Hammond.

Hammond encouraged residents of the 93rd district to contact her with questions or concerns on this or any other state issue. Hammond’s Macomb district office can be contacted at (309) 836-2707 and she can be reached via e-mail at rephammond@macomb.com. Constituents can also visit her legislative website at www.norinehammond.org to sign up for her electronic newsletter.

Hammond represents all or part of Brown, Cass, Fulton, Knox, Mason, McDonough, Schuyler and Warren counties.
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MACOMB –On the heels of being appointed an Assistant House Minority Leader on Friday, State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) announced that she has been appointed to critical Education Committees for the 99th General Assembly.

Rep. Hammond now holds four important education committee posts that put her in an excellent position to advocate for much-needed reform. Hammond was appointed Minority Spokesperson of the Higher Education Committee, as a committee member on the new Community College Access Committee and Elementary & Secondary Education- School Curriculum and Policy Committee both created in January, and she was re-appointed to the Higher Education- Appropriations Committee.

Rep. Hammond stands as one of the strongest voices in the Illinois House for Higher Education issues facing downstate universities and colleges.  “Western Illinois University, Spoon River College, John Wood Community College, and Carl Sandburg College are all represented in my legislative district. I am eager to continue to advocate for the needs of our institutions of Higher Education in Illinois,” said Rep. Hammond on Thursday from Macomb.

Rep. Hammond was also appointed to the following committees: Human Services, Insurance, Transportation- Regulation Roads and Bridges, and as Minority Spokesperson of the Consumer Protection Committee.

Hammond encouraged residents of the 93rd district to contact her with questions or concerns on this or any other state issue. Hammond’s Macomb district office can be contacted at (309) 836-2707 and she can be reached via e-mail at rephammond@macomb.com. Constituents can also visit her legislative website at www.norinehammond.org to sign up for her electronic newsletter.

Hammond represents all or part of Brown, Cass, Fulton, Knox, Mason, McDonough, Schuyler and Warren counties.
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