House Republican Initiative to Establish a Fallen Officer Fund, Signed Into Law

Posted on May 21, 2024


One of the most important pieces of legislation we addressed this session was a House Republican initiative which establishes a special fund to provide support to the families of a law enforcement officer tragically killed in the line of duty.

Signed into law this week, Public Act 24-27 creates a Fallen Officers Fund to provide financial assistance to the surviving family along with any other benefits for which the officer is eligible.

I was honored to cosponsor this initiative and cast my vote in

House Republicans Offer Plan to Balance FY25 Budget

Posted on April 25, 2024


If no adjustments are made to the biennium budget, the governor would have the discretionary authority to make his own decisions on what to cut or fund outside of the legislative session. Right now, the majority members of the Appropriations Committee don’t have any plans to address it.

Knowing this, House Republicans today released our budget proposal that honors the fiscal guardrails, pursuing structural reforms, focusing on affordability, and increasing funding for local education.

This includes:

Nonprofit Grants Awarded to LYSB and the SARAH Inc.

Posted on April 10, 2024


Lymes’ Youth Service Bureau (LYSB) and the SARAH Inc., two non-profits in our community, have each been awarded a grant through the state’s Nonprofit Grant Program. The purpose of these grants is to make capital improvements.

This includes – facility alterations, renovations, improvements, and additions; new construction; health, safety, and Americans with Disabilities Act projects; energy conservation improvements; information technology systems; technology that promotes client independence; purchase