Halpin Urges Renewed Budget Negotiation

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In response to statements that the Senate’s work was finished and they don’t need to return to the bargaining table, state Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, released the following statement: “We are now well over 700 days into this disastrous budget...

Halpin Backs Bill to Bring Automatic Voter Registration to Illinois

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Hoping to streamline the process to register to vote, state Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, supported a measure that will allow Illinois residents to automatically register to vote when they renew their driver’s license. “Even the most politically...

Halpin Calls for Better Budget to Protect Quad-City Families

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As state Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, continues to urge the governor to return to the negotiating table and craft an honest balanced budget, he is warning that Quad-City families cannot afford a Senate proposal built on phantom savings and...

Halpin Backs Resolution in Opposition to Retirement Tax

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Hoping to protect seniors on a fixed income, state Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, is supporting a resolution that urges the General Assembly to not pass any measure that would tax retirement income. “Many seniors are living on a fixed income that...

Halpin Backs Bills Urging Illinois to Buy Local

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Mike Halpin is sponsoring two pieces of legislation aimed at ensuring American and Illinois made products are given priority consideration for all state purchases. “Buying locally has a profound effect on local economies,” Halpin said....