ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, attended Senior Services of Will County’s Senior Resource Fair last week, taking the time to listen to the thoughts and concerns of her constituents while updating them on her work in Springfield and her future plans to secure resources for seniors in the community.
“One of the most important pieces of my job as a representative for our community is making sure that I am listening to my constituents and working to address their concerns through legislation or other means,” said Manley. “While issues like overly-expensive prescription drug prices and the rising costs of essential goods affect everyone, it’s even more difficult for seniors to keep up on a fixed income. I understand the many difficulties and pressures that our senior community is facing, and I look forward to working in Springfield to address these issues and get our seniors the resources they deserve.”
This year, Manley worked to alleviate financial burdens that affect seniors the most. She supported a bill allowing the Attorney General to order drug manufacturers to provide rebates to consumers if prescription drug price increases are found to be unreasonable and excessive. Manley also helped pass a state budget that provided municipalities with $50 million and school districts with $350 million in new spending, giving them the funds they need to operate without raising property taxes on local homeowners.