Vella Fights to Freeze Senior Property Tax Increases

ROCKFORD, Ill. – To help reduce the financial burden on his constituents, state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, introduced legislation to lower property taxes on seniors by freezing assessment values for seniors receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI). “While...

Vella Supports “No Budget, No Pay” Legislation

ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, is backing legislation that would prevent state legislators from receiving a paycheck if no budget is passed. “As we saw during the previous budget impasse, the lack of a budget causes massive strain on our...

Vella Fights for Small Businesses and New Jobs

ROCKFORD, Ill. – Committed to helping small businesses and growing the local economy, state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, filed legislation to help starting businesses and reward job creators in our local communities. “The COVID-19 pandemic significantly hurt our state...

Vella Refuses Pension and Fights for End to Legislator Pensions

ROCKFORD, Ill. – As one of his first pieces of legislation, state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, filed House Bill 2428 to prohibit future legislators from receiving a taxpayer funded pension when they leave office. This is following Vella’s own decision to refuse a...