Rep. Mike Halpin
Attorney; B.A., Roger Williams University; J.D., University of Illinois; served as a legislative aide to former Congressman Lane Evans; former public guardian for Rock Island County; board of directors, Bridging the Gap: Stand Down for Homeless Veterans; lives in Rock Island with his wife and two children.
Halpin Finishes Legislative Session Focused on Middle-Class Tax Relief, High-Wage Jobs Programs, Affordable Health Care
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, took steps toward building up Illinois’ economy by creating opportunities for good-paying jobs, relieving the tax burden on the middle class by passing the Fair Tax amendment, and championing affordable health care by delivering a slate of bills designed to lower medication costs and improve health insurance accessibility and reliability.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, released the following statement after passing the Fair Tax amendment, a critical first step to providing tax relief to middle-class Illinoisans while raising money to rebuild Illinois’ education system, fund new jobs programs and lower property taxes for Quad City families.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Community colleges, high schools and major regional employers would be able to apply for state funding to create and operate new job training programs under legislation sponsored by state Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, which passed both houses of the General Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan support and is expected to arrive on the governor’s desk.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Spouses and children of active-duty service members members and veterans would be eligible for the military discount on purchases including clothing, auto parts and other essentials under legislation sponsored by state Rep Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, is pushing to ensure cities and towns don’t pass laws which weaken unions and endanger workers’ access to safe, fair-paying jobs.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As state and local governments are offering more than $80 billion per year in tax breaks and giveaways to attract new businesses, state Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, is sponsoring legislation that prioritizes investment in proven job-creating services such as education and infrastructure over companies that claim to create jobs but do not always deliver.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, is supporting a proposed worker protection division in the attorney general’s office to ensure on-time payment, safe working conditions and fair hiring practices for Illinois employees.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois residents with pre-existing conditions will be protected from health care cuts at the federal level under a bill backed by state Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, preserving critical consumer protections.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, voted to reduce prescription drug costs and create a more affordable marketplace for people to purchase lifesaving medications.
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – State Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, met with parents working as mentors in local schools recently in his district office to discuss issues affecting education in their community and how to further relationships between students, teachers, parents and government.