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GOERGETOWN – Local residents were given the opportunity to participate in discussion and get questions answered thanks to a town hall hosted by State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) Tuesday.

Senator Bennett continued his series of town hall meetings Tuesday night at Georgetown City Hall, giving attendees the opportunity to voice their concerns and receive a legislative update from fall veto session.

“The town halls continue my efforts to maintain an open dialogue with my constituents about what I am doing to represent them while in Springfield,” Bennett said. “Last night was a great opportunity to provide an update on issues we have been working on.” 

The General Assembly tackled a number of important issues during veto session this past month, including ethics reform, capping insulin costs and strengthening coal ash pollution protections.

Bennett passed legislation through the Senate that addressed unresolved issues with the coal ash legislation that would keep coal ash out of the water. The legislation now indicates who is responsible for conducting cleanup in the event of a coal ash spill – and how those involved in cleanup will be protected from exposure to toxic chemicals.

“If members of the community are willing to take time out of their day to attend a town hall meeting, I want it to be as informative and worthwhile as possible,” Bennett said.

An additional town hall meeting will be held Nov. 20 at Rantoul Township High School (200 S. Sheldon St., Rantoul). Bennett looks forward to presenting a legislative update and urges residents to visit SenatorBennett.com to stay up to date on events his office is hosting this winter.

 
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