Bennett partners with AT&T to award grant to technology organizationCHAMPAIGN - State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is excited to partner with AT&T to award $45,000 to the ICANEXSEL Program.

As the chairman of the General Assembly’s Technology Caucus, Bennett recognizes the importance technology has in growing our economy and making sure Illinois’ workforce is meeting the needs of local employers.

“As I continue to talk to local businesses, the common narrative is the need for graduates trained to meet their technology demands,” Bennett said. “ICANEXSEL is an example of a program that is training our youth innovative and technology-savvy skills to be part of our global economy.”

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New law prioritizes agriculture education in Illinois schoolsCHAMPAIGN - State Senator Scott Bennett, the new Vice-Chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Agriculture, is excited to announce that Illinois has a new measure to prioritize agriculture education in schools across the state. 

Bennett’s legislation that will create a grant to fund up to 50 percent of the personnel costs for agriculture education teachers, Senate Bill 2975, was signed into law today. 

“Agriculture is the backbone of our state’s economy,” Bennett said. “We need to do whatever we can to train our future farmers and prioritize agriculture curriculum in schools across our communities.”

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Senior Workshops

State Senator Scott Bennett (D - Champaign) will hold three Senior Workshops throughout the 52nd District on Wednesday, August 24.

These free events will offer information and health resources for area seniors.

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Bennett plan to protect sexual assault victims' rights signed into lawSPRINGFIELD - Every 107 seconds, another American is sexually assaulted. Each year, there are approximately 293,000 victims of sexual assault.

To prevent this, State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) passed a measure that was signed into law today that will improve responses to sexual assault and abuse cases in Illinois.

“Our number one goal is to end cases of sexual abuse and assault,” Bennett said. “However, if an assault occurs, we must have clear and concise guidelines to give victims a comprehensive path to justice.”

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