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Manley responds to Gov. budget address

To highlight her plans to pass a balanced state budget, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, issued the below statement following Governor JB Pritzker’s budget address:

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Bill introduced to eliminate township clerks in Will County

Springfield - State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, introduced House Bill 3301, which would eliminate the office of township clerk in each Township of Will County that resides within the 98th Illinois House Legislative District, eliminating duplicative services and saving taxpayer dollars. "Saving taxpayer dollars has always been a top priority of mine and it should be a top priority for anyone who is serious about fixing the many problems that keep Illinois from realizing its full potential," said Manley. "When we discover that redundancies and/or duplicative services exist, at any level of government, we cannot continue to turn a blind eye and ignore the facts just because it's easier."

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COWL scholarship, local women encouraged to apply

State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is highlighting the Conference of Women Legislators (COWL) of the Illinois General Assembly's 2019-2020 Scholarship Award Program and is encouraging local women to apply. "I am proud to be a member of the Conference of Women Legislators and our bipartisan work through both legislation and advocacy to make Illinois a better place for women," said Manley. "Our scholarship program helps to make it possible for non-traditional aged women students to continue their education, and is available to both part-time and online students as well."

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Manley introduces Bill to stop political “Double Dipping”

State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, has introduced legislation prohibiting local elected officials from hiring themselves in a position they oversee. “The fact that an elected official would ‘hire themselves’ and take advantage of the taxpayers is further evidence that government consolidation is in order,” Manley said. “When the law provides that an elected official can hire themselves or accept the benefits that come with the additional position, then the law needs to be changed to protect taxpayers.”