Senator Lewis Voices Disappointment over Rail Merger Approval

On Wednesday, March 15, federal regulators approved a $31 billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern Railroad by Canadian Pacific. It was the first major railroad merger in more than 20 years, and it will have a direct impact on several suburban Chicago communities. In response to Wednesday’s announcement, State Senator Seth Lewis (R-Bartlett), who represents […]

Senator Seth Lewis Offers 2023 Legislative Survey

State Senator Seth Lewis (R-Bartlett) invites all residents of Illinois’ 24th Senate District to complete his 2023 Legislative Survey. The survey is available digitally at  Paper versions of the survey can also be obtained by calling Senator Lewis’ district office at (630) 349-0645. “The Illinois Legislature is tackling some important issues this year, and […]

Senator Lewis’ Legislative Update

Committee Deadline for Senate Bills Approaches The Senate returns to Springfield this week with an eye on the March 10 deadline for Senate Bills to have cleared a committee. While there are legislative loopholes that still allow some bills to advance past this deadline, for the most part, bills that do not receive a positive […]

Senator Lewis Applauds Illinois’ Rankings in Site Selection Magazine Annual Study

In its recent rankings of state-by-state corporate expansion and relocation projects, Site Selection Magazine has announced the State of Illinois had the second most qualified capital investment projects in the nation in 2022, and the fourth most projects per capita. Additionally, Chicago saw the most projects in metropolitan areas. Upon learning of the rankings, State […]

Senator Seth Lewis Responds to Gov. Pritzker’s Budget Address

On February 15, Governor JB Pritzker presented his combined State of the State and Budget Address before a joint session of the Illinois Senate and House. During the 55-minute speech, Governor Pritzker outlined a $49.6 billion General Fund spending plan for Fiscal Year 2024. At the conclusion of the address, State Senator Seth Lewis (R-Bartlett) […]

Senator Seth Lewis’ Legislative Review

Seth Lewis Sworn in as Senator of Illinois’ New 24th District The 103rd General Assembly was sworn into office on January 11, and it is a privilege to now serve as the representative voice of Illinois’ newly-drawn 24th Senate District in DuPage and suburban Cook Counties. After serving two years in the House of Representatives, […]

Senator Seth Lewis Chosen as Minority Spokesperson for Appropriations-Public Safety & Infrastructure, Public Health Committees

As the vetting process for bills begins for the 103rd General Assembly, State Senator Seth Lewis (R-Bartlett) will assume leadership roles on the Senate Appropriations- Public Safety & Infrastructure, and Senate Public Health Committees. “It is a privilege to be chosen as the ranking Republican on the Appropriations- Public Safety & Infrastructure Committee, where I […]

Senator Lewis Co-Sponsors Legislation Rejecting Progressive Income Tax

State Senator Seth Lewis (R-Bartlett) stood with his Senate Republican colleagues on Wednesday as they announced the filing of Senate Resolution 27, which calls on the Illinois Senate to reject any progressive income tax measure that is introduced in the 103rd General Assembly. “The voters of Illinois already rejected this kind of tax structure,” said Senator […]