Rep. DeLuca Hosts 12th Annual Clergy Breakfast

Provides Legislative Update to Local Pastors

Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)–February 28, 2013.  State Rep. Anthony DeLuca (D-Chicago Heights) met last week with 45 pastors from his district at his 12th Annual Clergy Breakfast in Park Forest.  At the forum, DeLuca provided an update on some important legislative issues for the 2013 spring session in the Illinois House of Representatives.

“I was very pleased to be joined by local clergy for the 12th consecutive year,” DeLuca said.  “These forums allow me to update local clergy on legislation being debated in Springfield and also give me the opportunity to hear their perspective.”

At the event, DeLuca discussed some components of his legislative agenda, including:

  • House Bill 961, legislation requiring 10 percent of income tax receipts to be distributed to local governments by the state, be sent directly to the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF), instead of going through General Revenue Fund first.  If enacted, this measure would prevent local governments from receiving delayed LGDF payments and also prevent the possibility of these fund being removed through funding sweeps.
  • DeLuca’s House Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 8, would impose term limits on members of the General Assembly by prohibiting any individual from serving as a Representative for more than three terms of office.
  • A topic which brought a spirited discussion was a measure ot allow same-se3x marriage.  The overwhelming majority of the clergy who attended opposed the legislation.  Other topics included gaming and 2nd amendment rights.

“I am very grateful to represent the 80thy district of Illinois, and I will continue to work tirelessly for my constituents,” said DeLuca.  “we had an amazing turnout and I am thankful for the opportunity to host this event.”

For more information, please contact State Rep. DeLuca’s constituent service office at 708-754-7900.