Fortner hosts forum on Illinois Clean Jobs Bill
State Rep. Mike Fortner (R-Dist. 49) recently hosted a forum to provide background and other data related to the Illinois Clean Jobs Bill, which is currently in the Illinois House (H.B. 2607).
During the forum, advocates from a variety of community sectors, including government, business, education and interest groups, came together to discuss concerns and information related to the clean-energy issue. Fortner was joined by fellow State Rep. Steve Andersson (R-Dist. 65) at the forum, answering questions and providing legislative insights on the bill, which aims to integrate environmentally sound practices into the state's industrial base and labor force.
An official co-sponsor of the Clean Jobs legislation, Fortner solicited input from any individuals or organizations with an interest in the clean-energy issue, welcoming the insight to produce a comprehensive and effective piece of legislation.
“We need to update state policy to bring in technology that can aid us economically -- to create jobs, reduce pollution and save money,” Fortner said. “This is an issue we’ve known is coming for a while, and as a state representative, I welcome input to help us create the best bill possible to achieve this.”