Forum to host state lawmaker on Thursday
The Rock River Open Forum will host conversation with state Rep. Mike Smiddy of the 71st House District at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Rock Falls Public Library. The public is encouraged to attend, and there is no charge.
Mike was elected in 2012 and has served our district for 1 year. He intends to evaluate the important legislation that was passed in 2013. He will also speak about the legislation he wished would have been considered and approved.
He will focus on legislation that he sponsored and help us understand the dynamics that take place in Springfield. He wants to mention projects that have been approved and are particularly pertinent to our district.
As to the future, it should be of interest to learn about legislation that he will be supporting and sponsoring this year. Participants will be encouraged to express their positions, and a lively discussion is probable.