Ninety Illinois electric cooperative directors, managers and staff visited the Illinois State Capitol on Wednesday, March 20 to fly the co-op flag and build important relationships with their local legislators. They spoke with state senators and representatives whose districts include their co-op territory regarding issues of importance to our cooperative members. They discussed various pieces of legislation currently being debated in Springfield, sharing how those proposals couple impact cooperatives and their members. This included the various energy proposals that have been filed, Senate Bill 1304/House Bill 1633 which would expand criminal penalties for damage to critical infrastructure facilities, and Senate Bill 1304/House Bill 2839 on administrative decision review. They also invited legislators to attend their upcoming annual meetings and visit their cooperatives to tour their facilities and meet their employees.