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Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: October 9 - 13

This week, legislation was introduced in the Senate and the House banning the use of taxpayer dollars to finance elective abortions. The legislation reverses key portions of a new, controversial law that expanded taxpayer funding to pay for voluntary abortion procedures...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: October 2 - 6

This week, Illinois prepared to help with recovery efforts in Puerto Rico; a $1.4 million investment in Southern Illinois will help boost the state’s economy; the start of breast cancer awareness month highlights the need for preventive screenings; and Illinois residents were encouraged to honor their loved ones who served in the Armed Forces...

Sen. Syverson encourages families to submit stories of veterans to be showcased at Illinois Capitol

To help remember veterans, tell their incredible stories, and honor their legacy and sacrifice this upcoming Veterans Day, State Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) is encouraging constituents to submit a tribute and photo of their loved one who served our country to be displayed in the rotunda of the Illinois Capitol Nov. 1-Nov. 13.

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: Sept. 18 - 22

New laws were signed this week to spur economic development, and protect property owners while targeting criminal activity, said State Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford). In other news, the Illinois Department of Transportation is working to keep young passengers safe with a statewide “National Seat Check Saturday” initiative on Sept. 23 that boasts nearly 100 free car-seat safety checks throughout Illinois...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: Sept. 11 - 15

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Consumer reporting agency Equifax announced last week that there has been a large data breach, causing millions of Americans’ sensitive information to be compromised. The security leak included Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, names and dates of birth, credit card numbers and address—all of which puts Americans at risk of identity theft. At this time, state officials urge residents to be proactive and take necessary precautions to prevent identity fraud or fur

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: Sept. 4 - 8

SPRINGFIELD, IL – As part of an effort to pay down Illinois’ $15.4 billion bill backlog, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced a refinancing plan this week that would allow the state to pay down overdue obligations to the state’s vendors and other providers...

Syverson appointed Deputy Republican Leader

Illinois Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady announced today the appointment of Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) as Deputy Republican Leader...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: Aug. 28 – Sept. 1

SPRINGFIELD, IL – A historic bipartisan agreement to replace Illinois’ outdated school-funding formula with a more equitable evidence-based model has been approved by lawmakers and signed into law by the Governor...

Syverson appointed Deputy Republican Leader

Illinois Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady announced today the appointment of Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) as Deputy Republican Leader.

Syverson: Real school funding reform compromise finally clears General Assembly

Springfield – Illinois schools may soon be getting their state-aid payments through a more equitable system, according to State Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford), now that bipartisan majorities in both chambers of the General Assembly have approved new school-funding reform legislation...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: Aug. 21 - 25

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Education funding progresses, job creation increases but remains a problem for Illinois, and a rush of bill signings and new laws top the news during the week...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: Aug. 14 - 18

Despite the Illinois Senate’s vote to override the Governor’s Amendatory Veto of Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) this week, Senate Republicans continue to call on all sides of this important issue to work together toward a bipartisan solution that will bring parity to the state’s school funding formula...

Syverson: Democrats again vote for Chicago bailout

Democrats once again voted to take money from the majority of the state’s schools to pay for a bailout of Chicago’s failing schools, with their vote to override the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 1, according to State Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford)...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: July 31 – Aug. 4

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Gov. Bruce Rauner issued an amendatory veto of education funding reform legislation this week, rewriting it so every school district in the state receives fair and equitable school funding. Republicans are calling for Democrats to accept the amendatory veto, saying it offers a fair way to fund all Illinois school districts. However, if Democrats refuse to accept the Governor’s changes, Senate Republicans say their colleagues must negotiate in good faith on a real solution that

Senator Syverson statement on Senate Bill 1 negotiations

State Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) released the following statement: “It’s very frustrating that Democrats have once again chosen to play political games rather than negotiate in good faith on a fair funding solution for all the children of Illinois. They have continued to drag out and delay this process with their unwillingness to move off of their version of Senate Bill 1...