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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...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: July 17 - 21

SPRINGFIELD, IL – To avoid creating an unnecessary crisis for Illinois schools, Senate Republicans are calling on the Senate Democrat majority to remove their parliamentary hold on Senate Bill 1, an evidence-based school funding measure, so that the governor can issue an amendatory veto that would make it fair and equitable to all 852 Illinois school districts...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: July 10 - 14

Illinois residents’ paychecks will take a permanent hit due to the Democrats’ 32 percent income tax hike included in their budget last week, but a closer look at the Democrats’ spending plan reveals a state budget that is not balanced, may not make a significant dent in the state’s nearly $14.5 billion in unpaid bills and is filled with numerous mistakes and errors that will make it difficult, if not impossible, to enact some parts of their budget...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: July 3 - 7

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The state’s two-year budget impasse came to a temporary end this week as the General Assembly, despite vetoes by Gov. Bruce Rauner and objections by a majority of Republican legislators, passed a budget that contained a permanent 32 percent income tax increase, while failing to incorporate any meaningful government reforms...

Senator Syverson statement on budget

State Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) released the following statement after the Senate passed an unbalanced, incomplete budget: “The 2011 tax hike proved that we can’t simply tax our way out of the problems that have plagued our state for years. Yet here we are again, asking the families of this state to take on a 32% permanent income tax hike with no structural reforms to our broken system...

Syverson: We need a real budget

State Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) says that the budget and tax hike package passed by the Illinois House on July 2 is still a long way from being becoming law...

Syverson: Senate overrides veto of legislation to help fund 9-1-1 service and revamp telecommunications services

State Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) voted to override the veto of legislation to drive protect and improve the state’s 9-1-1 centers while helping push investment into upgrades for telecommunications services statewide...

Syverson statement on new Republican leader

Springfield – State Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) released the following statement after State Senator Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) was elected Senate Republican Leader: "Congratulations to Senator Brady. I have had the pleasure of working with him for 20 plus years and I'm proud to serve on his leadership team. I believe we can accomplish great things for the people of Illinois."

Syverson: ISBE data shows compromise school funding bill is the best option

Data from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) shows that a recent compromise school funding proposal would substantially benefit all local schools, according to State Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford)...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: June 12 – 16

This week, Senate Republicans continued their calls for compromise and cooperation to address the state’s fiscal crisis and end the ongoing budget stalemate, with several Senate and House lawmakers joining together to unveil a comprehensive balanced budget plan that includes critical structural reforms...

Syverson: Republicans offer real compromise and chance to end impasse

Springfield- Republicans from both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly have unveiled a complete package of compromise measures which could be the next step toward ending the current budget impasse, according to State Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford)...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: June 5 – 9

While the spring legislative session adjourned last week, Senate Republicans remain focused and prepared to pass a full-year balanced budget with structural reforms before the end of the fiscal year on June 30. The General Assembly is expected to return to the Capitol in late June to resume budget negotiations and legislative action...