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Sen. Syverson’s Week in Review: February 20 - 24

Senate lawmakers are preparing to return to Springfield on Feb. 28, hoping to make progress toward ending Illinois’ ongoing budget impasse. With state debt rising and Illinois’ bill backlog growing each day, the pressure of operating without a budget continues to build...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: Feb. 13 - 17

Praising current bipartisan efforts in the Senate, Gov. Bruce Rauner asked all lawmakers Feb. 15 to work with him to pass a balanced budget and structural reforms that will revitalize Illinois’ economy and grow jobs, according to State Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford)...

Senator Syverson statement on budget address

“Today Governor Rauner laid out his vision for where our budget negotiations should go,” said Sen. Syverson. “This guidance is important as we attempt to finally give the taxpayers the balanced budget that they have been demanding for years..."

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: Feb. 6 - 10

This past week, a bipartisan effort continued in the Illinois Senate to develop a balanced budget, with spending cuts and structural reforms, which will get the state moving forward again. And while progress continues to be made...

Senator Syverson statement on budget bill votes

“These bills aren’t ready yet, and because they are all tied together, we need to make sure if everything is right before we take action,” said Sen. Syverson. “As an example, the local government consolidation bill doesn’t allow any consolidation for elected units of government, and it doesn’t allow a popular vote to place consolidation on the ballot..."

Sen. Syverson honored by American Conservative Union

State Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) is once again being honored for standing up for taxpayers and fighting for less government intrusion into people’s lives. The American Conservative Union is named the Senator as a recipient of its 2016 Conservative Ratings Award...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: Jan. 30 – Feb. 3

A week before the Illinois Senate could take up a budget framework proposal, a report highlights the dire situation Illinois will face with its stack of unpaid bills if the budget impasse continues while Illinois’ credit rating is downgraded by Fitch...

Senator Syverson statement on Governor’s State of the State address

“I would like to thank the governor for laying out the situation our state has found itself in for too long, and the challenges that lie ahead if we hope to stem the loss of jobs and people to other states...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: Jan. 13, 2017

After nearly 18 months without a full budget, a broad ranging bipartisan package of reforms, spending and revenue was unveiled in the Senate. Legislators from both sides of the aisle hailed the legislation as the first step toward ending the state’s historic budget impasse. Meanwhile, the 99th General Assembly came to an end as the 100th General Assembly was sworn into office, with State Senator Dave Syverson again selected to serve as Assistant Minority Leader...

Senator Syverson statement on 100th General Assembly swearing-in

“I am deeply honored by the fact that the people of Northern Illinois once again selected me to represent them in Springfield. This privilege is something I have never taken lightly...

Syverson: New budget proposal is major step forward

State Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) says a new package of bills filed in the Senate potentially marks the path toward ending the state’s current budget impasse...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: January 6, 2017

SPRINGFIELD– Lawmakers return to Springfield January 9 with two days to conclude the work of the 99th General Assembly prior to the new 100th General Assembly being sworn-in on January 11. Though it’s unknown what issues may come up during the early week “lame duck” session, Senate Republicans reaffirm that their top priority is passage of a full-year balanced budget containing the reforms needed to grow the state’s economy and alleviate the property tax burden on homeowners, all of which will h

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: New Laws for 2017

As citizens throughout the state of Illinois ring in the New Year, nearly 200 laws will take effect. A significant number of the new laws target crime, make changes to the criminal justice system, seek to assist law enforcement, and advance safety provisions for Illinois motorists. Other new laws cover everything from veterans’ affairs to families and children, hunting and trapping, and public safety...

Senator Syverson's Week in Review: Dec.4-9

With only a few weeks left until some of the state’s spending authority runs out, Gov. Bruce Rauner and the four leaders continued to meet in Chicago to discuss a full-year budget plan accompanied by reforms; however, meetings have been put on hold while the Governor and Republican leaders await a budget proposal from Democrat legislative leaders. Also this week, Gov. Rauner signed an energy bill that will keep two nuclear power plants open.

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: Nov. 28 – Dec. 2

Lawmakers returned to Springfield for the final week of the fall 2016 veto session. Dominating legislative action were continued leaders’ meetings to find a path forward on a full-year budget, the approval of an energy bill that would keep two nuclear plants operating, the desire to ensure the Automatic Voter Registration measure prevents fraud and complies with federal law, and the Governor’s veto of a CPS bailout. ..