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Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: March 20 - 24

As the General Assembly and the Governor struggle to come together on a budget compromise that prioritizes reductions to government spending and waste, while also advancing associated structural reforms intended to provide the state with long-term fiscal solvency and stability, momentum seems to be building in favor of compromise pension proposals introduced by Senate Republican lawmakers that could form the foundation for positive negotiations moving forward...

Ridiculous legislation being pushed in Springfield this year

Taxpayer funds could be used to fund political campaigns while state revenue is slashed, and pets could receive court-appointed special advocates, if some of the Illinois General Assembly’s worst bills make it to law this spring, according to State Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford)...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: March 10 - 17

Springfield, IL. – Senate lawmakers were busy in legislative committee hearings this week, advancing more than 200 proposals out of committee in anticipation of a March 17 deadline. As Senate negotiations continue on a full-year, balanced state budget, legislation was considered this week that would give the Governor the tools to manage the budget in the event a budget agreement cannot be reached...

Senator Syverson’s Week in Review: March 6 - 10

Legislators spent much of their time in committees this week as a series of “subject matter only” hearings were held on elements of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget proposal. Gov. Rauner has consistently advocated for a multi-pronged approach to getting Illinois to a balanced budget, stressing that a combination of budget cuts and reforms...

Sen. Syverson's Week in Review: Feb. 27 - March 3

Senate lawmakers adjourned March 2, with negotiations continuing on several critical aspects of a Senate budget and reform package—including education funding and workers’ compensation reform and property tax relief, said State Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford).

Syverson: Components of bipartisan budget proposal move forward

The Illinois State Senate has advanced several bills that are part of an ambitious package of legislation aimed at not only reforming state government, but ending the long budget impasse. According to State Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) the legislation also gives the Rockford area a major economic boost...

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...