Two items were on the agenda for consideration. The first would allow for a change in the appointment schedule for new Board members of the Illinois Tollway Authority. The current board is set to retire in May of 2019, and this piece of legislation would allow the incoming governor the opportunity to start the appointment process once he takes office. It is a common practice for incoming administrations to make their own appointments to various boards and commissions. I voted in favor of this legislation to give the new governor the ability to appoint a new Tollway Board.
WJPF Radio Interview
On Tuesday, I joined Tom Miller on the WJPF Morning NewsWatch for an interview to preview the week that was to come in Springfield. You can click the link below to listen in!
Inauguration Ceremony Photos and Press Release
Severin Begins 2nd Term as 117th District State Representative
Springfield…On Wednesday, State Representative Dave Severin and 117 other members of the Illinois House of Representatives were sworn in to serve as members of the 101st General Assembly. As he begins a 2nd term as State Representative, Severin said he is both optimistic and focused ahead of starting the upcoming Session.
|Talking with new 118th district Rep. Patrick Windhorst|
“Today I was proud to join with my colleagues and raise my hand to swear to protect and defend the Constitutions of the State of Illinois and the United States of America,” Severin said. “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the people of Southern Illinois in Springfield. I am hopeful concerning the new administration coming in and I am optimistic for our State, as we turn a page and begin anew.”
|Swearing my oath to the Constitutions of the State of Illinois
and the United States of America
“I want to thank all the people of the 117th district for entrusting me with this responsibility for a 2nd time, and I want to make it clear that I will be focused on a legislative agenda that stops outmigration, expands our economy, and balances our obligations with our abilities,” Severin said. “I believe the incoming Governor has been rightly focused on striking a bipartisan tone and I hope he realizes that the problems we had when Governor Rauner was in office are largely still the same now.
We must deal with high property taxes, our massive debt, and find ways to responsibly trim back the size of government while still providing critical services. It is a tough job, and it is impossible to do alone, so there will have to be reasonable people on both sides of the aisle that are willing to work together to get results for Illinois’ citizens.”
“Our state can no longer be a runaway train when it comes to spending and debt. We also cannot tax our way into greatness or prosperity,” Severin said. “I have said it before and it bears repeating. We don’t need more taxes in Illinois, we need more taxpayers.”
Last week I announced that my district office in Marion is changing locations.
District Office Open House – Tuesday January 22, 2019
I want to invite you to attend our new district office Open House from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22. I will be available to meet with constituents and to introduce my staff to the public. I look forward to seeing you there!
State Representative – 117th District