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Friday, March 5, 2021
Rep. Severin: Sign the Petition – Let the Fans In!

BENTON – This week, State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) led a bipartisan coalition of legislators and education advocacy groups requesting the loosening of restrictions on fan and audience attendance at…


Saturday, June 6, 2020
Severin Says – June 8, 2020

Dear Friend, This week’s edition of Severin Says takes a look at two big issues that made news last week. I have updates from the Illinois State Board of Education…


Saturday, January 11, 2020
Severin Says – January 11, 2020

Dear Friend, Earlier this week, some seriously shocking and disturbing emails surfaced revealing corruption and cover ups involving long-time House Speaker Mike Madigan’s number one trusted lobbyist and Springfield insider…


Thursday, April 8, 2021
Rep. Severin Says Road Grant Funding Coming to Franklin and Williamson Counties

BENTON – 117th District State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) announced this week that the Illinois Department of Transportation is awarding road grant funding for two projects. IDOT announced this week that…


Monday, March 15, 2021
State Partners with Nine Critical Access Hospitals to Expand Equitable Distribution of Vaccine in Rural Communities

Building on Partnerships with FQHCs and Safety Net Hospitals, New Phase of Program to Help Reach Rural and Underserved Communities MORRIS – Building on efforts to ensure the equitable distribution of…


Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Rep. Severin Touts $1 Million Capital Grant for City of Marion to Renovate Tower Square Building

MARION – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) is pleased with the release of more than $1 million in grant funding from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to…


Monday, March 1, 2021
Rep. Severin Leads Bipartisan Coalition of Legislators and Educators Asking Governor Pritzker and IDPH to Allow 25 Percent Capacity at Extracurricular Events

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) is leading a bipartisan coalition of legislators in requesting Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health loosen COVID-19 restrictions at K-12…


Monday, February 22, 2021
Severin Opposes Pritzker’s Signature on Police and Crime Bill, Says Work Needed to Improve Law

BENTON – 117th District State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) issued the following statement in response to Governor JB Pritzker’s signing of HB 3653 on Monday. “The changes contained in this massive…


Thursday, February 18, 2021
Severin Says Madigan’s Reign in Springfield Leaves Trail of Debt and Corruption

SPRINGFIELD – 117th District State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) issued the following statement in response to Mike Madigan’s resignation from the Illinois legislature. “When I first ran for office, the…


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Rep. Severin Says Pritzker’s FY 22 Budget Relies on $1 Billion Small Business Tax Hike

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) listened via Zoom to Governor JB Pritzker’s combined 2021 State of the State and FY 22 Budget Address on Wednesday. Severin says the format…


Thursday, February 11, 2021
State Representative Dave Severin Appointed as Republican Spokesperson to Three Key House Committees

BENTON – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) announced this week that he’s been appointed to serve as the House Republican Spokesperson for three Illinois House Committees. Severin, a Benton native and…


Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Severin Says New House Rules Lack Transparency, Leave Public Out of Process

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) returned to the Illinois House floor for the first time since March 2020 on Wednesday. Lawmakers returned after a year that saw great…