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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…


Monday, July 26, 2021
Severin Says – July 26, 2021

Dear Friend, This week’s edition of Severin Says has important news and notes that you need to know from the 117th district and beyond! I’ve got information for local governments…


Monday, July 26, 2021
Southern Illinois Republican State Reps. Remind Students Summer Reading Program Deadline Approaching

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Rep. Dave Severin and Rep. Patrick Windhorst and Rep. Paul Jacobs are reminding first through fourth grade students residing in the 115th, 117th, and 118th State Representative districts that the…


Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Rep. Severin and Fellow Southern Illinois House Republicans Sponsor Summer Reading Program for Elementary Students

BENTON – State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) is excited to announce the start of the 2021 “Once Upon a Time” Summer Reading Program for students in 1st through 4th grades…


Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Severin Casts No Vote on IL State Budget Dropped by Democrats with less than Ten Minutes Notice

SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Dave Severin released the following statement after a $42 billion budget passed the Illinois House on Monday night, after being given the legislation to consider less…


Monday, May 31, 2021
Southern Illinois Republican Legislators Oppose Partisan Election Reform Bill

SPRINGFIELD – Late in the evening on Memorial Day Monday, the Illinois House took up a surprise and controversial measure that greatly expands and reforms the Illinois elections code. Southern Illinois…


Saturday, May 29, 2021
Controversial K-12 Sexual Education Legislation Heads to Governor after Partisan Vote – Reps. Severin, Windhorst, and Jacobs Vote No

SPRINGFIELD – Southern Illinois Republican House members voted in opposition to a controversial bill they say will lead schools to teach age-inappropriate sexual education curriculum. State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) says…


Thursday, May 27, 2021
Controversial K-12 Sexual Education Legislation Clears House Committee, Rep. Severin Votes No

SPRINGFIELD – 117th District State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) issued the following statement in response to the passage of SB 818 out of the House Elementary and Secondary Education Curriculum & Policy…


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…