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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…


Monday, May 25, 2020
Severin Says – Memorial Day 2020

Dear Friend, On this Memorial Day 2020, I cannot help but feel most thankful to be a free American citizen. I am blessed to live in a land where volunteers…


Saturday, May 23, 2020
Rep. Severin Votes Against Record Spending, Record Borrowing, Unbalanced Budget

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) voted NO on a budget proposal tonight that spends more than Illinois is projected to take in during the FY 21 fiscal year….


Friday, May 22, 2020
Severin Votes No on Democrat Vote by Mail Overhaul

SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) voted in opposition to a plan proposed by House Democrats and Governor JB Pritzker that would dramatically increase Illinois’ vote by mail program. …


Sunday, May 17, 2020
Severin Says – May 17, 2020

PRITZKER ADMINISTRATION FILES EMERGENCY RULES THREATENING SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS WITH PROSECUTION – UP TO 1 YEAR IN JAIL AND $2500 FINE As your State Representative, I am duty-bound by the…


Friday, May 15, 2020
Severin Sends Letter to Gov. Pritzker on Childcare Access as Some Employees Head Back to Work

Benton – State Rep. Dave Severin joined more than 2 dozen fellow House Republican State Representatives in sending a letter to Governor Pritzker on the issue of childcare access on…


Friday, May 8, 2020
Severin Says – Mother’s Day 2020 Edition

Dear Friend, Before I get to this week’s detail-heavy edition of Severin Says, I am heartened this week to share several positive items with you. On this Mother’s Day 2020…


Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Southern Illinois Legislators: Pritzker’s Regional Reopening Proposal Lacks Details, Falls Short of Expectations

SOUTHERN IL – Three southern Illinois Republican legislators are sounding off on Governor JB Pritzker’s ‘regional’ approach to reopening the State of Illinois’ economy. Pritzker announced his 5 phase regional plan…


Saturday, May 2, 2020
Severin Says – May 2, 2020

Dear Friend, Before I get to news and notes on state government and politics this week, I want to take a moment to highlight one of the most special events…


Thursday, April 30, 2020
Rep. Severin Disagrees with ISBE Decision to Ban Graduations – 117th District State Rep. Says Schools Should be Trusted to Hold Safe Ceremonies

BENTON – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) issued the following statement on Thursday in response to a decision by the Illinois State Board of Education to ban all K-12 graduation ceremonies….