Sunday, March 1, 2020
Op Ed – Southern Illinois Republican Legislators Say Gov. Pritzker’s Inmate Release Policy Endangers Public Safety

During the last week of February, House and Senate Republicans joined members of the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association for a press conference to denounce Governor Pritzker’s decision to end cooperation and…

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Sign the Petition – Oppose Pritzker’s Plan to Hold Schools Hostage to His Tax Hike

In his annual budget address this year, Governor J.B. Pritzker proposed withholding $150 million of state funds for local K-12 schools unless voters approve his income tax hike in the November elections….

Sunday, February 23, 2020
Severin Says Feb. 23 2020

Dear Friend, The big news of the week in Springfield was supposed to be Governor Pritzker’s Budget Address. However, news broke on Tuesday morning that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was…

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Severin Says Pritzker’s Budget Hopes Hinge on Progressive Tax Hike

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) issued the following statement after hearing Governor JB Pritzker’s Budget Address Wednesday. “Today, the Governor offered a pretty rosy picture of Illinois’ finances. Optimism…

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Severin Says – February 8, 2020

Dear Friend, It was another light week in Springfield, with a scheduled Session day on Thursday being canceled for the 2nd week in a row. That did not stop me…

Monday, February 3, 2020
Op Ed: Rep. Severin Calls for Less Talk, More Action. Says Illinois Must Target Corruption, End Gerrymandering

Shortly after Governor JB Pritzker delivered his 2020 State of the State address, I was feverishly looking through my notes and the actual text of the speech to ready myself…

Sunday, February 2, 2020
Severin Says – Super Sunday Feb. 2 2020

Dear Friend, A project that is close to my heart has begun to bear fruit, and I want to use this Super Sunday edition of Severin Says to thank the…

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Severin Says Corruption Reforms, Change to Legislative Map Making are Top Priorities for 2020 Session

SPRINGFIELD…State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) is speaking out following Governor JB Pritzker’s 2nd Annual State of the State address to a joint Session of the Illinois legislature on Wednesday. Severin…

Saturday, January 25, 2020
Severin Says – January 25, 2020 – 2020 Session Preview Edition

Dear Friend, The spring 2020 Legislative Session will begin on Tuesday, Jan 28th. That’s next week! After a long summer break and a short fall Veto Session, lawmakers will head…

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Severin: DCEO Awards Community Development Block Grant Funds to 117th District Municipalities

Marion…. State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) is lauding news released this week by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) regarding the awarding of over $1.4 million in…