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Friday, March 15, 2019
Illinois State Museum Receives Highest National Recognition

The Illinois State Museum has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to…


Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Rep. Butler Bill to Streamline Sangamon County Government Passes House

Legislation authored by Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) to make a more effective and efficient Sangamon County Government passed the Illinois House today by a vote of 110-3.  House Bill 3521…


Friday, February 17, 2017
Rep. Butler, Illinois House Honors Football Champion Rochester Rockets

The 2016 IHSA Class 4A Champion Rochester Rockets Football team and coaches this week were recognized for their achievements by the Illinois House of Representatives. House members unanimously adopted State…


Friday, February 17, 2017
Rep. Butler: Bob Michel embodied the best in what it is to be a public servant

State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) issued the following statement upon learning of the death of former U.S. House Minority Leader Bob Michel: “Our Nation, our State, and my hometown of…


Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Update from the Capitol – Budget, Committees, Bicentennial

Budget PrioritiesOn Wednesday the Governor gave his annual budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly. As you know, bi-partisan negotiations on a new budget have been progressing in…


Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Rep. Butler Assigned to Committees Crucial to Central Illinois

In the new 100th General Assembly State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) will serve on committees crucial to the economy of the 87th District. Key among these assignments, Representative Butler has…


Thursday, February 2, 2017
Reps. Butler and Jimenez Sponsor Legislation to Secure State Employee Paychecks

State Representatives Tim Butler and Sara Wojcicki Jimenez  have introduced legislation to ensure state employees will continue to receive their paychecks through Fiscal Year 2017. House Bill 1787, filed Wednesday,…


Friday, January 27, 2017
Update from the Capitol 1-27-17

Attorney General Madigan Should Rescind Her Motion to Block Employees’ Pay I was very disappointed that on Thursday Attorney General Lisa Madigan again launched an attempt to block pay for…


Friday, January 27, 2017
Rep. Butler’s statement on the court actions of the Illinois Attorney General to block state employee pay

“This late-night move by the Attorney General is unconscionable…. She has put tens of thousands of hard-working state employees and their families at risk by advocating in court that they…


Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Rep. Butler on Governor Rauner’s State of the State: We have a new opportunity that we cannot waste

“The Governor today spoke about both frustration and optimism – sentiments that are both shared by area residents that I speak with every day. The pace of the budget negotiations…