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Monday, June 7, 2021
New Permanent Illinois Telehealth Law

Illinois’ proposed telehealth law applies to the medical procedures covered by workplace-based health care insurance and insurers, not Medicaid.  As approved by the General Assembly, HB 3308 gives health insurers the tools…


Monday, June 7, 2021
House Advances Major Changes to State Gaming Law, Senate Action Awaited

Illinois’ current gaming law is based on big moves enacted in 2019.  To meet consumer demand, Illinois legalized sports wagering, expanded video gaming machine numbers, asked the Illinois Gaming Board…


Saturday, June 5, 2021
Trailer Fees Reduced, Vehicle Trade-in Cap Eliminated

In a rare victory for Illinois taxpayers, the General Assembly passed legislation that will sharply reduce trailer license fees and restore the full vehicle trade-in credit. As reported by Capitol News…


Saturday, June 5, 2021
Small Steps Taken on Ethics Reform, But More Needed

Illinois is in desperate need of comprehensive ethics reform to end the culture of corruption in our state. In just the past two years, several current and former state legislators…


Friday, June 4, 2021
$42.3 Billion Budget Full of Pork, Pay Raises and Higher Taxes

Minutes before midnight on the May 31 deadline, House Democrats passed a $42.3 billion State budget for Fiscal Year 2022. Their budget adds a billion dollars in pork projects for…


Friday, June 4, 2021
Butler, Republicans Respond to Pritzker Signing Partisan-Drawn Maps

Illinois House and Senate Republicans respond to Governor Pritzker breaking his promise to the people of Illinois by signing gerrymandered maps.


Monday, May 31, 2021
Rep. Butler Fights Capital Township Tax Increase & State Overreach

State Rep. Tim Butler calls out the hypocrisy of a partisan move by majority party Democrats to expand Capital Township and increase property taxes over the wishes of local residents…


Monday, May 31, 2021
Rep. Butler: A Lot More Work To Do on Ethics Reform

During House debate on SB 539, Rep. Tim Butler pointed out glaring holes in the ethics reform legislation that still allow sitting legislators to act as lobbyists for local governments. Butler…


Monday, May 31, 2021
Rep. Butler Honors Fallen Heroes & Those Who Step Forward to Serve Today

Speaking on the House floor to honor fallen service members on Memorial Day, Rep. Tim Butler expressed thanks to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and those who continue…


Saturday, May 29, 2021
Rep. Butler Votes NO on Partisan Redistricting Map

Speaking before the vote on Democrat’s partisan legislative redistricting map, Rep. Tim Butler stressed the opposition by non-partisan fair map advocacy groups across the state that have implored the majority…