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Thursday, March 3, 2016
Statement on House Adjournment

State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) released the statement below following today’s session adjournment: “Today my House Republican colleagues and I offered to stay and work until a compromise has been…


Wednesday, March 2, 2016
House Republicans Urge Compromise, Responsible Solution to Higher Education Funding

On the heels of the Senate’s override of the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 2043, House Republicans from across Illinois joined together to reiterate their willingness to compromise and arrive…


Friday, February 19, 2016
Rep. Butler Offers Alternative Plan for Higher Education Funding

Today, Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed flawed legislation aimed at funding community colleges and MAP grants for college students. The Democrat bill (SB 2043) was vetoed by the Governor because it…


Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Butler Introduces Bipartisan Initiative to Support State Fairgrounds Reps. Bryant, Costello Cosponsor Bill

State Representatives Tim Butler (R-Springfield), Jerry Costello (D-Smithton), and Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) this week filed legislation to establish the Illinois State Fairgrounds Foundation. The purpose of the foundation would be…


Thursday, February 4, 2016
Statement on Potential Closure of the Delavan Armory

Delavan Armory State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) released the following statement on the potential closure of the Delavan Armory: “The Delavan Armory has been a vital part of the community…


Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Statement on Procurement Reform Legislation HB 4644

State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) released the following statement after House Bill 4644 was introduced today.  Butler is an original co-sponsor of this legislation which reforms the State’s onerous procurement…


Monday, February 1, 2016
Update from the Capitol

Plan to Fund Higher Education and MAP GrantsWith Illinois’ higher education system approaching eight months without state funding as a result of the current budget impasse, last Tuesday I joined…


Thursday, January 28, 2016
Statement on Funding Higher Education & MAP Grants

State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) released the statement below following today’s vote on the House Democrats proposal (SB 2043) for higher education and MAP grants: “Today’s proposal approved by House…


Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Rep. Butler Co-Sponsors Plan to Fund Higher Education and MAP Grants

With Illinois’ higher education system approaching eight months without state funding as a result of the current budget impasse, State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) today joined fellow Republicans as a…


Monday, January 11, 2016
Capitol Update 1-11-16

237 New Laws Effective this New Year On January 1, 2016, 237 new laws took effect. Some of the laws scheduled to take effect include deterring 911 prank calls, adding…