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Thursday, February 27, 2020
Efforts to Address Automatic Voter Registration Problems Continue

On Monday, State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) participated in a forum at the Sangamon County Complex in collaboration with Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville), as well as other officials, about Illinois…


Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Preventative Action to Limit Spread of Coronavirus

From the Illinois Department of Public Health: The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is working with local, state, and federal health partners to take all preventative steps available to…


Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Sign the petition: Urge Gov. Pritzker to not hold school funding 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….


Friday, February 21, 2020
House Republicans Denounce Pritzker Decision to Tie School Funding to Graduated Income Tax Approval

Following his February 19 budget address, House Republicans denounced Governor JB Pritzker’s decision to place passage of his graduated income tax proposal ahead of a commitment to fully fund education,…


Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Video: Rep. Butler Says Tax Increase Shouldn’t be Part of State Budget

In response to Gov. Pritzker’s Budget Address, State Rep. Tim Butler said the state needs to live within its means and there is no need for another tax increase.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Butler on Gov.’s Budget Address: Where is the Improved Efficiency?

Following Governor Pritzker’s Budget Address, State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) issued the following statement: “Last fall, the Governor told state agencies to look for efficiencies and reductions to improve the…


Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Rep. Butler Recognizes Williamsville HS State Champion Football Team

During House Floor proceedings, State Representative Tim Butler recognized the players and coaches of the Williamsville High School football team and the House congratulated the team on their recent 3A…


Friday, February 14, 2020
Rep. Butler Joins Rep. Bourne on Have All Voted Who Wish

Assistant Republican Leaders Avery Bourne and Tim Butler talk about the need to eliminate mistakes in Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) and to fix bureaucratic processes causing long delays for Firearms…


Monday, February 10, 2020
Butler’s Bulletin: New Session, New Legislation & More

The 2020 session began on January 28, and considering the growing corruption probe that came to light last fall, it’s no surprise things have gotten underway with a bang at…


Friday, February 7, 2020
Advocacy Groups Sue State Police Over FOID Card Backlog

The lawsuit by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) and the Second Amendment Foundation was filed on Monday, February 3. Many gun owners have noticed that the State Police is…