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…

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Video: Rep. Butler Remembers Community Stalwarts Frank and Cinda Edwards

As the Illinois House paused proceedings to honor the passing of Frank and Cinda Edwards, as well as John Evans, Rep. Tim Butler reflected on the “character” that Frank was…

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Butler, Bipartisan Group Urges Support to Ban ‘Sweepstakes’ Machines Skirting Gambling Law

Last fall State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) introduced legislation (House Bill 3940) to ban so-called “sweepstakes” machines in Illinois. The legislation was filed in the wake of revelations regarding a…

Friday, January 31, 2020
Governor Pritzker delivers State of the State address to Illinois General Assembly

In an annual tradition, a joint session of the General Assembly listened to the State of the State address by Gov. Pritzker on Wednesday, January 29, where the Governor laid…