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Monday, May 21, 2012
Durkin Backs Legislative Salary Reduction

SPRINGFIELD—State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) co-sponsored House Bill 3188 today to prevent legislators, the governor and constitutional officers from getting cost of living pay increases in addition to adding…


Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Rep. Durkin: Responsible Spending Number Only Option

SPRINGFIELD— Today the Illinois House of Representatives passed an important resolution to limit spending for our FY 13 budget.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012
3/5 Vote for Pension Increases Needed

SPRINGFIELD—State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) voted today in the Illinois House to support a Constitutional Amendment requiring a 3/5 supermajority vote in the General Assembly to adopt any additional…


Wednesday, March 7, 2012
College Illinois Transparency Bill Passes House Unanimously

SPRINGFIELD—Legislation sponsored by State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) to require College Illinois! to make investment decisions in open meetings passed out of the Illinois House unanimously today.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012
College Illinois Legislation Makes Progress

Today I presented House Bill 4116 to the State Government Administration Committee where it passed.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012
College Illinois Transparency Bill Passes Committee Unanimously

SPRINGFIELD—Legislation sponsored by State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) to require College Illinois! to make investment decisions in open meetings passed out of the State Government Administration Committee unanimously today.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Statement from Representative Durkin

“Today the Governor called for huge cuts and reforms in his annual budget address. I want to see the governor implement the nearly $1 billion in reforms for Medicaid we…


Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Statement from Rep. Durkin on Budget Address

“On Wednesday the Governor is going to give his annual budget address and I want to see the governor give us a very real account of what the shape of…


Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Durkin Files Legislation to Improve College Illinois!

SPRINGFIELD—Today State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) filed several pieces of legislation to assist in the recovery of the College Illinois! Prepaid Tuition Program. The legislation will bring more transparency…


Thursday, February 2, 2012
Statement from Rep. Durkin on State of the State

Posted on February 02, 2012 9:29 AM “Last year the governor signed into law a democrat tax increase that was the largest Illinois Families have ever seen and claimed it…