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Thursday, July 19, 2012
House Committee Recommends Smith Expulsion

SPRINGFIELD—Today State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) as House Manager – Minority Caucus of the Select Committee on Discipline provided enough evidence for the committee to recommend that State Representative…


Friday, July 6, 2012
Governor Signs Durkin’s Legislation to Improve College Illinois

SPRINGFIELD—Today Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation sponsored by State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) to increase accountability and assist in the recovery of the College Illinois! Prepaid Tuition Program. The…


Thursday, June 14, 2012
Statement from Rep. Durkin on Pensions

“The legislature has to get pension reform done soon, we cannot wait until November. We need to return to Springfield and find a viable solution for everyone immediately. If we…


Thursday, June 7, 2012
Durkin Named to Lead Select Committee on Discipline

SPRINGFIELD—Today House Republican Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego) named State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) House Manager – Minority Caucus of the Select Committee on Discipline for State Representative Derek Smith….


Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Statement from Rep. Durkin on the Budget

“State spending has become inflated beyond control. This week the Illinois House was presented with a budget that had an additional $50 million in spending beyond what we all agreed…


Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Durkin on Willis Report About College Illinois

I was on Willis Report today about College Illinois! See the full report here.


Friday, May 25, 2012
Durkin Votes to Cut $1.6 Billion in Medicaid

SPRINGFIELD— State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) voted today in favor of reforms to cut $1.6 billion from the state Medicaid program.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Durkin Votes to End General Assembly Scholarships

SPRINGFIELD— State Representative Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) voted to end General Assembly Scholarships in the future. House Bill 3810 passed the House 79-32 and will soon be sent to the…


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.