Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Rep. Murphy: Step in the Right Direction for Restaurants, But More Needed

Today Governor Pritzker announced that as regions of the state enter phrase 3 of his Restore Illinois reopening plan, restaurants and bars will be able to expand their operations with…

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Rep. Murphy Glad to See Rule Threatening Small Biz Withdrawn

Following public outcry and pressure from Republicans in the General Assembly about an emergency rule to penalize small businesses with a Class A Misdemeanor, the Pritzker administration withdrew the rule…

Saturday, May 16, 2020
Rep. Murphy Responds to Governor Small Biz Overreach

Following a move by Governor JB Pritzker that could jail small business owners for re-opening, State Representative Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) issued the following statement: “This is a blatant overreach by…

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Murphy, Central Illinois Legislators Call for Direct Local Input to Address COVID-19, Re-open IL

This morning, central Illinois House Republican State Representatives Tim Butler (R-Springfield) and Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) held a press conference via Zoom to discuss their continued push for a more localized…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Rep. Murphy Encourages Eligible Local Governments to Apply for Fast-Track Public Infrastructure Grants

On Tuesday, May 12, the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity announced a $25 million Fast-Track Public Infrastructure Grant program in an effort to accelerate public works projects across…

Friday, May 8, 2020
Petition – It’s Time for the General Assembly to Get Back in Session

The global COVID-19 pandemic has posed an unprecedented challenge to the nation and our state.   As a co-equal branch of government, the General Assembly has the responsibility to debate the…

Friday, May 8, 2020
Support House Republican Efforts to Safely & Regionally Re-Open Illinois

The global COVID-19 pandemic has posed an unprecedented challenge to our nation and state. House Republican lawmakers have introduced a plan to re-open Illinois’ economy on a safe, responsible and regional basis….

Friday, May 8, 2020
Ten Priorities for Illinois’ Economic Recovery

As the COVID-19 Pandemic unfolded and the March Stay at Home was put into place, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin took the long view creating an internal Economic Recovery Working…

Thursday, May 7, 2020
House Republicans Propose Safe, Regional Economic Recovery Plan

The next phase of combating the global COVID-19 pandemic is to repair the economic devastation it has wrought in its wake. It is a monumental effort that will only be successful…

Thursday, May 7, 2020
E-check Fees Waived to Renew Driver’s License, State ID, Vehicle Registration

In an effort to further encourage online transactions with the Secretary of State’s office at, The Secretary of State and State Treasurer have worked to waive the payment processor fee…