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Thursday, September 9, 2021
Rep. Murphy Smacks Energy Bill for Pulling Rug out from Under Non-Profit Power Plants

State Representative Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) issued the following statement today in response to the Illinois House passing an omnibus energy package, Senate Bill 2408: “More than a decade ago, City,…


Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Springfield IDES Office Reopens for In-Person Services

From the Illinois Department of Employment Security: The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced yesterday the continuation of the phased restoration of in-person workforce and limited unemployment services at…


Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Rep. Murphy Blasts Round Two of Partisan Gerrymandered Maps

State Representative Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) issued the following statement in response to Democrats complete disregard for fair elections with the latest redistricting maps redo: “What the Democrat majority did over…


Monday, August 23, 2021
Rep. Murphy Bill Advancing Student Safety Signed into Law

Legislation filed by State Representative Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) to improve school bus safety has been signed into law by Governor Pritzker. House Bill 2584 establishes a pilot program to allow…


Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Back to Business Grants Available for Small Businesses

The $250 million Back to Business (B2B) grant program aims to deploy small business recovery grants for those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. The B2B grant program builds on the success…


Thursday, August 12, 2021
Murphy’s Capitol Report: 2nd Shred Event, Executive Action & More

2nd Shred Event & Constituent Services Fair in Springfield. Following the success of our recent Shred Event & Constituent Services Fair in Chatham, we will be hosting a second free…


Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Rep. Murphy to Host 2nd Shred Event & Constituent Services Fair in Springfield

Following the success of his recent Shred Event & Constituent Services Fair in Chatham, State Representative Mike Murphy is hosting a second free one-stop-shop event in Springfield on August 28….


Monday, August 9, 2021
Illinois State Fair Set to Kick-Off

The Illinois State Fair will be held under pandemic conditions, with fairgoers urged to maintain social distancing and wear facemasks indoors.  Most of the Fair’s events take place outdoors.  The…


Friday, August 6, 2021
Governor Pritzker Again Takes Unilateral Action to Sidestep Legislature

With a number of school districts not yet adopting CDC guidance on masking, Governor JB Pritzker and IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike announced executive action this week that masks will…


Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Rep. Murphy Responds to Pritzker’s Latest Unilateral Mask Mandate

State Representative Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) issued the following statement after Governor Pritzker announced unilateral action by the executive branch to institute a new mask mandate in all Illinois Schools: “When…