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Thursday, January 7, 2021
Video: Rep. Murphy Calls for Action During Lame Duck Session on IDES Problems

Speaking during a press conference to address the ongoing issues plaguing IDES, State Rep. Mike Murphy offered solutions to the issues and called for a public hearing to root out…


Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Rep. Murphy Responds to Scenes at the U.S. Capitol

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) issued the following statement in response to scenes of violence at the U.S. Capitol: “The scenes of violence happening at the U.S. Capitol…


Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Murphy, House Republicans Demand Answers, Offer Solutions to Pritzker’s Failures at Illinois Department of Employment Security

Illinois House Republicans sounded off on Governor JB Pritzker’s management of the Illinois Department of Employment Security and the breakdown of the unemployment system that has led to massive delays…


Tuesday, December 29, 2020
New Laws for 2021

Three new state laws go into effect January 1, 2021. HB 2708Amends the Missing Persons Identification Act to require law enforcement to report relevant information and DNA data about missing…


Thursday, December 17, 2020
Rep. Murphy Attends Legislative Hearing in Chicago regarding COVID-19 at LaSalle Veterans’ Home

After a nearly 4-hour long hearing of the House Veterans’ Committee, State Representative Lance Yednock (D-Ottawa), who represents the LaSalle Veterans’ Home, said he had more questions than answers regarding…


Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Rep. Keicher, Rep. Murphy call for hearing on rampant fraud plaguing IDES

Two Illinois House Republican legislators are calling for the House State Government Administration Committee to hold an immediate hearing following news of Illinois residents being hung up on, unable to…


Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Murphy, Restore Illinois Collaborative Commission members share concerns with Governor Pritzker’s borrowing scheme

State Representatives Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City), Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur), and Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) shared their concerns with Governor Pritzker’s controversial plan to borrow another $2 billion from the federal government….


Friday, December 4, 2020
Video: Rep. Murphy Calls for Public Hearings, Solutions to Unemployment Fraud

Speaking during a press conference, State Rep. Mike Murphy called for the legislature to meet and seek concrete answers to address the massive, ongoing failures and fraud at IDES under…


Friday, December 4, 2020
Murphy, House Republicans to Pritzker: Stop Pointing Fingers and Start Providing Solutions for Massive Failure and Continuous Fraud at IDES

With identity fraud tied to unemployment claims in Illinois at an all-time high, Illinois State Representatives Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City), Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro), and Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) held a press…


Monday, November 23, 2020
$1.5 Million in BIG Grants Awarded in 99th District, Murphy Encourages More Businesses to Apply

The second round of the Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program has begun awarding grants to provide economic relief for small businesses hit hardest by COVID-19. During this second of grants,…