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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... Read more

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... Read more

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.... Read more

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... Read more

Durkin on Willis Report About College Illinois

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

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. Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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. Read more

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... Read more