April 24, 2020 Louisville – State Rep. Darren Bailey is confident the law is on his side in regard to his lawsuit opposing Governor J. B. Pritzker’s continuous ‘stay at home’ order, which the Governor announced April 23 he will extend for another 30 days past the current April 30 deadline established in his previous Executive Order (EO). [Read more...]
Following Illinois State Governor JB Pritzker’s press release yesterday afternoon (Thursday), where he revealed the state would continue a modified statewide lockdown for another 30 days, State Representative Darren Bailey, of the 109th District in Illinois, filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Clay County where he resides. [Read more...]
“Enough is enough”
Louisville – State Rep. Darren Bailey filed a lawsuit today (April 23) against Governor J.B. Pritzker for a violation of civil rights. [Read more...]
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State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) learned last week that the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is working with federal, state and local health partners to take preventative measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Also referred to as the “Wuhan Virus,” referencing the area in China believed to be ground zero of the start of the virus, the spreading of this particular virus and the symptoms are still being studied and tracked. [Read more...]
SPRINGFIELD…State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) on Thursday voted against two bills that pretend to be ethics reform legislation, but do not go far enough to actually address problems with corruption in Illinois. He also voted to keep session going to address the ethics crisis that is real and urgent.
“There is no more important issue than ethics reform right now,” commented Rep. Bailey. “The first bill, SB 1639 dealing with statements of economic interest, was introduced in the middle of the night and then changed in the Democrat Caucus before it came to the House for a vote. This is not a transparent process!”
Rep. Bailey and House Republicans are serious about enacting meaningful ethical reforms, and have introduce nearly thirty bills to address these serious problems. But, the majority Democrats are refusing to acknowledge that we must reform our ethics laws in meaningful ways so Illinoisans can have better confidence in their elected officials.
“The HJR 93 that establishes a task force is not truly bipartisan because one party will have a super-majority of members making the recommendations on ethics reform. This task force will accomplish nothing meaningful and the report will not be provided until after the March primary when there may very well be more indictments.”
In a late breaking announcement, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton announced his early retirement Thursday as the FBI continues its investigation into alleged political corruption in the senate and other areas of Illinois government. For weeks, Rep. Bailey and his House Republican colleagues have introduced and demanded action on legislation to address Illinois’ ineffective state ethics laws.
Bailey added, “as we’ve seen many times in the past, Democrats filed legislation in the middle of the night that is not allowed proper review by Republican lawmakers or staff. They’re returning to their typical playbook and it’s a complete disservice to the people of Illinois. That’s why I voted NO to adjourn on Thursday because we shouldn’t leave the Capitol until real ethics reform is accomplished!”
By Representative Darren Bailey
Illinois’ economic fortunes are turning around. After years of struggling to recover from the so-called Great Recession of 2008, the tide seems to be turning. Here are some of the headlines this year from the Illinois Department of Employment Security:
LOUISVILLE…State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) has become aware of a memo to the Governor’s Cabinet Directors on Monday that directs state agencies under the control of the governor to plan for a 6.5 % reduction in budgets for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. The joint memo came from the Deputy Governor for the Budget & Economy and the Director of the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget. The document also asks for suggestions on which state boards and commissions could be eliminated from the Illinois bureaucracy.