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Monday, May 27th, 2019
Rep. Bailey Opposes Gov. Pritzker’s Graduated Tax Proposal: Contentious Debate in House; Party Line Vote

State Representative Darren Bailey stood up on the floor of the Illinois House on Monday to oppose Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment (SJRCA) 1, which allows for a referendum question…

Monday, May 27th, 2019
Rep. Bailey Fights Late Sunday Night Move to Pass “Disgusting Bill” to Expand Abortions: How Many of the 39,832 in Illinois in 2017 Were “Medically Necessary?”

State Representative Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) on Sunday evening defended the sanctity of life when parliamentary moves were used to bring back the so-called ‘Reproductive Healthcare Act’ language in the form…

Friday, May 24th, 2019
Legislative Update 5-24-19

May 24, 2019 Dear Friends — Your basic Constitutional rights are once again under attack in Illinois! FOID card holders in good standing will be required to get fingerprinted and…

Friday, May 24th, 2019
Rep. Bailey Fights for Working Families: Opposes Gas Tax Hike Proposal!

State Representative Darren Bailey joined colleagues Allen Skillicorn and Chris Miller this week at a press conference at the State Capitol to make the case against the Governor’s proposal to…

Friday, May 24th, 2019
Rep. Bailey Welcomes Effingham Boy Scout Troop 335 to the Illinois State Capitol

State Representative Darren Bailey on Wednesday welcomed Boy Scout Troop 335 from Effingham. Troop 335 is sponsored by the Effingham Sportsman’s Club. “What a wonderful group of young people who…

Friday, May 24th, 2019
Rep. Bailey Continues to Defend 2nd Amendment Rights for All Illinoisans!

SENATE BILL 1966 How It Affects Law-abiding Gun Owners Mandatory fingerprinting for all FOID and CCL applications and renewals (unless the person has previously provided fingerprints) — begins 180 days after effective date Universal background…

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
Rep. Bailey Still Fighting the Governor’s “Graduated Tax”: Not Willing to Give Democrats a Blank Check to Spend More

State Representative Darren Bailey joined many of his fellow legislators to once again make the case against the latest proposal to change the Illinois Constitution from a flat tax system…

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
Rep. Bailey Encourages Local Girls to Explore STEM Careers and Earn Scholarships: Apply by June 7th for ‘Icebox Derby’

State Representative Darren Bailey is encouraging girls who will be in the 7th – 12th grade this year to apply to be one of the 30 participants in the “Icebox…

Monday, May 20th, 2019
Rep. Bailey Legislation Passes Senate Unanimously

Would Double Fines for Violators Who Drive Around Stopped School Buses Picking Up Children State Representative Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) announced today that his bill to double the fines on violators…

Friday, May 17th, 2019
Legislative Update 5-17-19

May 17, 2019 Friends– With only 13 legislative days left until the end of the Legislative Session, we still do not have a state budget!  But, we have had a…