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Thursday, May 6, 2021
Demmer decries closed-door, partisan remap process

State Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) calls for independent redistricting to ensure fair maps for the people of Illinois in response to House Democrats’ closed-door, partisan mapmaking process. Click the PLAY…


Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Rep. Demmer: Report on COVID-19 outbreak at LaSalle Veterans Home paints clear picture of negligence

State Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) lays out the timeline of negligence and failure that marked the Pritzker Administration’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans Home last autumn…


Friday, April 30, 2021
Report finds Pritzker Admin. failed to protect Veterans at LaSalle

State Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) reacts to the acting inspector general’s report on the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak at the LaSalle Veterans Home. Click the PLAY button below…


Friday, April 16, 2021
Reps. Tom Demmer & Avery Bourne answer questions about Reimagine Illinois

Illinois State Representatives Tom Demmer and Avery Bourne answer questions about House Republicans’ new platform called Reimagine Illinois.


Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Illinois’ low-income scholarship program should be saved

As published in the Chicago Tribune In 2017, Illinois legislators came together to pass and enact a sweeping, bipartisan education funding overhaul. A key component of that legislation was Invest…


Friday, March 12, 2021
Demmer, House GOP Demand Fiscal Accountability Amid Federal Bailout

In response to the $7.5 billion in federal aid approved for the State of Illinois and $6 billion for local governments, State Representatives Tom Demmer (R-Dixon), Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego), and…


Monday, March 1, 2021
Illinois, don’t be tempted to use COVID-19 aid as a bureaucracy bailout

As published in the Chicago Tribune The U.S. Senate will soon vote on the latest in a series of pandemic financial relief bills — this time a $1.9 trillion effort that includes…


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Rep. Demmer on Illinois’ budget realities

Gov. Pritzker’s budget proposal should not take short sighted steps to raise taxes on Illinois businesses and remove job-creation incentives as we prepare to re-emerge from the pandemic. And we…


Monday, February 15, 2021
Rep. Demmer: Illinois needs balanced budget with NO tax increases

State Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, discusses the need to restore checks and balances to state government and to pass a responsible, balanced state budget this year with no tax increases….


Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Rep. Demmer: House Rules should support, not circumvent Illinois Constitution

Deputy House Republican Leader Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, speaks during debate on HR 72, a resolution to adopt House Rules for the 102nd Illinois General Assembly. Rep. Demmer points out how…