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Friday, February 18, 2022
State Rep. David Friess’ Weekly Update – 2/18/22

Session Resumed After a week off, the General Assembly reconvened as the deadline to get bills out of committee quickly approached. While most of the work was done in committees,…


Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Friess Seeks Transparency in Fire Department Hiring

SPRINGFIELD, IL…In response to recent reports of a convicted arson being made chief of a small-town fire department, State Representative David Friess (R-Red Bud) filed legislation to combat this type…


Wednesday, February 16, 2022
JCAR Suspends Emergency Mitigations

Springfield, IL… Tuesday afternoon, a meeting of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) met to vote on the latest version of COVID-19 mitigation rules for K-12 schools. The committee…


Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Governor Lifts Mask Mandate, Rep. David Friess Issues Response

Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced plans to remove the mask mandate throughout the state beginning on February 28th with the exception of schoolchildren….


Friday, February 4, 2022
State Rep. David Friess’ Weekly Update – 2/4/22

Session Cancelled Due to Weather Session was canceled this week due to the winter storm that hit hard across central Illinois. This was unfortunate as Statehouse Democrats have already cut…


Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Rep. Friess Reacts to Budget Address

You can tell it is an election year for the Governor. Today, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced a ‘balanced’ budget that theoretically stabilizes and improves Illinois’ financial health. Of course, this…


Friday, January 21, 2022
State Rep. David Friess Weekly Update – 1/21/2022

Session Further Delayed Spring session is again postponed for the week of January 24th. The delays pile up and prevent the General Assembly from serving you. House Committee action is…


Friday, January 21, 2022
Friess: Now Democrats Want Our Help

In January 2020, the Democrats rammed through their criminal justice reform bill known as the SAFE-T Act. The bill passed at the 11th hour of a lame-duck session with limited…


Friday, January 14, 2022
Rep. David Friess Weekly Update – 1/14/22

Session Further Delayed Due to an increase in COVID cases as a result of the Omicron variant, Democrats have chosen to delay floor activity further by canceling scheduled days for…


Friday, January 7, 2022
Rep. Friess Weekly Update – 1/7/22

State Rep. David Friess Weekly Update – 1/7/2022 Spring Session Begins The General Assembly reconvened this week to begin its 2022 session and from the start state Democrats managed to…