Rep Tom Demmer on Dixon $40 Million Settlement

Rochelle IL…Statement from State Representative Tom Demmer regarding the $40 million settlement to the City of Dixon. “It is reassuring to see that a large portion of money from the Crundwell embezzlement scandal will be paid back to the City of Dixon and its taxpayers,” said Demmer. “It is an unfortunate situation for any town […]

Rep. Demmer Announces Senior Citizen’s Fair

Dixon, IL… State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) will host a senior citizen health fair Friday, September 13 at Heritage Square, 620 N. Ottawa Ave., Dixon, IL from 9am – 12noon. The fair is free and open to the public. Seniors will be able to receive a seasonal flu shot, be screened for oral cancer and […]

Demmer Opposes Income Tax Increase on Residents and Businesses

As the new fiscal year approaches, State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) stands united with his colleagues to oppose recent efforts to push a progressive income tax increase on the residents and businesses in Illinois. “Two years ago, a 67% income tax increase was passed to catch Illinois up on its debt. Instead of catching up, […]

Rep. Tom Demmer Recaps the Accomplishments and Failure to Accomplish Pension Reform

The Illinois General Assembly adjourned their regular session on the night of May 31st, leaving many important issues unresolved. This is the typical adjournment date because it coincides with the Illinois Constitution’s requirement for a supermajority to pass bills after June 1st that have an effective date during the current year. There’s plenty of frustration […]

Pension Cost Shift Passes the Buck to Universities and Community Colleges

Springfield, IL…Today, 24 hours before session adjourns, Illinois Democrats passed legislation to shift pension costs to universities and community colleges that will lead to tuition and property tax increases. State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) voted no on the cost shift to prevent Illinois another tax increase, and to save students from continued tuition hikes. When […]

Fracking Means More Business in the 90 th District

Springfield, IL… In a landmark vote Thursday night, hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, was overwhelmingly approved with strong bipartisan vote in the House. State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) co-sponsored SB1715 knowing its potential to not only create jobs down State but also in the 90th District. “Many proponents speak of jobs in southern Illinois […]

Demmer Tightens School Safety

Springfield, IL… On Sunday, State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) unanimously passed a bill that will strengthen school safety on the House Floor. Rep. Demmer joined Senator Tim Bivins (R-Dixon) as the chief sponsor in the House to ensure the safety of students, teachers, and employees. Senate Bill 1931 is intended to make schools safer by […]

Demmer Continues to Harden Corruption Laws

Springfield, IL…Today another piece of anti-corruption legislation was passed resulting from the scandals of people like Rita Crundwell. State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) chief co-sponsored this bill as part of his Dixon anti-corruption legislation. House Bill 2691 establishes penalties based on the value of the property that was unlawfully obtained through theft of public funds for personal gain. […]

Rep. Demmer: I will continue to protect our 2nd Amendment Rights!

Springfield, IL… Yesterday, the right to concealed and carry a firearm arrived to the house floor for a heated debate. State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) co-sponsored HB 997 in early February, which is the only recognized and endorsed legislation for concealed and carry by the National Rifle Association (NRA). “This past December, the U.S. Seventh […]