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Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Rep. Luft’s Capitol Report for July 26

Even with the General Assembly adjourned for the summer, the news keeps coming from state government. Problems continue to plague the leadership of the Department of Children and Family Services,…


Friday, June 17, 2022
Luft calls for hearings on multi-billion dollar mismanagement at IDES

PEKIN – As a new audit shows that nearly $2 billion in federal funds were paid out for fraudulent pandemic unemployment claims by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES),…


Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Rep. Luft’s Capitol Report for June 14

Thank you for reading my latest Capitol Report. Recently, I was honored to have a bill that I sponsored this spring get signed into law, one which will help our…


Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Rep. Luft’s Capitol Report for May 25

Thank you for reading my latest Capitol Report newsletter. It was an interesting spring session and as we move into the summer months the news from state government just keeps…


Thursday, May 12, 2022
Luft legislation would prohibit bail for those charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer

SPRINGFIELD – Judges would be allowed to deny bail to defendants charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer under new legislation filed by State Representative Mark Luft (R-Pekin). “Attacks…


Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Rep. Luft’s Capitol Report for April 26

The House and Senate adjourned after an all-night session that ended in the early morning hours of Saturday April 9. In spite of the long hours, we didn’t have much…


Monday, April 18, 2022
Luft to host free paper-shredding event on Saturday in Pekin

PEKIN – State Representative Mark Luft (R-Pekin) will host a paper-shredding event for members of the public on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at his district office in…


Friday, April 8, 2022
Luft legislation to improve accountability of state veteran assistance programs passes House

SPRINGFIELD – Legislation sponsored by State Representative Mark Luft (R-Pekin) to better monitor the effectiveness of programs to help Illinois veterans passed the House on Thursday. “Illinois has many great…


Friday, April 1, 2022
Rep. Luft’s Capitol Report for April 1

The closing days of session are on the horizon, as we are scheduled to complete our work and adjourn on April 8. The session calendar has been shortened this year…


Thursday, March 17, 2022
Luft calls for immediate relief from high prices

This week I joined three of my Republican colleagues in calling for immediate relief from the policies which have driven up the costs of the things Illinois families buy every…