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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…


Thursday, March 3, 2022
Rep. Luft’s Capitol Report for March 3

The Illinois General Assembly is just over halfway through its scheduled spring session. I wanted to give you a brief update on where things stand and a look ahead at…


Wednesday, February 16, 2022
VIDEO: Rep. Luft speaks out about pardon which allowed convicted arsonist to become fire chief in small Illinois town

Thursday, February 3, 2022
Governor Pritzker’s budget spends more than Illinois revenue grows

Yesterday the Governor painted a very rosy picture of where things stand in Illinois. But he left out a few things. For example, a lot of the fiscal progress he…


Monday, January 31, 2022
Rep. Luft’s Public Safety Survey

Public safety was one of the top issues in the House in 2021 and it will be a major issue again in 2022. Please take a few moments to take…