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Thursday, February 22, 2024
Video: Rep. Spain Reacts to Governor’s Budget Proposal

Speaking to the media following Gov. Pritzker’s joint State of the State and Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Address, Deputy House Republican Leader Ryan Spain (R-73rd District) expressed his concerns with the Governor’s budget…


Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Update: Upcoming Events, Migrant Crisis, Firearms

HAPPY THANKSGIVING The first Thanksgiving took place over 400 years ago, but the spirit of the holiday lives on today. It reminds us to be thankful for all that we…


Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Rep. Spain Joined by Families Fighting to Save Invest in Kids Scholarship Program

Today, House Deputy Minority Leader Ryan Spain (R-Peoria) joined families and fellow legislators at a press conference to call for the preservation of the Invest in Kids Tax Credit Scholarship…


Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Rep. Spain: Essential for the General Assembly to Preserve Invest in Kids

Joined by families who have benefitted firsthand from the opportunities provided through the Invest in Kids scholarship program, Rep. Ryan Spain called on the House Speaker to hold a vote…


Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Spain Joins House Minority Leader Tony McCombie for Veto Session Preview

Deputy House Minority Leader Ryan Spain joined House Minority Leader Tony McCombie to discuss Republican priorities ahead of legislative veto session in the Illinois House. In his remarks, Spain said…


Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Rep. Spain Calls SAFE-T Act Reckless After Drug Runners Released

Rep. Spain points out the fundamental flaws in the SAFE-T Act and its new pre-trial release requirements after two drug runners from California were caught with more than 5,000 pounds…


Thursday, August 24, 2023
Mapes Verdict a Reminder We Must Bolster Illinois Ethics Laws Today

How many guilty verdicts will it take to spur Speaker Welch and House Democrats into action on ethics reform? In the wake of the Tim Mapes trial, House Republicans call…


Friday, August 18, 2023
Rep. Spain: Distillery Labs Represents Innovative Future for Peoria & State

This week, State Representative Ryan Spain spoke at a Hammer Swing event to commemorate the start of demolition and renovations for the new 40,000-square-foot Distillery Labs start-up innovation center in…


Friday, August 11, 2023
Rep. Spain Responds to IL Supreme Court Firearm Ban Ruling

Following the 4-3 split ruling issued today by the Illinois Supreme Court to uphold the state’s ban on so-called “assault weapons” and “large capacity magazines,” House Deputy Minority Leader Ryan…


Sunday, May 28, 2023
VIDEO: Illinois Democrats left town without addressing corruption