MARION -- State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) will host an open house for constituents of the 117th district at his district office in Marion from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13.
The public is invited to attend to meet Severin and his new legislative assistant, Lorrie Snider. Severin and his staff will be on hand to assist constituents with any legislative issue. Light refreshments will be served.
Severin's office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is located at 600 Halfway Road, Suite 103 in Marion.
For more information, please call Severin's office at 618-440-5090 or visit RepSeverin.com.
Lawmaker on task force
Severin has been appointed to serve as a member of the Illinois State-Sponsored Health Clinic Task Force.
The task force was created by HJR 16, passed through the General Assembly during the spring 2019 legislative session.
Severin says the task force will focus on helping the state save money on the cost of state employee group health insurance and health care services for state employees.
"The State-Sponsored Health Clinic Task Force will study the possibility of implementing a state of Illinois-sponsored health clinic for state employees, dependents, and retirees," Severin said.
"The ultimate purpose is to study the best way to provide state of Illinois employees with quality health care services while working to find annual savings to the state's overall group insurance costs. State employee health insurance is a major cost-driver in the State budget and this is a common sense thing that private and public institutions are studying and implementing to help save on the rising cost of health care."
The task force is expected to convene several times throughout the coming year and will issue a report of its findings to the General Assembly upon completion of its work.