“It’s unfortunate Senate Democrats voted to override the Governor’s school funding reform plan, a plan that would have provided the 38 school districts in my district $7.5 million more than under Senate Bill 1...”
HARRISBURG, IL – Cairo’s ongoing housing situation drew national media attention to Southern Illinois this week, as U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson visited the confluence community.
HARRISBURG, IL - After a two-month delay by the Senate Majority on sending the education funding formula to the Governor, State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) said a recent amendatory veto was the only course of action to a politician-created crisis.
SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) offered the following comments after the Governor issued an amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1 on August 1.
SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Senate returned to a special session on July 26 to deal with the education funding formula, but not much has happened thanks to the political gamesmanship by the Senate majority, according to State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg).
HARRISBURG, IL - Illinois lawmakers are expecting to be called back to Springfield for another special session on education funding reform, according to State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg).
HARRISBURG, IL – Illinoisans are already feeling the pain of the income tax increase, as employees saw their take home pay decrease with the first pay period of the new fiscal year, which began on July 1, according to State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg).
SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) offered the following comments after the Illinois Senate passed a spending plan for Fiscal Year 2018 and a tax increase on July 4.
SPRINGFIELD, IL – After busting through a midnight deadline on June 30 to resolve the state’s fiscal situation, State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) remains watchfully positive that progress is being made on a FY 2018 budget.
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Following several previous attempts to fix the school funding formula, State Senators Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) and Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) are supporting a more fair and equitable school funding plan that avoids picking "winners and losers."
HARRISBURG, IL - Budget inaction and continued uncertainty were on the minds of area superintendents during a June 20 meeting convened by State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) to discuss area schools’ cash flow issues.
HARRISBURG, IL – Two weeks after the scheduled adjournment of the regular spring session, State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) said that lawmakers are preparing to return to the State Capitol on June 21.
HARRISBURG, IL – State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) and State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) are hosting their first annual free Senior Fair at the Marion HUB Rec Center on June 27 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
SPRINGFIELD, IL – After a long-term solution to the state’s economic competitive issues and a resolution to the two year budget impasse wasn’t produced by the General Assembly’s scheduled May 31...
HARRISBURG, IL - Budget inaction was the end result as the Illinois General Assembly adjourned the regularly-scheduled spring session just short of midnight on May 31, according to State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg).