State Senator Dale Fowler will be offering traveling office hours during his upcoming Southern Illinois Made Expo. On July 28 and 29, constituents are encouraged to stop by Senator Fowler’s Legislative Information Booth, speak with staff and ask their questions.
Illinois' Child Care Assistance Program is offering eligible families assistance with paying for child care costs.
Senator Fowler recently visited with the kids involved in the Teen REACH program of Massac County. The organization offers programs geared toward developing life skills and improving academic success. The program also gives back to the area, facilitating student participation in community service projects.
Ongoing efforts are being undertaken to resolve the funding issues with the Cave-In-Rock Ferry, a transportation connector between Kentucky 91 and Illinois Route 1. Currently, ferry operators are preparing to close the ferry down until appropriate funding can be found to cover increased regulation and staffing costs.
Traveling across the district this week, State Sen. Dale Fowler began recording new segments for his “Southern Illinois Treasures” series, promoted the upcoming Southern Illinois Made Expo, and joined the residents of the Heritage Woods Assisted Living Facility for a visit.
State Sen. Dale Fowler joined a number of his Senate and House colleagues at the official signing of the $38.5 billion bipartisan budget package on June 4, officially setting forth a balanced spending plan for the upcoming 2019 Fiscal Year.
On June 4, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) joined Governor Bruce Rauner for the signing of the $38.5 billion bipartisan compromise budget package that does not add to taxpayers’ burdens.
Illinois’ axle weight limits could be aligned with neighboring states’ regulations under recent legislation sponsored by State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg).
Senate lawmakers have come together to pass a bipartisan, balanced budget for the State of Illinois on May 30, according to State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg).
According to State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg), a number of roadways and bridges throughout the 59th Senate District will see improvements under the recently announced six-year Highway Improvement Program developed by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) will represent the 59th Senate District in this year’s Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD) program, an annual training institute for state leaders in the Midwest.
State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) is sharing news from the Rend Lake Conservancy District about the recent water shortage and the successful efforts to repair the main line, restoring water access to communities. According to District officials, the Intercity Water Plant is pumping water into the system and the lake intake and treatment plant have been returned to service. Officials also report that the system will be on a boil water order until testing shows that the water is safe for consumption.
Underscoring the importance of the tourism industry in Illinois, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) is bringing attention to recently released numbers which reported an all-time high in visitors from 2017.
Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) returned to the Capitol to take part in another week of session, pushing legislation recognizing the importance of helping our veterans, taking part in a memorial ceremony honoring Illinois’ firefighters and reminding FOID card holders to check the expiration date of their card.
Senate lawmakers returned to the Capitol on May 1 to begin the final month of scheduled spring session. Senate action last week included Senate Republicans pushing a bill to prohibit cost-of-living pay increases for lawmakers, legislation that lets motorists register their vehicles for more than a one-year period, and a bill aimed at protecting the integrity of the non-profit grant process.
The Illinois Senate adjourned on April 26, with lawmakers set to return to the Capitol on May 1 to continue legislative action.
State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) is sponsoring legislation to bring safety and awareness to the increasing numbers in workplace violence occurring in state-owned facilities across Illinois.
During last week’s scheduled session State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) joined with his Senate Republican colleagues to sponsor Senate Resolution 1590, a measure opposing the implementation of a graduate income tax system.
Lawmakers spent much of their first week back in session moving legislation in committees moving legislation. As session begins once more in earnest, Senator Dale Fowler remains adamant that lawmakers should be working together to pass a balanced budget that does not add to the tax burden already placed on the shoulders of Illinois taxpayers.
With lawmakers preparing to return to Springfield on April 10, Senator Fowler spent the week around the District taking part in a memorial dedication honoring Union soldiers, touring a local business and speaking out against a proposal to redirect funds about from the SIUC to SIUE.
United States Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) along with Illinois State Senator Paul Schimpf (IL-58), State Senator Dale Fowler (IL-59), Representative Terri Bryant (IL-115), Representative Dave Severin (IL-117), and Representative Natalie Phelps-Finnie (IL-118) urged caution regarding a recent proposal to swiftly move more than $5 million in funds from Southern Illinois University’s Carbondale (SIUC) campus and divert the money to the University’s Edwardsville campus.
State Sen. Dale Fowler spent the week leading up to the Easter holiday in the 59th District, visiting local businesses, meeting with area leaders and promoting his upcoming Southern Illinois Made Expo to regional chambers.
State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) returned to the 59th District after the Senate adjourned on March 14, meeting with local organizations, supporting local business owners in the region and spending some time back in the classroom.
Lawmakers returned to the Capitol for the final week of scheduled session in March, debating and voting on three highly contentious gun control measures
State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) spent the week between scheduled session back in the District, visiting classrooms, speaking with other elected officials and stopping by a local radio show to discuss gun legislation.
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