Sen. Fowler’s Week-in-Review: Feb. 10-14
Before returning to Springfield for the annual Budget Address on Feb. 19, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) spent time in District meeting with constituents, touring local businesses and reaching out fellow elected officials about community needs.
Legislation eliminates FOID card
Those wanting to purchase firearms would no longer need to possess a FOID card under legislation filed recently. Senate Bill 2535 would repeal the Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Act, which supporters of the bill say is outdated and redundant.
Illinois reminds taxpayers to take advantage of Earned Income Tax Credit
Tax season has begun as federal and state W-2 forms arrive in the mail, but according to the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR), thousands of eligible taxpayers fail to claim the both the Illinois Earned Income Credit (EIC) and the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
First round of funding in statewide broadband expansion announced
On Jan. 5, it was announced that $50 million in funding is being released for the first round of matching grants of Illinois’ $420 million statewide broadband expansion. Applicants for the grant are anticipated to include Internet service providers, rural cooperatives, nonprofits and local governments.
Group wants you to pick coolest things made in Illinois
In addition to filling in college basketball brackets, Illinoisans can pick winners for another March tournament that will determine the “coolest thing made in Illinois.”
“State of the State” fails to address legislative redistricting
Senate Republicans reacted to Gov. Pritzker’s first official “State of the State” address, delivered to a joint session of Illinois lawmakers Jan. 29 in the House of Representatives chambers, noting that the Governor failed to mention the critical issue of redistricting reform.
Republican lawmakers make ethics reform a priority for spring session
As investigations into government corruption cases continue to play out in the headlines, passing commonsense legislation, including several measures unveiled last fall by Republican lawmakers, must be a top priority of lawmakers this spring.
Republican lawmakers push for suspension of automatic voter registration
New problems with Illinois’ Automatic Voter Registration system are being reported just days after Gov. Pritzker said there are no plans to suspend the AVR program, even after it mistakenly registered more than 500 people.
Sen. Fowler reacts to State of the State
On Jan. 29, Governor J.B. Pritzker addressed the General Assembly to deliver the annual State of the State Address before members of both houses of the state legislature.
Senate Week-in-Review: Jan. 20-24
As the legislature gears up for the spring session, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) spent the week visiting local businesses and speaking with other elected officials about needs within the region.
Senate Week in Review: Jan. 6-10
State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) kicked off the start of a new year by visiting a number of Southern Illinois-based businesses.
Senate Week in Review: New Laws Edition, Part III
As a new year begins, Illinois residents may be interested to learn about several notable new laws that take effect January 1.
The new laws kicking off 2020 cover everything from recreational cannabis sales, to ensuring children are receiving adequate healthcare.
New Laws Edition, Part II
As people throughout Illinois prepare to ring in a new year, the Senate Republican Caucus is continuing to highlight new laws that will take effect as the clock strikes midnight on January 1.
The new laws kicking off 2020 cover everything from protecting children under DCFS care to safeguarding individuals’ privacy and personal information.
New Laws Edition, Part I
As 2019 comes to a close and we prepare for a new year, several notable laws take effect January 1 that Illinois residents may want to know about.
The new laws kicking off 2020 cover everything from transportation safety and increased traffic penalties, to supporting our military personnel.
Fowler’s Week-in-review: December 2-6
After a holiday weekend spent giving thanks, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) continued work throughout the 59th District. This week, Sen. Fowler spoke on healthcare legislation, took part in a contracting workshop and attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for Centerstone.
Senate Week in Review November 18-22, 2019
Harrisburg, ILL—For in district news this week, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) toured a local business, continued recording new segments of his tourism series Southern Illinois Treasures and got in the giving spirit by taking part in a Thanksgiving donation drive.
Week-in-Review: Nov. 11 – 15, 2019
The fall Veto Session came to a close during the week with the final days’ main focus firmly on combatting the ethics problems currently plaguing the state.
Week-in-Review: Nov. 4 – 8, 2019
Before legislators return to the Capitol on Nov. 12 for the final week of the fall Veto Session, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) stayed busy in District.
Week-in-Review: Oct. 28 – Nov. 1
The Senate Republican Caucus took action this week to restore public trust in an honest and ethical state government.
Week-in-Review: Oct. 21 – 25
For news this week, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) recently represented Southern Illinois as part of a legislative delegation to visit China, toured a local business seeking to expand operations and hosted his annual Sportsmen and Outdoorsmen’s Caucus for residents.
Week-in-Review: Oct. 7 – 11
With farmers headed back to the fields, Sen. Fowler spent time learning more about Southern Illinois’ agriculture by partnering with the Williamson County Farm Bureau to tour two locally-owned farms. Earlier in the week, Sen. Fowler visited Tom Miller’s farm and Gary Bundren’s Farm to check out their operations and learn more about their work in the industry.
Fowler hosts annual Youth Advisory Council
On October 10, State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) welcomed dozens of high school students from across the 59th Senate District to his annual Youth Advisory Council, a unique, hands-on opportunity for area students to learn about and experience state government and public policy.
Week-in-Review: Sept. 30 – Oct. 4
State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) spent time in district this week, welcoming veterans back from another Southern Illinois Honor Flight, presenting a check on behalf of the Illinois Senate Sportsmen’s Caucus and touring state facilities across the district undergoing improvement and renovations.
Sen. Fowler encourages families to submit stories of veterans to be showcased at Illinois Capitol
As Veterans Day approaches, and we look for ways to honor Illinois veterans and tell their incredible stories, State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) is asking constituents to submit a photo and tribute to a loved one who has served in the United States Armed Forces to be displayed on the Veterans Day “Wall of Honor” in the Illinois State Capitol Nov. 4-15.
Week in Review | Week of September 23-27, 2019
After a rough and delayed planting season, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) is sharing some good news for Illinois’ agriculture industry.