Week-in-Review: July 8 to 12
State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) welcomed dozens of area children and their parents to his first-ever Kids Fishing Derby on July 13.
Week-in-Review: June 10 to 14
This week, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) hosted his annual Veteran’s Advisory Committee in Marion, bringing together veterans and veteran advocates from around the 59th District to discuss issues impacting our servicemen and women.
Week-in-Review: July 27 to June 5
The spring legislative session came to an end on June 2 with lawmakers taking up debate on a number of controversial issues, including a devastating measure that expands legal abortions in Illinois and the disappointing approval of 2.4 percent cost-of-living adjustment to legislators’ base salaries.
State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) voted against the $1,600-per-year salary increase when it ca
Fowler supports critical infrastructure and business investments in Southern Illinois
On June 2, Senate lawmakers passed a capital infrastructure package that directs hundreds of millions in funding toward projects in Southern Illinois, a balanced budget that includes critical funding for the Cairo river port terminal and gaming expansion legislation that enables the Walkers Bluff winery to move forward with resort expansion.
Fowler condemns dangerous abortion bill
On May 31, Democrat lawmakers voted to pass a controversial measure that would expand abortion coverage and access in Illinois.
Fowler’s Week-in-Review: May 20-24, 2019
Despite the looming end of the regularly scheduled spring legislative session with its scheduled May 31 adjournment rapidly approaching, it appears a great deal of work remains on several controversial issues.
Fowler, Bryant legislation creates Tamms Minimum Security Unit Task Force
Seeking to repurpose the currently-unoccupied Tamms Correctional Center, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) and Representative Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) sponsored legislation to create the Tamms Minimum Security Unit Task Force.
Fowler appointed to Economic Development Committee
State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) was recently appointed to serve on the Midwestern Legislative Conference Economic Development Committee, made up of state and provincial legislators from across the Midwest and Canada.
Week-in-Review: May 13-17
With only ten remaining days in the spring legislative session calendar, lawmakers are working earnestly to move legislation before the General Assembly adjourns on May 31.
Senate Week in Review: April 22-26, 2019
As lawmakers prepare to return to Springfield to take up the final weeks of spring legislative session, Senator Fowler (R-Harrisburg) spent time in District hosting mobile office hours, touring a local business, and visiting with area students in the classroom.
Fowler’s Week-in-review: April 15-19
After six weeks of continued session, lawmakers returned to their Districts this week for the scheduled two-week Easter break in the spring session calendar. Lawmakers are set to return to the Capitol on April 30.
Fowler hosted meeting on future economic expansion
Seeking to bring opportunity to the region, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) welcomed representatives from Two Rivers Fisheries to Cairo to discuss future economic development in Southern Illinois.
Senate passes Fowler’s legislation to promote economic development
The Illinois Senate supported economic development in Southern Illinois by passing legislation sponsored by State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) authorizing a property transfer from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale to the City of Carterville.
Fowler’s Week-in-review: April 1-5
Citizens and advocacy groups from across the state crowded the Capitol during the week, voicing their support or opposition to hundreds of bills currently being considered by lawmakers.
Fowler’s Week-in-review: March 18-22
On March 19, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) returned to Springfield to continue with legislative session, attending a number of hearings ahead of the March 22 deadline to move Senate bills out of committees.
Fowler’s Week-in-review: March 11-15
Lawmakers returned to Springfield this week, returning to the Capitol for a full schedule of committees.
Fowler’s Week-in-review: March 4-8
After last year’s impressive turnout, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) is partnering with the Harrisburg and Southern Illinois Regional Chambers of Commerce to host the Second Annual Southern Illinois Made Expo on July 27 and 28.
Fowler brings area students to Capitol for annual Youth Advisory Council
On March 6, more than four dozen students from the 59th District traveled to the Capitol to participate in the spring meeting of State Senator Dale Fowler’s (R-Harrisburg) Youth Advisory Council (YAC).
Week-in-review: February 25 – March 1
Senate lawmakers will return to the Capitol on March 5 to continue to resume spring session. In the meantime, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) returned to District to host another round of Mobile Office Hours in Benton.
Week-in-review: February 18 - 22
Lawmakers returned to Springfield last week, gathering on Feb. 20 for a joint session of the General Assembly to listen as Illinois’ new Governor outlined his spending plan for the coming year.
Fowler reacts to Governor’s Budget Address
On Feb. 23, newly-elected Governor JB Pritzker delivered his first-ever budget address before members of the General Assembly.
Week-in-review: February 11 - 15
Before preparing to return to Springfield to hear the Governor’s annual Budget Address be delivered on Feb. 20, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) spent the week in District hosting mobile office hours, visiting with local organizations and exploring business development opportunities in Southern Illinois.
Week-in-review: February 4 - 8
Just weeks into the start of spring Legislative Session, the Senate voted on a Democrat initiative to incrementally increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour – a plan that could have huge repercussions for employers across the board, including public universities, school districts, and not-for-profit organizations.
Fowler opposes minimum wage increase, speaks on behalf of Southern Illinois business community
On February 7, a costly 15 dollar minimum wage increase to be phased in over the next 6 years was passed out of the Senate.
Fowler aims for change, supports fair maps
Seeking to provide a voice to the people, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) is sponsoring Senate Joint Resolution-Constitutional Amendment 4 (SJR-CA 4), which allows voters to weigh in on a Constitutional Amendment to create a new, non-partisan system for drawing maps.