Our Fight is Paying Off

Thank You Central Illinois! On Wednesday, January 11th, State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) was inaugurated to the 103rd Illinois General Assembly. Caulkins has served in the General Assembly since 2019 as State Representative for the 101st District. Representative Caulkins will now be representing the newly drawn 88th House District which includes communities in Dewitt, Macon, McLean, and Piatt counties.

“I am committed to defending the people of Illinois against the dangerous one party rule that the Democrats in the General Assembly are so deeply committed to,” said Caulkins. “Illinois is facing significant challenges like businesses leaving the state, declining population, and persistent corruption. These issues will only continue to negatively impact the people, businesses and communities that want to call Illinois home.”

Caulkins continued, “It is my belief that a truly democratic society requires a diversity of viewpoints, and I will work tirelessly to ensure that the voices of my constituents are not drowned out by the Chicago and Springfield insiders that make up Illinois’ political class.”

Since taking office in 2019, Rep. Caulkins has made any initiative that limits the size and scope of Illinois’ burdensome government his top priority. This includes fighting for desperately needed ethics reforms, increasing transparency in the budget process, and defending parental rights. For more information, please contact Rep. Caulkins’ office at 217-876-1968.

Rep. Caulkins: Crisis Victims Deserve Privacy
State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) is seeking to champion The Accident and Crisis Victims Privacy Protection Act (HB 1136), which would prevent sensitive information related to a crime, crash, or accident scene from being disseminated prematurely or inappropriately.

The proposal, if passed, would prohibit first responders and representatives of governmental agencies from disseminating and publishing photographs of crime, crash, or accident scenes, or the names of victims, until after the immediate family of all victims have been notified of the incident. Exemptions to this rule would be made for information that excludes images and names of victims in order to alert the public to avoid a given area impacted by the event. A violation of this act would be considered a Class A misdemeanor.

“Victims of crime, accidents, and other crises deserve privacy and respect,” Representative Caulkins said. “Violating the privacy of the victims involved in these types of incidents causes them and their loved ones undue trauma.”

Caulkins explained: “This proposal is about affording victims and their families the same considerations we would want if it were us involved in a tragedy. I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass this necessary change.” The Accident and Crisis Victims Privacy Protection Act is currently in the Rules Committee awaiting review by the Illinois House of Representatives.

Mandated Pay Leave For ANY REASON
Preceded in stupidity only by Nevada and Maine, Governor Pritzker is “looking forward” to signing the ‘gut and replace’ legislation (Illinois Senate Bill 208) that passed both houses on January 10th. Once signed, beginning January 1, 2024, the Paid Leave For All Workers Act will require nearly all ‘covered’ Illinois employers to provide its employees up to 40 hours of paid leave per year, to be used “for any purpose”. Click on the link below to read the exceptions. Read Here

They Just Won’t Let It Go
While other U.S. states across the country are overwhelmingly moving toward flat or zero income taxes, Illinois Democrats are resurrecting a ‘new version’ of a progressive tax scheme that will foolishly cripple the state’s economic competitiveness even further. Click Here To Read

Top 5 Foods That Fight Off The Germs
The ultimate goal for cold and flu season? Try not to get sick in the first place! Prevention with good nutrition is the best way to protect yourself. Read More Here

Here to Serve
As your State Representative, my office is available to assist you with any issues you may have when interacting with a state agency. Please call our office at 217.876.1968 to get help or schedule an appointment to see me. The office is located at 715 W Imboden Dr, Decatur. I am interested in your feedback. Click below to be connected to a form where you can immediately send me a comment, criticism, question, or suggestion. Thank You! Click Here