News

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
District Update 9-27-22: Repeal the SAFE-T Act

Legal Challenges Fly Over The SAFE-T Act Governor Pritzker and other top state Democrats are being sued for violating the state’s constitution when they pushed through sweeping criminal justice reforms…


Monday, September 12, 2022
District Update 9-12-22

How Politically Convenient President Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan could lift debt burdens from millions of borrowers, but student loans in many states will be subject to state income taxes….


Monday, August 22, 2022
District Update 8-22-22

“Champion of Free Enterprise” Awarded to State Rep. Dan Caulkins  “I am honored to have received Illinois Chamber’s Highest Award.” Decatur, Illinois:  This week the Illinois Chamber of Commerce recognized legislators…


Monday, August 1, 2022
Concerned about energy prices? Energy Town Hall August 11

Join State Representatives Dan Caulkins, Brad Halbrook, Chris Miller, Adam Niemerg, Blaine Wilhour and industry experts for an Energy Town Hall to learn more about why gas and electric rates…


Thursday, July 21, 2022
Caulkins: Safety Begins by Repealing the SAFE-T Act, Not Enacting More Gun Laws

In the wake of the mass murder in Highland Park earlier this month, Governor JB Pritzker directed the Illinois State Police to implement emergency rules broadening the definition of “clear…


Friday, June 17, 2022
Caulkins calls for public hearings as audit reveals unemployment agency paid $1.8 billion paid to fraudsters

A new audit reveals Illinois paid out nearly $2 billion in fraudulent pandemic unemployment claims by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) is calling…


Monday, June 13, 2022
District Update 6-13-22

MISO WARNING FOR THIS WEEK Heatwave expected this week.  Will your AC work? Pritzker and his Chicago friends aren’t worried about it. We pulled this screenshot from the MISO app…


Friday, May 27, 2022
Politicians are to Blame for the Energy Crisis in Illinois

With electricity rates rising, the Illinois House Public Utilities and Energy and Environment Committee conducted a joint committee hearing concerning energy costs and supply amidst reports by AMEREN and MISO…


Thursday, May 26, 2022
Caulkins Talks Energy Crisis, Offers Solutions

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Legislative Update 5-24-22

This newsletter serves as an important way for me to let you know what’s happening around the state.  As a state legislator, I am called to vote on a myriad…