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Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Education Committee Rejects Bill to Allow Students to Return to In Person Instruction

On Friday evening, the House Appropriations – Elementary & Secondary Education committee rejected the opportunity to get our schools open and our students back to in school learning. On a…


Monday, March 22, 2021
Caulkins Supports House Republican Caucus Platform to Reimagine Illinois

State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) and the Illinois House Republican caucus today launched a comprehensive legislative package called Reimagine Illinois. The plan outlines House Republicans’ priorities for the 2021 legislative…


Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Caulkins Statement on Governor Pritzker’s Budget Address

State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) issued the following statement after Governor Pritzker’s virtual Budget Address to members of the Illinois General Assembly today: “Governor Pritzker’s budget proposal released today continues…


Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Caulkins Statement on Passage of House Rules

State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives approved House Rules today that will result in less transparency in the legislature: “The new house…


Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Caulkins to Serve on Bipartisan DCFS Working Group

State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) was recently appointed to serve on a key working group comprised of lawmakers from the Illinois House and Senate. Caulkins will serve on the DCFS…


Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Caulkins Statement Concerning National Guard Vetted by Party Affiliation

Retired Illinois Army National Guard Infantry Major; State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) issued the following statement after becoming aware that our National Guard soldiers are being vetted based on their political party affiliations: …


Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Caulkins Statement on Passage of 764-page Anti-Law Enforcement Bill

State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) released the following statement after the passage of the anti-law enforcement legislation HB 3653 (formerly HB 163) that will weaken public safety in Illinois: “I…


Thursday, January 7, 2021
Caulkins provides preview on upcoming lame duck session

With the Illinois General Assembly set to begin its 5-day lame duck session tomorrow, State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) outlined what he hopes to see on the agenda for the…


Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Restore Illinois Collaborative Commission members share concerns with Governor Pritzker’s borrowing scheme

State Representatives Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City), Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur), and Mike Murphy (R-Springfield) shared their concerns with Governor Pritzker’s controversial plan to borrow another $2 billion from the federal government….


Monday, November 30, 2020
Caulkins Urges House to Hold Committee Hearings Concerning COVID-19 Outbreak at LaSalle Veterans’ Home

Retired Army Officer,State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) joined his House Republican colleagues in demanding the Illinois House Veterans’ Affairs Committee convene a hearing immediately to discuss the COVID-19 outbreak at…