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Friday, April 29, 2022
Legislative Update 4-29-22

Pritzker Bills Propel Illinois Property Taxes To Nation’s Highest Illinois’ property taxes, along with sales and income taxes and the nation’s 2nd-highest gas taxes, all add up. According to the Tax Foundation, Illinoisans…


Saturday, April 23, 2022
Legislative Update 4-23-22

I Warned You…and Them Last Summer, my colleagues and I traveled around Central and Southern Illinois visiting our primary sources of energy in this state and laid out the arguments…


Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Legislative Update 4-19-22

Stay Tuned For Upcoming Town Halls! There are many details to discuss about the budget that just passed and other legislation that will affect you.  Watch this newsletter for information…


Saturday, April 9, 2022
Rep. Caulkins: General Assembly Adopts State Budget Subsidized by Federal Bailout

The Illinois General Assembly adjourned Saturday morning following an all-night session to pass a state budget and a temporary tax relief package scheduled to take effect July 1, 2022. State Representative Dan Caulkins…


Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Lawmakers Pass Legislation to Address Teacher Shortage

As Illinois schools navigate the ongoing teacher shortage, legislation co-sponsored by State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) cleared the House on Tuesday to address the teacher shortage by offering substitute teachers…


Monday, April 4, 2022
House Approves Bill to Prevent Restrictions for Families Visiting Loved Ones in Healthcare Facilities

The Illinois House of Representatives approved legislation co-sponsored by State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) to ensure senior citizens and other healthcare facility residents are permitted to have visitors, even in…


Monday, April 4, 2022
Legislative Update 4-4-22

One Week to GO and Nothing Is Getting Done! In this week’s newsletter: Session Update – IDES Roundtable – SAFE-T Roundtable – SB2803 Roundtable – News I know the outrage gets…


Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Roundtable: Failed Democrat Criminal Justice “Reforms” Must Be Repealed

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Rep. Caulkins Opposes Tax Hike on Illinois Jobs

State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) issued a statement following the Illinois House of Representatives approval of a hidden tax on Illinois jobs: “While House Democrats voted to tax jobs in…


Monday, March 21, 2022
Roundtable on IDES Debt: Reps. Caulkins, Halbrook, McLaughlin, Miller & Wilhour Offer Solutions