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.
Week-in-review: January 28-February 1
Before returning to Springfield for the second week of session starting Jan. 29, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) attended a local Red Carpet Gala. The annual event was hosted in Marion, benefiting the Hospice of Southern Illinois. The regional not-for-profit offers services to communities throughout the region and is certified by both Medicare and Medicaid.
Week-in-review: January 21-25
Senate Republican Committee assignments were announced for the new 101st General Assembly, warming centers can provide help managing the predicted bitterly cold weather across the state and its tax filing season.
Fowler reappointed as Minority Spokesperson for Commerce and Economic Development Committee
State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) will continue to serve as the Minority Spokesperson for the Commerce and Economic Development Committee in the 101st General Assembly.
Week-in-review: January 14-18, 2018
A new Administration took control of the Governor’s office this week with recently-elected Democrat Governor taking the Oath of Office on Jan. 14 and beginning his term in public office.
Senator Fowler issues statement on Senate Bill 337
Newly-elected Governor Pritzker signed the controversial gun licensing bill, Senate Bill 337, on Jan. 17. Opponents to the measure argue that the bill places a hard financial burden on smaller gun stores—demanding high licensing fees, containing high fines and mandating electronic based record keeping.
Week-in-review: January 7-11, 2018
Illinois lawmakers gathered in Springfield last week for the final days of the 100th General Assembly, with State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) taking the Oath of Office and turning his attention to a new General Assembly.
Fowler’s legislation allows Hardin County to purchase closed work camp
Ongoing efforts to reopen the Hardin County Work Camp saw progress this week under recently signed legislation sponsored by State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg).
Fowler takes Oath of Office, optimistic for bipartisanship in new General Assembly
On January 9, newly-elected members of the 101 General Assembly were inaugurated into office.
Week-in-review: December 24-28, 2018
When the clock strikes midnight on Jan. 1, 2019, 253 new laws will take effect in the state of Illinois. New laws run the gamut from fighting the opioid crisis and promoting car-seat safety to allowing blaze pink hunting gear.
Week-in-review: December 17-21, 2018
As everyone prepares to celebrate the holiday season, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) is wishing everyone throughout his district a bright and merry Christmas holiday and a very happy New Year.