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  • Senator Barickman's Senate Week in Review: January 19

    The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) informed Senate Republicans this week that implemention of the state’s new school funding law will occur; a new measure would bring high-speed Internet access to rural school districts; proposal would give Illinois motorists the option to register their vehicles for more than one year; and Chicago makes Amazon’s top 20 list as they look to build a second headquarters... read more...
  • Senator Barickman's Senate Week in Review: January 5

    Illinois residents can expect to see improved safety measures for children and Internet users in 2018 with new laws that help protect children in the foster care system, at day care and at school; as well as shield children and adults online. On Jan. 1, more than 200 bills covering a wide variety of issues became law. In addition to child-protection and on-line protections, 2017 was an active year for passing proactive measures pertaining to physical and mental health, and laws that focus on im read more...
  • Senator Barickman's Senate Week in Review: December 22

    As Illinois residents get ready to ring in a new year, they can also expect to see more than 200 new laws going into effect on Jan. 1. Although the General Assembly passed a wide variety of legislation during the 2017 legislative session, it proved to be an especially active year for proactive measures pertaining to physical and mental health.... read more...
  • New laws taking effect January 1, 2018

    As Illinois residents get ready to ring in a new year, they can also expect to see more than 200 new laws going into effect on Jan. 1. Here are all the new laws taking effect at the beginning of the new year. read more...
  • Barickman honored by environmental and business groups

    State Sen. Jason Barickman is being honored for his work in the Illinois General Assembly by organizations representing the environmental and manufacturing sectors. Barickman received the Environmental Leadership award from The Illinois Environmental Council (IEC), largely for his work on the Natural Areas Stewardship Act. The Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA) is recognizing Barickman for his pro-manufacturing voting record in the General Assembly. read more...

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Engaging students in state government. Senator Barickman brings high school students together to meet with government officials and to propose new legislation that will be debated at the Capitol.




Sen. Barickman welcomes a delegation of officials from the Chinese Province of Liaoning on a visit to the Illinois Capitol to enhance international cooperation between the state and province.





Sen. Barickman teams up with teachers, schools and parents on a bipartisan solution to end school funding inequity.





Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) tours the Destihl Microbrewery in Normal, Illinois to learn about the brewing process and potential legislative issues affecting the industry.

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