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  • Senator Barickman's Senate Week in Review: December 1

    This week Senator Barickman joined with other local officials to welcome a major business anouncement in McLean County that will benefit not only the local economy, but the state economy. With recent reports revealing a mixed bag on employment rates in Illinois, state leaders continue their efforts to improve the economy and prospects for jobs growth in the coming year. Senator Barickman remains committed to revitalizing Illinois’ business/jobs climate by passing property tax relief, workers’ read more...
  • Senator Barickman's Senate Week in Review: November 20

    Legislation addressing sexual harassment complaints and providing tax credits for flood victims was signed into law by the Governor during the week. In other action, Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) announced appointments for the newly created Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention. Also during the week, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced its priority for hunter safety for the upcoming Firearm Deer Seas read more...
  • 85 high school students join Senator Barickman to learn about state government

    State Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) welcomed more than 80 students from across the 53rd Senate District to the Illinois State University Alumni Center to immerse themselves in the process of developing and proposing new legislation.... read more...
  • Open letter on state ethics act

    I supported the passage of Senate Bill 402 which created new ethics standards for sexual harassment and House Bill 137 which removed the time limit to allow the Illinois Legislative Inspector General (LIG) to investigate complaints made over the last three years when the General Assembly was without an Inspector General. I believe this was an extremely necessary and long overdue step in improving ethics standards and enforcement, and I applaud the Governor for signing these into law. I am glad read more...
  • Senator Barickman's Senate Week in Review: November 10

    On November 4, the Legislative Ethics Commission appointed a new Inspector General, and both chambers took up legislation during the week seeking to improve Statehouse sexual harassment policies. Also, female senators announced the creation of a bipartisan Women’s Caucus. Also during the week, Senate lawmakers took time to recognize and honor the men and women of the Armed Forces, and farmers received some assistance early in the week with a recent harvest emergency declaration... 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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