Week of 04/25/2022

Budget

Sen. Sue Rezin

4-26-22

WCSJ Radio (Morris)

Issue: New state budget

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

4-27-22

Mendota Reporter

Issue: New state budget

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

5-1-22

WSIU-TV (Carbondale) (Public Television) “Illinois Lawmakers” (2 other sources)

Issue: 2022 Legislative Session – New state budget

Events

Sen. Dale Fowler

4-26-22

WSIL-TV (Harrisburg) (multiple newscasts) (2 other sources)

Issue: Guest at Paul Simon Public Policy Institute to discuss Higher-ed and riverport projects

 

Sen. Steve McClure

4-28-22

WICS-TV (Springfield) (multiple newscasts)

Issue: Post-session Town Hall

 

Sen. Dale Fowler

5-1-22

WIND Radio (Chicago) (1 other source)

Issue: Paul Simon Public Policy Institute/Comments about Democrat’s SAFE-T Act

 

Sen. Dale Fowler

4-30-22

WIND Radio (Chicago)

Issue: Paul Simon Public Policy Institute/Comments about Democrat’s “Justice Reform”

 

Sen. Brian Stewart

4-28-22

Ogle County Newspapers

Issue: Gateway Project/groundbreaking

 

Sen. Jil Tracy

4-28-22

WLDS/WEAI Radio (Jacksonville)

Issue: Downtown Mt. Sterling capital projects/IDOT

 

Sen. Steve McClure

4-28-22

WCCU-TV (Springfield)

Issue: McClure-Hamilton Town Hall

 

Sen. Jil Tracy

4-30-22

Quincy Herald-Whig

Issue: Speaking to Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing faculty and students

Health

Bills allow pharmacists to administer preventive HIV meds, fentanyl test strips

Capitol News Illinois

Crusader Staff, GRACE KINNICUTT

04/25/2022

“Sen. Jason Barickman, a Bloomington Republican, was the only GOP lawmaker from either chamber to vote yes for the measure.”

 

“Sen. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia, said the language leaves “too many loopholes” for minors, whether emancipated or not, to go to different pharmacies and refill their medications several times.”

 

Sen. Dave Syverson

4-27-22

WICD-TV (Champaign) (1 other source)

Issue: Medicaid for non-citizens

 

Sen. Dave Syverson

4-25-22

KWMU Radio (St. Louis Public Radio) (1 other source)

Issue: Medicaid expansion for noncitizens

 

Illinois bill to provide Medicaid for more immigrants, senators says residents will pay

KHQA 7

David Pierce

04/27/2022

“Senator Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, says Medicaid for undocumented immigrants won't be funded by the federal government.”

 

Future nurses eager to make impact on health care

Herald-Whig

Mark Meyer

04/30/2022

“A bi-state panel of Sen. Jil Tracy, Rep. Randy Frese and Rep. Greg Sharpe spent the better half of an hour discussing health care issues and saluting 60 or so students in attendance for their career path and commitment to the medical profession.”

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

4-28-22

Daily Herald

Issue: Take back unwanted/unused prescription drugs

 

Sen. Sally Turner

4-29-22

Decatur Herald-Tribune (1 other source)

Issue: Pharmacists/Fentanyl testing supplies

Infrastructure

Sen. Dale Fowler

4-25-22

The Labor Tribune (Industry media)

Issue: I-57 construction

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

4-27-22

Illinois Business Journal (42 other sources)

Issue: Highway traffic cameras

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

4-28-22

Daily Herald

Issue: Highway cameras/crime/privacy

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

4-27-22

Illinois Times (2 other sources)

Issue: Highway cameras/crime/privacy

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

4-27-22

Illinois Policy Institute

Issue: Highway cameras/crime/privacy

 

EXPERTS: HIGHWAY CAMERA BILLS ON PRITZKER’S DESK RIPE FOR ABUSE

Policy Institute

Patrick Andriesen

04/27/2022

‘“Who makes the decisions on where the cameras are placed?” state Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, asked. “Are the cameras placed in areas that are more frequented by more minorities and does that lend to a discriminatory effect that we’re targeting certain populations?”’

 

Highway camera expansion covering 6,600 miles of road in 22 counties awaits Pritzker’s signature

Capitol News Illinois

JERRY NOWICKI

04/26/2022

‘“Although these tools can provide some public benefit, the risk is that they're susceptible to abuse and have a chilling effect on public life,” Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, said in an interview.’

 

Highway camera expansion includes Sangamon County

Capitol News Illinois

Jerry Nowicki

04/28/2022

‘"Although these tools can provide some public benefit, the risk is that they're susceptible to abuse and have a chilling effect on public life," Sen. Jason Barickman, R-Bloomington, said in an interview.”

 

Sen. Don DeWitte

4-28-22

Reporter Wings (Media industry source) (4 other sources)

Issue: Public infrastructure

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

4-28-22

Illinois Issues

Issue: Highway cameras

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

5-1-22

Muddy River News (Quincy)

Issue: Highway cameras

Interviews

Jason Barickman: We need more independence in politics – Episode 32

WSIU Public Broadcasting

Apple Podcasts- John Shaw

04/27/2022

“Illinois State Senator Jason Barickman, a Republican from Bloomington, talks about his path from the county board to the state Senate, his work on education funding and redistricting reform, working across party lines in Springfield, and how nationwide political angst affects state government.”

 

Wake Up TriCounties State Senator Win Stoller

SoundCloud

Regional Media Podcast Network

04/27/2022

“State Senator Win Stoller was our guest on Wake Up Tri-Counties to offer his reaction to the recently signed Illinois budget.”

Prisoner Review Board

Sen. Jason Plummer

4-25-22

Reporter Wings (Media industry resource) (5 other sources)

Issue: PRB appointees

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

4-25-22

Reporter Wings (Media industry resource) (5 other sources)

Issue: PRB appointees

 

Sen. Jason Plummer

4-26-22

Governing Magazine

Issue: PRB Appointees

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

4-26-22

Governing Magazine

Issue: PRB Appointees

 

Sen. Steve McClure

4-27-22

Illinois Times

Issue: PRB appointees

 

Public Safety

‘These are not casual decisions.’ Changing dynamics about crime and politics have wide-ranging influence on state board.

Chicago Tribune

Jeremy Gorner

04/26/2022

‘“Gov. Pritzker has been completely negligent on the Prisoner Review Board from day one. And he’s putting Illinois families in danger in two ways,” Republican state Sen. Jason Plummer of Edwardsville told the Tribune the day after Mears was rejected by the Senate. “One, by putting, in some cases, very extreme people on the Prisoner Review Board and on the second case, by not following his job and making sure that the board is fully functional.”’

 

“Moments before Mears fell short of the 30 Senate votes needed to be approved for a permanent spot on the board, Republican state Sen. Terri Bryant of Murphysboro raised concerns about his parole votes for Sims and King.”

 

Sen. Jason Barickman

4-27-22

WCSJ Radio (Morris)

Issue: Dwight Correctional Center

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

4-26-22

KTVI-TV (St. Louis) (1 other source)

Issue: DCFS problems

 

Illinois state’s attorneys predict consequences from the SAFE-T Act

The Center Square

Kevin Bessler

04/26/2022

“During a Paul Simon Public Policy Institute appearance, state Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, said some Democrats have realized they may have gone too far with some of the changes.”