Week of 06/27/2022

COVID-19

Senator Rezin shares concerns about communities having budget issues due to Covid funds running dry

WCSJ News

Justin Ritz

07/03/2022

“State Senator Sue Rezin says that cities and villages should be careful about their use of COVID-19 relief funds.”

 

Sen. Sue Rezin

7-1-22

WCSJ Radio (Morris)

Issue: Covid funds for local government

Roe V. Wade Overturn

Grundy County Lawmaker Shares Thoughts On Abortion Ruling

WCSJ Radio

Tina Morrison

06/28/2022

“State Senator Sue Rezin was on WCSJ’s People R Talking, Monday, and spoke on one of the latest topics of interest across the country.”

Tax Relief

Statement From Senator Plummer On Pritzker’s Tax Relief Plan

Effingham Radio

Staff

06/30/2022

‘State Senator Jason Plummer (R-Edwardsville) released the following statement after Governor Pritzker and legislative Democrats held a press conference touting their tax plan: “I don’t understand how the Governor and his legislative allies could possibly have the gall to brag about these supposed tax savings after spending the last three years trying to raise every tax and fee they could find.”’

 

Illinois Relief Funds Exploited Due to Executive Indolence

WCSJ Radio

Tina Morrison

06/29/2022

“State Senator Sue Rezin says fraud prevention methods existed, at that time, they just were not implemented.  She added that, had available measures been taken, it would have saved millions, potentially even billions of dollars, in funding that, instead, our state saw simply wasted due to administration’s inaction on fraud prevention and identity protection.”

 

Impacted Homeowner Jodi Eisenmann and Senator Rose Respond to AG’s Insulting Settlement

Decatur Tribune

Staff

06/30/2022

“While Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is patting his own back over settling litigation related to a major gas leak into the Mahomet Aquifer, the end result for affected families is virtually nothing, according to State Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet).”

 

Illinois tax policies some criticize as ‘election-year gimmicks’ begin Friday

The Center Square

Greg Bishop

06/30/2022

“State Sen. Darren Bailey, who voted for the tax reductions and rebate plan but not the overall budget, gave his characterization of the measures.”

 

Sen. Jason Plummer

7-1-22

WMBD-TV (Peoria)

Issue: Democrat “tax relief” plan

 

Sen. Jason Plummer

7-1-22

WGN Radio (Chicago) (multiple newscasts)

Issue: Democrat “tax relief” plan

 

Sen. Dan McConchie

6-28-22

Newsweek magazine

Issue: Temporary tax suspension on groceries and gasoline

MISC.

Lawmakers demand action on gun violence after 7 killed, dozens shot at Highland Park Independence Day parade

The Daily Line

Ben Szalinski

07/06/2022

“Sen. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) called for a special session to focus on mental health resources to address gun violence.”

 

Comptroller pledges to expedite payments to Cairo Port District

Metropolis Planet

SCENE STAFF

07/04/2022

“She was joined by State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg), who has spearheaded the effort to get the construction of the port going.”

 

Sen. Dale Fowler

6-27-22

WSIL-TV (Harrisburg)

Issue: Alexander-Cairo Riverport project

 

Sen. Dale Fowler

7-1-22

Southern Illinoisan

Issue: Reed Station Road progress

 

Sen. Terri Bryant

7-1-22

Southern Illinoisan

Issue: Reed Station Road progress

 

Sen. Steve McClure

6-30-22

Day By Day Live (Chicago online media)

Issue: Voting rights for prison inmates

 

Sen. Steve McClure

7-1-22

WLS Radio (Chicago)

Issue: Voting for prison inmates

 

Sen. Chapin Rose

6-30-22

WMAY Radio (Springfield) (7 other sources)

Issue: Out-of-state fireworks purchases

 

Sen. Dale Fowler

6-27-22

Metropolis Planet

Issue: Illinois’ State Snake