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  • 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...
  • Plaque dedicated to fire safety efforts at BOS Center

    The Springfield Fire Department’s dedication to public safety was honored Dec. 8 during a ceremony on the south side of the BOS Convention Center for the unveiling a plaque commemorating “Howard’s Ladder.” read more...
  • 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...

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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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