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  • Senator Barickman's Senate Week in Review: Sept. 12 - 16

    State Senator Jason Barickman has joined the Republican caucus leadership team as part changes that were made this week following the Sept. 15 retirement of Deputy Senate Republican Leader Matt Murphy (R-Palatine) from legislative office. Also during the week, the Illinois Supreme Court once again affirms that it will not allow Illinois residents to have a voice in how legislative districts are drawn. Meanwhile... read more...
  • Senator Barickman named Guardian of Small Business

    Citing his history of supporting pro-jobs, pro-growth policies and legislation, the National Federation of Independent Business has name State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) as a Guardian of Small Business... read more...
  • Senator Barickman's Senate Week in Review: Sept. 5 - 9

    Estimates that the state’s bill backlog could reach an unprecedented $14 billion by 2017 underscores the importance of enacting systemic government reforms to bring jobs to Illinois and boost the economy. That message was stressed during a recent address by the President and CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, and reinforced during the announcement of a state-supported investment in a bioprocessing research lab that could bring up to 20,000 jobs to Illinois. Also during the week... read more...
  • Senator Barickman's Senate Week in Review: Aug. 29 - Sep. 2

    With the waning days of summer comes the beginning of the school year for Illinois students. Though schools will open on time due to the approval of the stopgap budget passed in late June, Senate Republicans stressed the General Assembly’s work is not done. In order to ensure other state priorities receive the state assistance and support they need, Senate GOP lawmakers emphasized the same spirit of bipartisanship and compromise that led to the temporary budget plan must be part of a budget comp read more...
  • Senator Barickman's Senate Week in Review: August 22 - 26

    The General Assembly must take action in light of an Illinois Supreme Court decision Aug. 25 against a redistricting referendum that would let citizens voice their opinion on the way legislative district boundaries are drawn. Also during the week... 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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