Senate Week in Review: April 15-19
Illinois Senate Republicans are back in their districts until April 30, when they return to Springfield to finish out the Spring Legislative Session. So far this legislative session, several measures sponsored by Senate Republicans have advanced to the House of Representatives after receiving approval from the Senate, including a bill that increases awareness of Scott’s Law. Women older than the age of 25 who are seeking to earn undergraduate college degrees are encouraged to apply for the Conference of Women Legislators $2,500 scholarship. As severe weather season ramps up, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) has announced steps to help residents recover from any disaster.
Sen. Plummer and Rep. Meier to cohost town hall
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: A town hall forum will be held on April 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Katy Cavins Community Center in O’Fallon. Participants will learn more about legislation pending in the Illinois General Assembly.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Private tour and legislative session debrief
MEDIA WELCOME: Visit the District office for Senator Jason Plummer for a private tour and debrief on various news and happenings in Springfield. Sen. Plummer will share insights into the passage of legislation he is sponsoring.
OPEN HOUSE: Join Sen. Plummer in Vandalia on April 17
State Senator Jason Plummer is ready to welcome you to his new District Office in Vandalia. Join him for an OPEN HOUSE on April 17, from 3-6 p.m. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Day 2019, a visit with tomorrow's leaders
The electric cooperatives of Illinois are giving tomorrow’s leaders the opportunity to learn from lawmakers via Youth Day 2019.
In Illinois, we have a ‘spending’ problem, not a ‘deficit’ problem
"The broken record of increasing our taxes has been played out enough. Raise taxes, spend the funds irresponsibly, realize the true problem has not been addressed, orchestrate a plan to bamboozle the taxpayers—then tax some more!"
10th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards
Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service (Commission) will present 27 Illinoisans and businesses with the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award on Tuesday, April 9. The award recognizes volunteers and volunteer programs that have made a difference in Illinois and highlights the importance of volunteerism and community service.
Senator Plummer committed to curbing taxes via SJRCA 12
Sen. Plummer supports a new plan to support middle income taxpayers. Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 12 calls for an amendment to Illinois’ Constitution to prohibit the legislature from imposing or raising a state tax or fee except through legislation approved by a two-thirds supermajority vote in both the Senate and House.
Senate Week in Review: March 18-22, 2019
Senate Committees met throughout the week, considering a wide variety of legislation ahead of the March 22 deadline to move Senate Bills out of committees. From controversial measures, like a proposal to repeal parental notification for abortions, to legislation that would target fentanyl, and a measure to protect victims in sexual harassment cases, many pieces of legislation were considered in Senate committees this week.
Illinois youth at risk without Parental Notice of Abortion
Under the bill, girls would have the freedom to jump to termination without notifying their parents—keeping moms and dads in the dark and out of the conversation.
Free Tax Preparation Assistance Available Throughout Illinois
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and AARP Tax-Aide programs are providing free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in over 300 locations statewide.
Drive Sober or Get Puller Over this St. Patrick's Day weekend
The St. Patrick’s Day enforcement campaign is part of the Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” programs supported through federal funds administered by Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).
IEMA Highlights Flood Safety Awareness Week: March 11-15, 2019
As part of Severe Weather Preparedness Month, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management officials are reminding residents that good preparation and knowing what to do in a flood can increase chances of survival when flooding occurs in your area.
Senator Jason Plummer convinced bipartisanship can help
The Pritzker budget proposal was only balanced based on increasing fees, hiking taxes, and on the hope of future revenues. Senator Plummer hopes bipartisanship and compromise will be used going forward.
Senator Plummer to join public town hall in Centralia
The meeting will touch on legislation circulating in the Illinois General Assembly such as minimum wage, gun control, and the legalization of marijuana. The Town Hall is open to the public and members of the media are welcome to attend.
IL Department on Aging Announces 2019 Senior Hall of Fame Awards
The Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame was created by the Illinois General Assembly in 1994 to honor Illinois residents ages 65 and older for their personal achievements in four separate categories. Since then, 117 people have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Senator Plummer opposes HB 888 and SB 107, attacks on privacy and Second Amendment rights
Sen. Plummer is sharing concern over recently introduced legislation that penalizes good, law-abiding citizens who have done absolutely nothing wrong. He plans to share his concerns with HB 888 and SB 107 with his colleagues on both sides of the aisle.
Energy Assistance Available
Income qualified households can apply for winter heating assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Benefits are paid directly to energy vendors on behalf of eligible households. The exception is households whose heating costs are included in their rent.
Senator Plummer announces office locations
Senator Jason Plummer will have staff on hand to help constituents on a full-time basis in two locations within District 54 and Springfield.
State Senator Jason Plummer sworn into 101st General Assembly
Senator Jason Plummer was sworn into office on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. He was elected to the seat in the Nov. 6, 2018 general election and will serve a four-year term, representing southern Illinois in District 54.