Posts tagged: Jason Barickman

How Does Senator Barickman Plan to “Regulate” a Train Wreck?

Written by Kathy Valente

Illinois State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) has been an outspoken proponent for legalizing high-potency marijuana and he wants a “seat at the table” when Gov.-elect JB Pritzker and other Chicago Democrats move the bill in 2019.

Take ACTION: Barickman will be the featured speaker Dec. 4 at the McLean County Chamber of Commerce’s BN The Know event in Bloomington, titled “Recreational Marijuana and the Business Community.” You can register to attend HERE.… Continue Reading

Will Illinois Choose Pot Before Jobs?

Written by John Biver

In a high tax state that’s bankrupt and losing residents and jobs, one might think that our government officials would have better things to do than legalizing marijuana for recreational use. And one would be wrong. Especially when taxing marijuana is seen as yet another source of revenue for their almost bankrupt tax coffers.

The Illinois Church Action on Alcohol and Addiction Problems (ICAAAP) issued an alert this week bringing attention to the fact that there will be an advisory referendum on the Cook County Ballot calling on the state to legalize marijuana.Continue Reading

Senator LaHood, Representative Unes Consider Congressional Vacancy

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Written by IllinoisReview.com

Two state senators whose names emerged as possible Republican candidates to succeed resigning U.S. Representative Aaron Schock said they won’t be running in the special election to fill the 18th CD vacancy.

State Senator Bill Brady of Bloomington told WLS Wednesday morning he’s not interested in leaving his duties in Springfield and State Senator Jason Barickman* (R-Bloomington) said he too, would remain in the Illinois State Senate.

“Yesterday, I spoke with many supporters, and discussed this potential opportunity to serve with my family.… Continue Reading

Religious Liberty Used as Cover for Republican Senator Barickman’s Lousy Vote

Written by Laurie Higgins

In response to an article we sent out over the weekend, we have been hearing from concerned constituents in Senator Jason Barickman’s legislative district who are unhappy with the response his office is sending out regarding his vote in favor of legalizing “same-sex marriage.” Barickman’s constituents have much cause to be troubled by both his vote and his feckless defense of it.

In a response to an IFI voter guide survey prior to the election, Jason Barickman stated that he supports an amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman, and just a few months later, he voted to legalize “same-sex marriage.” He is now using religious liberty protections as political cover for his indefensible vote.… Continue Reading

Illinois Senate Votes to Support Homosexual “Marriage”

Senator Jason Barickman Breaks With GOP

Written by David E. Smith, IFA Executive Director

Despite the fact that Illinois is facing serious financial and unemployment issues, including a bankrupt pension system, the Illinois Senate recently approved a bill to redefine marriage and family — on St. Valentine’s Day no less.

The vote results were 34-21 with 2 voting present.  This destructive and foolish decision reveals the ignorance — or in some cases cowardice — of those who voted for the legal recognition of same-sex unions as marriage.… Continue Reading

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