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Central Illinois Lawmaker Questions Springfield's Priorities

A central Illinois lawmaker wonders where Springfield's priorities are as the spring legislative session has brought forward some interesting bills.


State Senator Sally Turner says bills dealing with pets in your lap while you drive or the spice level of foods in school cafeterias are getting passed this legislative cycle.



The Lincoln Republican is part of a committee to help solve the child care desert issue in Illinois and is pleased there is a lot of movement on that issue but says anything they offer for stricter penalties of various crimes goes nowhere.



Sen. Turner has also been active in trying to push forward bills that deal with the fentanyl crisis that is ongoing in Illinois. There are some things that are going well in that effort but others that are gaining no traction.



Republicans are also trying to get a sales tax exemption for groceries for Illinoisans as well as rebates from Ameren because of energy bills that are going up. 

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