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Friday, April 24, 2020
Meier Reacts to Governor Pritzker’s New “Stay at Home” Order

With Governor Pritzker’s new executive order taking effect May 1st. State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) released the following statement: “Since Governor Pritzker’s ‘stay at home’ order took effect on March…


Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Meier: Governor’s Tax Hike and Budget Fails to Fix Illinois’ Spending Problem

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker presented his first budget address to members of the House and Senate today, including a proposal to increase income taxes to generate more revenue for state…


Thursday, February 14, 2019
Statement on $15 Minimum Wage Hike

A bill to increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature to become law. The House of Representatives approved the wage hike…


Thursday, June 14, 2018
2018 Session Update from Rep. Charlie Meier

The legislature completed its regular session work for the 100th Illinois General Assembly on May 31, 2018. The 2018 session was a busy one for State Representative Charlie Meier. During…


Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Moody’s says Illinois budget enacted is ‘credit positive’

The fiscal 2019 Illinois budget enacted last week includes a voluntary pension buyout plan and a boost in school funding, which are credit-positive moves for the relatively low-rated state and…


Thursday, May 31, 2018
34 Illinois laws effective June 1, 2018

Here are the 34 new laws that take effect on June 1 that you should know about: Local governments cannot prohibit autonomous vehicles(Public Act 100-352, House Bill 791)No unit of…


Thursday, May 31, 2018
Rep. Meier’s bill to help create solar energy jobs sent to Governor

Legislation sponsored by State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) to help generate more solar projects while protecting farmland now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature in order to become…


Friday, May 25, 2018
Rep. Meier’s bill to help dairy farms heads to Governor’s desk

The Illinois Senate approved legislation sponsored by State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) to alleviate concerns brought forth by local dairy farmers. In Illinois, dairy farms are getting hit with lower…


Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Rep. Meier Welcomes Creation of Local “Opportunity Zones” in Clinton, Marion and Washington Counties

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) welcomed the creation of two new “Opportunity Zones” in Clinton, Marion, and Washington Counties. The Opportunity Zones are aimed at boosting jobs and economic development…


Thursday, May 17, 2018
House Approves Rep. Meier’s Resolution to Designate Old US 50 ‘Clinton County Veterans Memorial Road’

On Thursday, the Illinois House of Representatives adopted a resolution honoring our veterans by designating Old US 50 in Clinton County, Illinois as the “Clinton County Veterans Memorial Road”. House…