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Thursday, July 14, 2022
Rep. Meier Donates $2,700 Pay Raise to Local Nonprofits

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) donated his annual pay raise given to lawmakers this year by donating $2,750 to local nonprofits serving southern Illinois. “Lawmakers don’t deserve a pay raise…

Friday, June 24, 2022
Meier’s Statement on Roe v. Wade Overturned by U.S. Supreme Court

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, to leave it up to the states to decide whether or not…

Thursday, May 26, 2022
Rep. Meier Shares Concerns About Electricity Rate Hike

Monday, April 25, 2022
Rep. Meier: Electricity Rates to Increase Following Flawed Energy Policies

With consumers already paying 8% more for electricity this year, Illinois State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) is warning Illinois residents that higher electricity rates are coming as a result of…

Monday, March 28, 2022
Rep. Meier Sponsored Bill Passes, Celebrating Illinois’ Rich Agricultural History

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) sponsored a bill declaring the first full week of March 2022 as “Illinois Soil Health Week” and the Wednesday of that week as “Illinois Soil…

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Rep. Meier Opposes House Democrat Tax on Jobs

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) issued the following statement after voting against the House Democrat’s proposal to increases taxes on Illinois jobs. “On Wednesday night in true democratic fashion, Illinois…

Thursday, March 10, 2022
House Approves Meier’s Legislation to Increase Awareness of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

The Illinois House of Representatives approved legislation to increase awareness of a free program available to individuals residing in long-term care facilities. Residents receiving long-term may request an ombudsman, a…

Friday, February 18, 2022
Rep. Meier: Lawmakers Removed from House Floor, Dems Break Rules to Appoint Legislative Watchdog

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) expressed his disappointment with the Democrat majority running the House of Representatives and issued the following statement: “Thursday was one of the saddest days I’ve…

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Rep. Meier: JCAR Suspends School Mask Mandate

On February 15th the bipartisan Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) voted 9-0-2 to block the re-implementation of Governor JB Pritzker’s mask mandate for K-12 public and private schools in…

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Meier’s Statement on Governor Pritzker’s Proposed Budget

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) issued a statement following Governor Pritzker’s budget proposal: “Governor Pritzker tried painting a rosy picture of Illinois’ fiscal condition, but the fact is, Illinois is…