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Thursday, September 29, 2022
Audit Reveals DHS Failed to Monitor Criminal Activity in Group Homes for Developmentally Disabled

After the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) was exposed over five years ago for abuse and neglect of individuals with disabilities, an audit released today by the Auditor General…


Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Meier: Pro-Criminal SAFE-T Act Must Be Repealed

Twenty months ago, I voted against legislation called the SAFE-T Act that will take full effect January 1, 2023. If this law is not repealed by New Year’s Day, it…


Thursday, August 25, 2022
Meier, Elik, and Friess to Host Telephone Town Hall for Area Residents

State Representatives Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) David Friess (R-Red Bud), and Amy Elik (R-Fosterburg) are hosting a Telephone Town Hall for residents to talk about state issues and garner feedback from…


Monday, August 22, 2022
Rep. Meier Receives 2022 Public Service Award

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) received the 2022 Illinois Electric Cooperative (IEC) Public Service Award for his voting record in the Illinois House of Representatives. Rep. Meier has been a…


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…