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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
New Grants Available to Support Dairy Entrepreneurship

From the Illinois Department of Agriculture: The Dairy Business Innovation Alliance (DBIA) is a newly announced program that will provide Midwestern dairy farmers and dairy-related businesses with financial and technical…


Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Rep. Meier Disappointed with Cancellation of American World Trapshooting Championships in Sparta and State Fairs

Governor Pritzker has been busy this month canceling events important to southern Illinois. It began on June 12th with the cancellation of the Illinois and Du Quoin State Fairs this…


Monday, June 1, 2020
Meier: House Republicans Call on Auditor General to Audit of Illinois Department of Employment Security

State Representatives Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro), Charlie Meier (R-Okawville), Brad Stephens (R-Rosemont) and Mike Marron (R-Fithian)) held a zoom press conference on Thursday to highlight failures at the Illinois Department of…


Thursday, May 28, 2020
Meier’s Statement on Patron Free Racing at Horse Racetracks

Horse racing can return to Fairmount Park Racetrack this summer. State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) released the following statement after the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) made the announcement that…


Sunday, May 24, 2020
Meier: Emergency Session Ends with Pay Raise for Lawmakers, Unbalanced Budget and No Plan to Reopen

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) was disappointed with the Illinois General Assembly’s action following the emergency session which ended after midnight on May 24th in Springfield. The legislative session ended…


Friday, May 22, 2020
Rep. Meier: Childcare Centers Can Reopen May 29

Childcare centers are allowed to reopen Friday, May 29 thanks to child care advocates, State Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena), and State Rep. Charlie Meier (R-Okawville). More childcare centers will now…


Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Rep. Meier files bill to reject pay raise for lawmakers

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) filed legislation for Illinois lawmakers to reject the 2.6% pay raise scheduled to take effect July 1, 2020 and also take away the 2.4% pay…


Sunday, May 17, 2020
Rep. Meier on KMOV Channel 4 St. Louis discussing opposition to Pritzker’s emergency rule to put mom and pop business owners in jail

Watch Meier’s interview on KMOV St. Louis here. According to Rep. Meier, “I find it disgusting this Governor will try to lock up mom and pop business owners just trying…


Saturday, May 16, 2020
Rep. Meier: Governor’s Emergency Rules Could Place Business Owners in Jail for Not Following Executive Order

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker filed emergency rules on Friday to put business owners in jail if they don’t follow his ‘Stay at Home’ order. State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) says…


Thursday, May 14, 2020
Meier Supports Plan to Safely Reopen Illinois by Regions, Provides Update on Helpful Info

I am happy to report the legislature will be returning to session next week to address the critical issues Illinoisans have and continue to face during the coronavirus pandemic. It’s…