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Thursday, August 8, 2019
Meier still fighting for our most vulnerable

Six years ago, State Representative Charlie Meier and the Friends of Murray Center were successful at protecting wards of the state from being moved out of Murray Center, a place…


Friday, August 2, 2019
Senior Fair in Highland August 21 Hosted by Rep. Meier and Sen. Plummer

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) and State Senator Jason Plummer (R-Edwardsville) are hosting a Senior Citizen Health Fair Wednesday, August 21 at the Weinheimer Community Center, located at 1100 Main…


Friday, July 26, 2019
Rep. Meier’s bill requiring DHS notification of 9-1-1 calls becomes law

Governor J.B. Pritzker recently signed legislation sponsored by State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) to require all emergency calls made from Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILAs) otherwise called “group homes” to…


Monday, July 22, 2019
Rep. Meier donates pay raise to local nonprofits

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) refused to accept the 2.4% annual pay raise given to lawmakers this year by donating $2,000 to local nonprofits serving southern Illinois. “I feel strongly…


Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Rep. Meier co-sponsors bill to reject pay raise for lawmakers

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) co-sponsored legislation to reject a 2.4% pay raise scheduled to take effect this year for Illinois lawmakers. According to state law, each year lawmakers are…


Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Session Update: Rep. Meier Discusses Taxes, Balanced Budget, Pro-Job Reforms and Infrastructure

The Illinois House of Representatives completed their first term of the 2019 session late into the evening on Saturday, June 1st. Lawmakers reached a bipartisan agreement on a number of…


Saturday, June 1, 2019
Rep. Meier Statement on Capital Bill to Improve Roads and Bridges

“Tonight I voted on a bipartisan plan to repair Illinois’ crippling roads and bridges by investing in our infrastructure. The last time we had a capital bill was 2009. Despite…


Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Meier stands up for law-abiding gun owners

State Representative Charlie Meier stood up for law-abiding gun owners Wednesday afternoon when the House of Representatives approved legislation to further diminish the Second Amendment. “Last time I checked we…


Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Bad bill for Metro East Sanitary District arrives in the Senate

Legislation vetoed by the Governor last year deemed harmful to the Metro East Sanitary District (MESD) sneaked passed the House of Representatives on Memorial Day by an overwhelmingly partisan roll…


Tuesday, May 28, 2019
House Democrats Diminish Rights of the Unborn

The Illinois House of Representatives recently approved legislation to further expand abortion rights in the state, despite the fact that abortion is already legal in Illinois and across the country….