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Monday, April 11, 2016
Session Update

The Illinois House of Representatives completed its first week back in session for the week of April 4th. Throughout the week lawmakers scurried to get their legislation approved before the…


Thursday, March 31, 2016
Statement on Relocation of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released their recommendation to relocate the NGA in St. Louis. Illinois State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) released the…


Thursday, March 10, 2016
Representatives Meier & Kay Discuss Compromise for Higher Ed Funding

Illinois State Representatives Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) and State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) today reinforced their willingness to compromise on the issue of Higher Education funding, citing the numerous proposals…


Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Murray Center Lawsuit in Federal Court Obtains Positive Outcome

On Thursday, March 3, the federal lawsuit filed on behalf of Murray Center and all seven State Operated Developmental Centers (SODC) was dismissed after the court ruled positive for current…


Monday, February 29, 2016
Four Years Later Murray Center Remains Open

Four years ago former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced his plans to close the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center located in Centralia. The Governor scheduled its closure for the Spring…


Tuesday, February 9, 2016
BND Editorial: Judges push their Dance, Dance Revolution

Belleville News-Democrat EditorialFebruary 7, 2016 Illinois state Rep. Charlie Meier has the right idea about closing the loophole those three slippery St. Clair County judges are using to avoid a run…


Thursday, February 4, 2016
Rep. Meier Sponsors Legislation to Make it Clear if Judges Want to be Re-Elected, Retention is the Only Option

Illinois State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) filed legislation today to make it clear that when a judge is up for election, retention is the only option to remain on the…


Monday, February 1, 2016
Rep. Meier Co-Sponsors Plan to Fund Higher Education and MAP Grants

With Illinois’ public universities and community colleges approaching eight months without receiving state funding as result of the ongoing budget stalemate. State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) co-sponsored legislation to fund…


Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Statement on Governor Rauner’s State of the State

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner gave his second annual State of the State today before members of the Illinois General Assembly. Illinois State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) released the following statement:…


Monday, January 11, 2016
Rep. Meier Encourages Constituents To Sign Up For License Sticker Renewal Notices

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) is encouraging constituents to sign up for email renewal notices for license plate stickers. With the state still lacking a budget, the Illinois Secretary of…