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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…


Monday, May 11, 2020
Rep. Meier addresses legislature getting back to work and issues businesses licensed by the state may encounter when reopening

Since Governor Pritzker’s ‘Stay at Home’ order took effect in March, State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) has been busy helping small businesses with their questions concerning whether or not they…


Friday, May 8, 2020
Meier Delivers Gowns to the Carlyle Healthcare Center, Gowns Made by Okawville Volunteers

Representative Meier delivered 33 gowns to the Carlyle Healthcare Center.The gowns were made by volunteers from the Okawville Mask Factory.


Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Meier Reacts to Governor Pritzker’s Plan to ‘Restore Illinois’

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) released the following statement concerning Governor Pritzker’s flawed plan to reopen Illinois: “Governor Pritzker’s plan to reopen Illinois is a plan to keep small businesses…


Tuesday, May 5, 2020
IDES Instructs 1099 Workers to Apply for Regular Unemployment Benefits Before Program Goes Live

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today released new instructions for 1099 workers who have lost work due to COVID-19.  Workers who believe they may be eligible for new…


Thursday, April 30, 2020
Meier Encourages Governor to Support Spectatator-Free Racing at Fairmount Park Racetrack

Rep. Meier sent a letter to Governor Pritzker on April 29th encouraging him to support spectator-free horse racing at Fairmount Park Racetrack located in Collinsville. The letter can be found…


Friday, April 24, 2020
Meier Reacts to Governor Pritzker’s New “Stay at Home” Order

With Governor Pritzker’s new executive order taking effect May 1st. State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) released the following statement: “Since Governor Pritzker’s ‘stay at home’ order took effect on March…