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Monday, August 12, 2019
Rep. Meier provides Session Update at Highland Chamber of Commerce luncheon

State Representative Charlie Meier spoke to leaders of the business community at the Highland Chamber of Commerce luncheon held on Monday, July 29. Rep. Meier provided an update on the…


Monday, August 12, 2019
Rep. Meier to host ceremony designating Route 160 overpass ‘Richard Clayton Bridge’

Illinois State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) will be hosting a ceremony to designate the bridge on Route 160 between Highland and Grantfork in Madison County crossing over I-70 as the…


Thursday, August 8, 2019
Meier to serve on Property Tax Relief Task Force

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) has been appointed to serve on the newly-formed bipartisan Property Tax Relief Task Force by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs). The bipartisan task…


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…