Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
Governor Vetoes bill affecting Metro East Sanitary District

Gov. Bruce Rauner today vetoed Senate Bill 2368, saying it was a politically motivated attempt to undercut the good work of the Metro East Sanitary District (MESD) Board of Commissioners….

Thursday, July 5th, 2018
Rep. Meier to Co-Host Free Solar Energy Workshop July 17 in Breese

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) is co-hosting a free solar energy workshop with the University of Illinois Extension on Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension,…

Monday, June 18th, 2018
Letter to Governor Urging a Veto of SB 2368 – Bad Bill for Metro East Taxpayers

The Honorable Bruce Rauner Governor of Illinois 207 State House Springfield, IL 62706 Dear Governor Rauner, I am writing to urge you to veto Senate Bill 2368 sponsored by Senator…

Thursday, June 14th, 2018
2018 Session Update from Rep. Charlie Meier

The legislature completed its regular session work for the 100th Illinois General Assembly on May 31, 2018. The 2018 session was a busy one for State Representative Charlie Meier. During…

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
Moody’s says Illinois budget enacted is ‘credit positive’

The fiscal 2019 Illinois budget enacted last week includes a voluntary pension buyout plan and a boost in school funding, which are credit-positive moves for the relatively low-rated state and…

Thursday, May 31st, 2018
34 Illinois laws effective June 1, 2018

Here are the 34 new laws that take effect on June 1 that you should know about: Local governments cannot prohibit autonomous vehicles(Public Act 100-352, House Bill 791)No unit of…

Thursday, May 31st, 2018
Rep. Meier’s bill to help create solar energy jobs sent to Governor

Legislation sponsored by State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) to help generate more solar projects while protecting farmland now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature in order to become…

Friday, May 25th, 2018
Rep. Meier’s bill to help dairy farms heads to Governor’s desk

The Illinois Senate approved legislation sponsored by State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) to alleviate concerns brought forth by local dairy farmers. In Illinois, dairy farms are getting hit with lower…

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
Rep. Meier Welcomes Creation of Local “Opportunity Zones” in Clinton, Marion and Washington Counties

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) welcomed the creation of two new “Opportunity Zones” in Clinton, Marion, and Washington Counties. The Opportunity Zones are aimed at boosting jobs and economic development…

Thursday, May 17th, 2018
House Approves Rep. Meier’s Resolution to Designate Old US 50 ‘Clinton County Veterans Memorial Road’

On Thursday, the Illinois House of Representatives adopted a resolution honoring our veterans by designating Old US 50 in Clinton County, Illinois as the “Clinton County Veterans Memorial Road”. House…

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