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Meier’s Statement on State Budget Sent to the Governor
May 27th, 2023
Rep. Charlie Meier Applauds the Launch of the Blue Collar Jobs Tax Credit
May 22nd, 2023
Rep. Charlie Meier Receives 2023 Public Service Award
May 18th, 2023
Rep. Meier’s Legislation Provides Opportunity to Improve Ambulance Service in Clinton County
May 12th, 2023
Rep. Meier Welcomes State Champ Lady Rockets to the Capitol
May 11th, 2023
Rep. Meier files bill to remove electronic paperwork burden for live-in caregivers of those with special needs
May 9th, 2023
Meier’s Statement on ‘ComEd Four’ Corruption Trial Verdict
May 2nd, 2023
Rep. Meier questions billion-dollar expansion of health benefits for undocumented immigrants
May 1st, 2023
Rep. Meier Honors Two Local Women at State Capitol
April 19th, 2023
Rep. Meier to host traveling office hours March 28 in Greenville
March 27th, 2023
Rep. Meier: Sierra Club lawsuit could result in higher electricity rates
March 24th, 2023
Rep. Meier Proposal Would Give Downstate Illinois More Influence in the Legislature
March 20th, 2023
Rep. Meier & Jacobs React to Governor’s Proposal to Repurpose Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center
March 8th, 2023
Local Law Enforcement Join Rep. Meier Urging Passage of Legislation to Improve Safety and Care at Illinois Group Homes
March 7th, 2023
VIDEO: Law Enforcement Join Meier Urging Passage of CILA Safety Reform
March 7th, 2023
Rep. Meier to Co-Host Farmland Assessment Meeting March 13
March 2nd, 2023
Rep. Meier Joins Colleagues in Call for Hearings, Proposes Plan to Make Improvements at Choate Developmental Center
February 23rd, 2023
Rep. Meier’s Statement on Governor Pritzker’s Fifth Budget Proposal
February 15th, 2023
Rep. Meier’s office to host traveling office hours in Greenville
February 10th, 2023
Rep. Meier to Serve on House Republican Leadership Team
January 13th, 2023
Charlie Meier Sworn in as Representative of Illinois’ 109th House District
January 11th, 2023
Meier Votes Against Firearm Ban Signed by Governor Pritzker
January 10th, 2023
Meier Votes Against Firearm Ban Approved by House Democrat Majority
January 6th, 2023
Over 180 Laws for the New Year
December 22nd, 2022
Rep. Meier Calls for More Committee Hearings in Opposition to Latest Firearm Ban
December 21st, 2022
REAL ID Deadline Extended Again
December 19th, 2022
Rep. Meier Meets with Office of Consulate General of Israel
December 13th, 2022
Audit Reveals DHS Failed to Monitor Criminal Activity in Group Homes for Developmentally Disabled
September 29th, 2022
Meier: Pro-Criminal SAFE-T Act Must Be Repealed
September 14th, 2022
Meier, Elik, and Friess to Host Telephone Town Hall for Area Residents
August 25th, 2022
Rep. Meier Receives 2022 Public Service Award
August 22nd, 2022
Rep. Meier Donates $2,700 Pay Raise to Local Nonprofits
July 14th, 2022
Meier’s Statement on Roe v. Wade Overturned by U.S. Supreme Court
June 24th, 2022
Rep. Meier: Electricity Rates to Increase Following Flawed Energy Policies
April 25th, 2022
Rep. Meier Sponsored Bill Passes, Celebrating Illinois’ Rich Agricultural History
March 28th, 2022
Rep. Meier Opposes House Democrat Tax on Jobs
March 23rd, 2022
House Approves Meier’s Legislation to Increase Awareness of Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
March 10th, 2022
Rep. Meier: Lawmakers Removed from House Floor, Dems Break Rules to Appoint Legislative Watchdog
February 18th, 2022
Rep. Meier: JCAR Suspends School Mask Mandate
February 16th, 2022
Meier’s Statement on Governor Pritzker’s Proposed Budget
February 2nd, 2022
Meier files legislation to bring more transparency to controversial bills moving in the legislature
January 26th, 2022
Rep. Meier files bill to create fair judicial elections in St. Clair County
January 5th, 2022
286 New Laws Take Effect New Year’s Day
December 20th, 2021
Illinois must maintain low-cost energy for residents and businesses
September 9th, 2021
Rep. Meier’s Bill to Require Notification of Potential Opioid Addiction Signed into Law
August 30th, 2021
Rep. Meier and Highland Police Dept. to Host Rx Drug Drop Off September 9
August 27th, 2021
Rep. Meier’s bill signed into law will make it easier for disabled vets to obtain license plates
August 9th, 2021
Statement on Governor Pritzker’s School Mask Mandate
August 4th, 2021
General Assembly Adjourns Lackluster Session
June 1st, 2021
Meier’s Statement on Passage of State Budget
June 1st, 2021
House Urges Governor to Reopen Unemployment Offices
May 30th, 2021
Rep. Meier’s bill to eliminate extra fee for U.S. Air Force license plates passed Illinois House
May 3rd, 2021
House Approves Rx Notification of Potential Opioid Addiction
April 27th, 2021
Metro East GOP Lawmakers Reveal Plan to ‘Reimagine Illinois’
March 22nd, 2021
Metro East Representatives Elik, Meier, and Friess to Host Virtual Town Hall
March 18th, 2021
Meier to serve as GOP Spokesman on two key committees
February 24th, 2021
Statement on Governor Pritzker Signing Anti-Law Enforcement Bill (HB 3653) into Law
February 22nd, 2021
Meier Statement on Madigan’s Resignation
February 19th, 2021
Rep. Meier Statement on Governor Pritzker’s Budget Address
February 17th, 2021
Meier Calls on Governor to Abandon Tax Hike on Small Businesses
January 26th, 2021
Meier Begins New Term in the Illinois House of Representatives
January 13th, 2021
Meier’s Statement on Democrats Approving Anti-Law Enforcement Bill
January 13th, 2021
Meier wants fix to unemployment system failures and anti-corruption reform to take center stage during lame duck session
January 7th, 2021
Rep. Meier: IDPH Offers Guidance for Essential Caregivers at Long-Term Care Facilities and Nursing Homes
December 8th, 2020
Rep. Meier’s Statement on Madigan’s Commitment to Increase the Income Tax
December 7th, 2020
Rep. Meier’s Statement on U.S. Attorney Indictments Against Four of Madigan’s Allies
November 19th, 2020
Statement Concerning Governor Pritzker’s COVID Restrictions
October 26th, 2020
Meier: COVID Restrictions Lifted for Metro East Region
October 9th, 2020
Meier Appointed to Human Services Committee by Republican Leader
September 24th, 2020
Rep. Meier Urges Governor to Change Method for Implementing COVID Restrictions
September 4th, 2020
Meier’s Statement on Governor Pritzker’s Enhanced Restrictions for Metro East
September 1st, 2020
Meier Statement on Governor Pritzker’s Plan to Close Indoor Dining and Bar Service
August 25th, 2020
Meier’s Statement on Governor Pritzker’s Restrictions for Metro East
August 17th, 2020
Meier named Champion of Free Enterprise by Illinois Chamber of Commerce
August 14th, 2020
Rep. Meier: Pritzker’s Emergency Rule to Require Businesses Enforce Employees and Customers to Wear Masks Approved
August 11th, 2020
Meier Urges Special Session to Remove Madigan as House Speaker Following Allegations of Corruption
August 3rd, 2020
New Grants Available to Support Dairy Entrepreneurship
June 24th, 2020
Rep. Meier Disappointed with Cancellation of American World Trapshooting Championships in Sparta and State Fairs
June 17th, 2020
Meier: House Republicans Call on Auditor General to Audit of Illinois Department of Employment Security
June 1st, 2020
Meier’s Statement on Patron Free Racing at Horse Racetracks
May 28th, 2020
Meier: Emergency Session Ends with Pay Raise for Lawmakers, Unbalanced Budget and No Plan to Reopen
May 24th, 2020
Rep. Meier: Childcare Centers Can Reopen May 29
May 22nd, 2020
Rep. Meier files bill to reject pay raise for lawmakers
May 19th, 2020
Rep. Meier: Governor’s Emergency Rules Could Place Business Owners in Jail for Not Following Executive Order
May 16th, 2020
Meier Supports Plan to Safely Reopen Illinois by Regions, Provides Update on Helpful Info
May 14th, 2020
Rep. Meier addresses legislature getting back to work and issues businesses licensed by the state may encounter when reopening
May 11th, 2020
Meier Delivers Gowns to the Carlyle Healthcare Center, Gowns Made by Okawville Volunteers
May 8th, 2020
Meier Reacts to Governor Pritzker’s Plan to ‘Restore Illinois’
May 6th, 2020
Meier Reacts to Governor Pritzker’s New “Stay at Home” Order
April 24th, 2020
Stay-at-Home order extended until May 30 with modifications
April 23rd, 2020
Rep. Meier and Congressman Shimkus Host Telephone Town Hall April 23
April 21st, 2020
Meier: Greenhouses, Garden Centers, and Nurseries Can Remain Open
April 17th, 2020
Meier asks Pritzker to postpone increasing minimum wage to help create jobs
April 16th, 2020
Webinar Today for Small Businesses in Southern Illinois
April 13th, 2020
Meier Urges State to Work Faster to Process Unemployment Claims
April 9th, 2020
Southern Illinois Legislators Ask Governor to Stop Mental Health Patient Transfers
April 9th, 2020
Applications for Paycheck Protection Program Now Being Accepted
April 3rd, 2020
Families First Coronavirus Response Act Effective Today
April 1st, 2020
Applications Available for Child Care Providers to Obtain Stipends Ranging From $750-$3,000
March 30th, 2020
Check Out CARES Act Questions & Answers Here
March 30th, 2020
Summary of $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)
March 27th, 2020
Rep. Meier: Bars, Restaurants, and Hotels Impacted by COVID-19 Have Until April 1 to Apply for Grant Program
March 26th, 2020
Emergency Assistance Programs Available for Small Businesses in Illinois
March 25th, 2020
Illinois Income Tax Filing Deadline Extended to July 15
March 25th, 2020
Meier Encourages Volunteers to Donate Blood
March 23rd, 2020
Illinois EPA Temporarily Closes All Vehicle Emissions Testing Stations
March 20th, 2020
Info on Governor Pritzker’s ‘Stay At Home’ Order
March 20th, 2020
Loans Available to Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
March 19th, 2020
Rep. Meier Provides COVID-19 Update Concerning Unemployment Benefits, School and State Facility Closures, Restaurant Options, Small Business Impact Survey
March 18th, 2020
Governor Pritzker’s Order Closing Restaurants & Bars at 9pm
March 16th, 2020
State seeks input from small businesses impacted by coronavirus
March 16th, 2020
Meier Encourages Restaurants to Keep Profit/Loss Records, Reminds Laid Off Employees Eligible for Unemployment Benefits
March 16th, 2020
Meier Calls for Passage of Bills to Reduce Cost and Regulations for Law Abiding Gun Owners
March 4th, 2020
New Policy Releases Non-Citizen Felons from Prison
February 27th, 2020
Rep. Meier: Governor’s Budget Holds Taxpayers Hostage Unless Tax Hike is Approved
February 24th, 2020
Rep. Meier Statement on Governor’s Budget Address
February 19th, 2020
Meier opposes legislation banning motorists from filling up their gas tank
February 11th, 2020
Op-Ed: Corruption is the root of Illinois’ problems
February 3rd, 2020
Rep. Meier Statement on Governor’s State of the State
January 29th, 2020
545 non-citizens registered to vote by SOS, Meier demands action to fix error
January 24th, 2020
256 New Laws Effective January 1, 2020
December 16th, 2019
Rep. Meier Provides Fall Veto Session Update
November 25th, 2019
Illinois Ethics Survey
November 22nd, 2019
Rep. Meier Honors WWII Vet Vince Rolves at State Capitol
November 18th, 2019
Legislature Approves Plummer/Meier Resolution to Preserve Kaskaskia Watershed
November 15th, 2019
Meier: Corruption is Running Rampant in Illinois Government
November 13th, 2019
Rep. Meier Honors Vince Rolves for His Service During World War II
November 12th, 2019
Rep. Meier co-sponsors legislation aimed at fighting corruption
November 1st, 2019
Rep. Meier gives 120th pint of blood at local blood drive
October 24th, 2019
Rep. Meier announces 63 road and bridge improvement projects
October 22nd, 2019
Rep. Meier files resolution urging Congress to pass the USMCA
September 25th, 2019
Meier: Illinois Revenue Announces Tax Amnesty Program
September 23rd, 2019
House Ag Committee Chair Rep. Harper Tours Southern Illinois with Rep. Meier
September 10th, 2019
Tort Tax Study Shows $200 Million in Annual Costs to Metro-East Consumers
September 10th, 2019
Rep. Meier Hosting Business Roundtable Series Sept. 18
August 30th, 2019
Grant opportunity for schools visiting the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
August 28th, 2019
Meier Receives Friend of Infrastructure Award
August 28th, 2019
Meier’s bill to secure funding for county agriculture programs signed into law
August 23rd, 2019
Property Tax Survey – Have Your Voice Heard!
August 16th, 2019
Rep. Meier provides Session Update at Highland Chamber of Commerce luncheon
August 12th, 2019
Rep. Meier to host ceremony designating Route 160 overpass ‘Richard Clayton Bridge’
August 12th, 2019
Meier to serve on Property Tax Relief Task Force
August 8th, 2019
Meier still fighting for our most vulnerable
August 8th, 2019
Senior Fair in Highland August 21 Hosted by Rep. Meier and Sen. Plummer
August 2nd, 2019
Rep. Meier donates pay raise to local nonprofits
July 22nd, 2019
Rep. Meier co-sponsors bill to reject pay raise for lawmakers
June 4th, 2019
Meier stands up for law-abiding gun owners
May 29th, 2019
Bad bill for Metro East Sanitary District arrives in the Senate
May 28th, 2019
Statement Opposing Passage of the Graduated Income Tax Hike
May 28th, 2019
Meier Co-Hosts Town Hall Meeting in O’Fallon with Sen. Plummer
April 30th, 2019
Ski, official state soda? Rep. Meier and Germantown students think so!
March 28th, 2019
Rep. Meier’s bill to eliminate extra fee for U.S. Air Force license plates clears committee
March 7th, 2019
Meier Co-Sponsors Bill Opposing Pritzker’s Graduated Income Tax Hike
February 27th, 2019
Meier receives GOP leadership post on three House committees
February 26th, 2019
Rep. Meier Opposes Madigan’s Anti-Democratic Rules
February 1st, 2019
Rep. Meier Co-Sponsors Fair Map Amendment
January 24th, 2019
Statement on Governor Pritzker Signing Bill to Require Duplicating Gun Dealer Licenses
January 17th, 2019
Rep. Meier begins new term, nominates Durkin for House Speaker
January 10th, 2019
Kaskaskia College to receive state funding for building repairs
September 12th, 2018
Rep. Meier Receives Champion of Free Enterprise Award from Illinois Chamber
September 6th, 2018
Rep. Charlie Meier Receives 4H Hall of Fame Award
August 20th, 2018
Governor signs Rep. Meier’s bill making group home visit reports available to the public
August 6th, 2018
Illinois Auditor General Audit Reveals Issues Concerning Oversight of Group Homes for Developmentally Disabled
July 19th, 2018
Governor Vetoes bill affecting Metro East Sanitary District
July 17th, 2018
2018 Session Update from Rep. Charlie Meier
June 14th, 2018
Moody’s says Illinois budget enacted is ‘credit positive’
June 13th, 2018
34 Illinois laws effective June 1, 2018
May 31st, 2018
Rep. Meier’s bill to help create solar energy jobs sent to Governor
May 31st, 2018
Rep. Meier’s bill to help dairy farms heads to Governor’s desk
May 25th, 2018
Rep. Meier Welcomes Creation of Local “Opportunity Zones” in Clinton, Marion and Washington Counties
May 22nd, 2018
House Approves Rep. Meier’s Resolution to Designate Old US 50 ‘Clinton County Veterans Memorial Road’
May 17th, 2018
8 Libraries in Rep. Meier’s District to Receive Grants
May 9th, 2018
Rep. Meier Recognizes All Saints Volleyball Team for State Title Win
April 27th, 2018
Rep. Meier Honors Okawville Rockets Boys Basketball Championship at the Capitol
April 25th, 2018
Meier co-sponsors resolution opposing progressive income tax
April 18th, 2018
Bill to allow service members in Illinois to conceal and carry fails to pass House committee
April 16th, 2018
Rep. Meier announces Baumann bridge of I-70 to be repaired
March 12th, 2018
Rep. Meier sponsors bill to help dairy farms
March 8th, 2018
Rep. Meier Honors Bartelso Braves Boys Basketball State Championship at the Capitol
February 28th, 2018
Rep. Meier sponsors bill to help create solar energy jobs while protecting farmland
February 27th, 2018
Farmland Assessment Meeting February 22 at 6:30 p.m.
February 21st, 2018
Rep. Meier to host traveling office hours in Mascoutah
February 9th, 2018
Rep. Meier to host traveling office hours in Trenton
February 9th, 2018
Rep. Meier files bill to oppose vehicle mileage tax
January 24th, 2018
Rep. Meier to host traveling office hours in Hamel on February 1
January 19th, 2018
Rep. Meier to host traveling office hours in Troy on February 1
January 18th, 2018
Local schools to receive help with purchasing library books
January 17th, 2018
Audit of OIG’s process of investigating fraud and abuse in group homes released
January 11th, 2018
Rep. Meier files bill to reduce income tax
January 3rd, 2018