JOLIET, Ill. – As her community continues to face the burden of the state budget impasse, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is sponsoring legislation that will prevent a pay raise for lawmakers and freeze other perks for politicians.
“The past couple of years have been incredibly difficult on seniors, students and those in need of assistance,” Manley said. “It would be irresponsible to put politicians at the front of the line, which is why I am supporting this measure to block a pay raise for Illinois lawmakers.”
Manley is cosponsoring House Bill 643, which prohibits an automatic lawmaker pay increase slated to take effect in July. The measure also freezes General Assembly member reimbursements for Springfield session days.
“While so many families in Illinois sacrifice to make ends meet, we simply cannot prioritize or reward politicians by giving them more money,” Manley said. “Lawmakers need to put their self-interests aside, and work on passing a responsible, bipartisan budget that puts our state on track and allows our communities to grow.”
For more information, please contact Manley’s constituent service office at 815-725-2741 or RepManley@gmail.com.