SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, to freeze reimbursements and prevent a lawmaker pay raise, passed the House Thursday and now moves to the Senate for consideration.
“Legislators should not receive compensation while hard working Illinois families are still in need of a budget from our state,” Wallace said. “It would be simply irresponsible for my colleagues and I to look out for ourselves while social services and other state programs face hardship during this budget impasse.”
House Bill 643 prevents legislators from receiving a scheduled cost of living adjustment pay raise in July, while freezing the daily allowance given to Illinois lawmakers on session days in Springfield for food, lodging and mileage reimbursement.
“I was glad to see bipartisan support on this measure today,” Wallace said. “Today’s vote was a step in the right direction of continuing to put residents ahead of politics. We need to continue this momentum as we look to resolve the unprecedented budget crisis our communities have been forced to face.”
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