COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – As the new legislative session approaches, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, asks residents to submit their ideas for new legislation.
“As state representative, I have made it my priority to find solutions to the issues that the residents in my district are facing every day,” said Stuart. “The best way to learn about the issues that matter to my constituents is to hear from them directly, and it’s important to me that everyone has their voice heard. If my constituents have ideas for new legislation for the upcoming year or problems they think can be solved through legislation, I ask that they send me their ideas.”
Over the past year, Stuart introduced and passed six new laws, including legislation to crack down on out-of-state drug dealers and a pay freeze for lawmakers. This year, Stuart continues to push for no budget, no pay legislation to ensure that no lawmaker is paid when the state is without a budget.
“As the legislature reconvenes in the next week, I’ll continue to spend my time back home going door-to-door to meet with residents, hosting coffee shop meetings through my district, sponsoring seminars and events to help connect residents to resources, and learning more about the people I represent,” said Stuart.
Constituents can submit their ideas for legislation by calling 618-365-6650, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting Rep. Stuart’s office at 2105 Vandalia St. #16 in Collinsville.