JOLIET, Ill. – Continuing her effort to reduce state spending, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is calling on Gov. Rauner to sign a measure sent to him that would stop a pay raise for lawmakers and freeze other perks.
“For over two years, social service providers, colleges, universities and school have been forced to do more with less,” Manley said. “When their budgets are being cut, it is only right that lawmakers do the same to their own pay.”
Manley is a co-sponsor of 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. The bill is waiting for final approval with the governor’s signature.
“A lot of difficult choices were made in order to pass a balanced budget,” Manley said. “However, cutting pay for lawmakers was not one of them. To make this right, the legislature passed HB643 and now we must have Gov. Rauner’s signature on this bi-partisan bill to make prevent elected officials from taking a pay raise.”
For more information, please contact Manley’s constituent service office at 815-725-2741 or RepManley@gmail.com.