SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is sponsoring a measure that would block an automatic pay increase for Springfield lawmakers.
“As state Representative, my job is to do the work of the people that I represent and to be their voice in Springfield,” said Connor. “As lawmakers, our obligation is to the people that we represent. Our focus should be on making our communities better and improving the state’s fiscal health, not raising lawmaker salaries.”
Connor’s House Bill 5760 is sponsored by a bipartisan group of legislators and would prohibit a cost of living increase in the upcoming fiscal year, blocking a pay increase for lawmakers and freezing pay at current levels. Similar measures have passed in recent years and received strong bipartisan support.
“I will not support a pay increase for legislators because it would be an injustice to the people that I represent,” continued Connor. “I do not believe that lawmakers should expect an increase in pay, especially when our state is in such poor financial health. I urge my colleagues from around the state to stand with me in fiscal responsibility, and support a pay freeze for legislators.”
For more information, please contact Connor’s full-time constituent service office by calling 815-372-0085 or by emailing RepConnor@gmail.com.