SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Following the 101st Illinois General Assembly inauguration ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 9, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, laid out her priorities and goals as a lawmaker for the new legislative session.
“I am ready to continue working with my fellow legislators, local community leaders and area residents to help get Illinois back on the right track, so I am looking forward to the upcoming spring session,” said Scherer. “My top legislative priorities include promoting good government practices and increasing transparency, and reducing the crushing tax burden on local families. I also want to help generate more jobs in our region and address the state’s ongoing financial crisis.”
Last year Scherer led efforts to pass a balanced, bipartisan budget that cut wasteful bureaucracy and protected funding to invest in critical services like domestic violence shelters, breast cancer screenings and $350 million in new funding for schools. Scherer also helped to secure a $25 million grant to the city of Decatur to build an overpass carrying road traffic on Brush College Road over Faries Parkway and the adjacent railroad tracks.
“I am a lifelong resident of the Decatur area, and I was a teacher in our local schools for over 30 years,” continued Scherer. “I truly care about the communities that I represent here in Central Illinois, and I am committed to being a strong voice for local residents at the Capitol.”
For more information, please call Rep. Scherer’s constituent service office at 217-877-9636 or email StateRepSue@gmail.com.