Rep. Meier proposal would give downstate Illinois more influence in legislature

Legislation proposed by Illinois State Rep. Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) would improve checks and balances in the State House by providing downstate Illinois more representation in the legislature and save taxpayers over $6 million a year in lawmaker salaries and district office expenditures.

“My proposed constitutional amendment would provide people outside of Cook County and southern Illinois more representation,” said Meier. “This is an alternative to breaking away from Chicago by giving the voters a choice to have a larger voice at the capitol while adhering to our U.S. Constitution.” For more information see the March 24, 2023 edition of The Greenville Advocate.