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Rezin says No Budget should mean No Cost-of-Living Raises for General Assembly

Posted by wlpo on May 31, 2016

As the state approaches one year without a formal budget, do you feel your elected officials should get a raise? If you don’t think they should, an Illinois Valley state lawmaker agrees.

State Senator Sue Rezin is sponsoring a bill that would eliminate a cost-of-living raise that legislators, constitutional officers, and agency directors would be getting one month from today. The 1.7 percent increase would cost taxpayers $209,000. Rezin’s bill would also freeze per diem and mileage reimbursement rates for an additional year for members of the General Assembly.

Rezin believes the move is “an easy vote” and one that “the people of Illinois are demanding.”

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