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Righter: Any pay raise for lawmakers is wrong

State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) is co-sponsoring legislation that would prohibit a pay raise for lawmakers. Under current law, lawmakers are scheduled to receive a Cost of Living Adjustment increase, or COLA, to their salary July 1.   House Bill 5760 would ensure... Read More.

Severin Votes to Deny Lawmakers a Pay Increase

State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) voted to deny state lawmaker pay increases during a meeting of the House Executive Committee on Thursday morning. The Benton Republican and first-term lawmaker had filed an identical piece of legislation, HB 3790. “House Bill 643 will deny lawmakers an... Read More.