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U.S. President Barack Obama will address the IL General Assembly on Wednesday at 1:0pm (C).  You can watch the President's address by clicking here.
State Representative CD Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) is co-sponsoring legislation that will block an automatic pay increase for Illinois lawmakers.

“It is appalling to hear that state legislators could receive a pay raise when social service agencies are cutting back or even closing their doors and students at our institutions of higher education aren’t receiving needed support,” said Davidsmeyer.

The automatic Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) is based on statistics created by the Federal Bureau of Labor. Legislators would receive the increase regardless if the money is appropriated or not. 

Pledges to work in a bi-partisan manner

A year ago, the Speaker welcomed Republicans to the negotiating table for the
first time in over a decade. Unfortunately for the last 10 months the actions of his ruling party have proven contrary to that invitation by only offering the same ‘my way or the highway’ solutions with ZERO negotiations. That’s precisely what has put Illinois in this horrible position.

Less than a year ago, we proved that Republicans and Democrats can come together when we fixed the FY2015 Budget.  We are now past-due for that cooperation on some of the reforms mentioned today and immediate passage of FY2016 Budget.

I pledge to work with any and all who want to fix the many issues that were outlined today. My pledge is to be part of a solution that leads towards stability for all Illinoisans and away from the uncertainty that has been caused by a decade of unbalanced budgets.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will give his annual State of the State Address today at 12 Noon (Central Standard Time).  You may watch his speech online by clicking here or here.

Deadline to submit an entry is January 31, 2016

JACKSONVILLE…State Representative CD Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) is reminding area school students that the deadline for his art competition is quickly approaching. “The deadline for my student art contest is January 31,” said Davidsmeyer.

“The art contest has four categories based on age; Kindergarten through second grade, 3rd grade through 5th grade, 6th grade through 8th grade and high school Freshman through Senior,” said Davidsmeyer.

Portions of the 100th Legislative District are experiencing rising flood waters.  The State of Illinois is working to inform the public of road closures and flooding.

Jacksonville, IL…State Representative CD Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) was recently chosen as one of three Republican House Members selected to the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA). “I am honored to have been chosen to represent my district and the State on such an important commission,” said Davidsmeyer.

COGFA is a state commission that develops annual budget projections, reports on the financial condition of state pension systems, reviews proposed state facility closings and helps legislators with developing comprehensive reports.

Representative Davidsmeyer was selected by IL House Republican Leader Jim Durkin to serve on the 12-member commission to work on behalf of the 177 members of the General Assembly and the citizens of Illinois. 

“COGFA is a vital resource to the public, General Assembly Members and their legislative staff. The Commission determines the state’s annual revenue projections. It reviews state facility closures and examines the state’s construction projects,” said Davidsmeyer.