Davidsmeyer: No Budget - No Pay for Politicians


State Representative CD Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) voted with his Republican colleagues to reject an automatic pay raise that state legislators are set to receive this month.

Nearly three months ago Rep. Davidsmeyer and his House Republican colleagues filed legislation (HB 4225) that would have stopped the automatic pay increase for politicians, but that legislation was blocked by Chicago Democrats.  Legislation that recently passed (HB 576) mirrors the Republican bill.

During debate of HB 576 Rep. Davidsmeyer suggested that legislators shouldn't be paid because they haven't yet passed a budget for this fiscal year.  He was met with fierce opposition.  You can watch the exchange here: