Springfield, IL…State Representative CD Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) is sick and tired of the political games and theater that is currently happening in Illinois. “Today is Illinois’ 700th day without a budget. It’s the job of the General Assembly to pass a balanced budget and that is precisely what we should have been doing for over two years,” said Davidsmeyer.

House Republicans began the 100th General Assembly in January with a call to House Democrats and their Leader, Speaker Michael Madigan, to develop a spending compromise that will preserve state universities, social services, and local school districts.

“House Democrats have passed nearly $1Billion in new spending since January. Each and every new promise takes away from funding K-12 education, state universities, and the social services that they claim to care so much about.”

“The State of Illinois is broke and the motto of the majority party seems to be ‘over-promise and under-deliver.’ Enough is enough with the empty and unfunded promises!”

Rep Davidsmeyer renewed his call for House Democrats to stop the political theater and begin negotiations.

“At the end of the day, I am ready for a bipartisan solution. Democrats have proven over and over their inability to pass their partisan budget. It’s past time to be adults, negotiate, and make some difficult decisions.”

“I applaud the IL Department of Corrections and the IL Nurses Association for returning to the negotiations table and working towards a resolution. We see the dedication from both sides through the Memorandum of Agreement. I know that much progress has been made and I look forward to seeing their negotiated agreement.”

State Rep. CD Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) wants you to know that the IL Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in coordination with Morgan County and Jacksonville ESDA, will be in town to collect old chemical cleaners, oil-based paint and motor oil on May 20, at the Morgan County Fairgrounds, 110 N Westgate Ave., Jacksonville from 8am to 3pm.

“It’s time to clean out those basements, garages and sheds of old oil, paint and chemicals,” said Davidsmeyer. “I know that many times we get busy and forget about those left over chemicals we may have bought for a project. This is a great opportunity to safely get rid of those items.”

A list of acceptable and unacceptable items can be found on the IL EPA's website.  Click here to read the list of items.

Acceptable Wastes at One-Day Collections

Oil-based paintsUsed motor oil
Paint thinnersDrain cleaners
HerbicidesLawn chemicals
Old GasolineHobby chemicals
Pool ChemicalsAerosol paints and pesticides
Cleaning ProductsFluorescent lamp bulbs
MercuryOld and outdated medicines and pharmaceuticals
Household Batteries

Please Do Not Bring Latex Paint

Unacceptable Wastes

Agricultural chemicalsPropane Tanks
Business/commercial sector wastesSmoke detectors
ExplosivesFarm machinery oil
FireworksFire extinguishers
Lead Acid BatteriesInstitutional Wastes
Controlled SubstancesSharps, needles and potentially infectious medical wastes
Last week, school groups from the 100th Legislative District visited Rep Davidsmeyer in Springfield.  Below are a few of the group photos.

Students from Jonathan Junior High School, Jacksonville, IL.

Students from the IL School for the Deaf, Jacksonville, IL.

Students from the IL School for the Visually Impaired, Jacksonville, IL.