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State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) will host traveling office hours in Mascoutah on Friday, February 23 to meet with constituents that have issues or questions concerning state government.

“I enjoy scheduling traveling office hours to make it more convenient for residents in my district to meet with me. I look forward to visiting with residents in Mascoutah on February 23,” said Rep. Meier.

Rep. Meier will be available to meet with constituents from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, February 23 at Mascoutah City Hall, located at 3 West Main Street.

Traveling office hours are open to the public. Appointments are encouraged but not required, however scheduled meetings will take place in the order in which they were received. To schedule a meeting, please call Rep. Meier’s district office at 618-651-0405.

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) will host traveling office hours in Trenton on Friday, February 23 to meet with constituents that have issues or questions concerning state government.

“I enjoy scheduling traveling office hours to make it more convenient for residents in my district to meet with me. I look forward to visiting with residents in Trenton on February 23,” said Rep. Meier.

Rep. Meier will be available to meet with constituents from 10:00 am to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, February 23 at Trenton City Hall, located at 14 W Broadway.

Traveling office hours are open to the public. Appointments are encouraged but not required, however scheduled meetings will take place in the order in which they were received. To schedule a meeting, please call Rep. Meier’s district office at 618-651-0405.

State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) filed legislation opposing any potential tax on the number of miles driven by Illinois motorists. A mileage tax placed on Illinois drivers continues to be a topic of discussion in the state legislature.

According to State Rep. Charlie Meier, “A vehicle mileage tax is outrageous, it would impose undue hardship and disproportionately impact rural Illinoisans who must drive longer distances to work and school. A tax on miles driven places a burden on downstate motorists, a proposal I cannot and will not support.”

The following mileage tax proposals under consideration would offer Illinois drivers a variety of bad options which include:
State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) will host traveling office hours in Troy on Thursday, February 1 to meet with constituents that have issues or questions concerning state government.

“I enjoy scheduling traveling office hours to make it more convenient for residents in my district to meet with me. I look forward to visiting with residents in Troy on February 1,” said Rep. Meier.

Rep. Meier will be available to meet with constituents from 1:30 pm to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, at Troy City Hall, located at 116 E. Market St.

Traveling office hours are open to the public. Appointments are encouraged but not required, however scheduled meetings will take place in the order in which they were received. To schedule a meeting, please call 618-651-0405.
State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) is pleased to announce that eight school districts in the 108th legislative district have been awarded funds from the School District Library Grant Program.

“This is great news for schools receiving the grant.” said Rep. Meier. “Over $11,000 have been awarded to eight schools in my district thanks to the School District Library Grant Program administered by the Secretary of State’s office.”

The School District Library Grant Program is designed to help provide more library books and materials for the students of public schools in Illinois. The state legislature has authorized up to a $.75 per pupil expenditure for qualifying schools. The grant award is based on funds appropriated by the General Assembly and the official enrollment as of the previous September 30th of a school district.

Bartelso Elementary School District #57
Bartelso
$750.00
Central Community High School District #71
Breese
$750.00
Highland CUSD #5
Highland
$2,070.00
Mascoutah CUD #19
Mascoutah
$2,762.25
Nashville CCD #49
Nashville
$750.00
Nashville CHSD #99
Nashville
$750.00
Wesclin CUSD #3
Trenton
$750.00
Triad C.U.D. #2
Troy
$2,698.50


Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino released an audit regarding the oversight of group homes for the developmentally disabled by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and it’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG). The audit released on December 21st contains a total of 13 recommendations to the OIG and DHS.

“It’s horrific to hear the state confirm allegations of abuse and neglect have increased 50 percent over the past 8 years,” said Rep. Meier. “This is exactly why I continue to advocate for better oversight and care of our developmentally disabled. If we don’t speak up and advocate for change, then who will? I won’t give up fighting for our most vulnerable.”

The Department of Human Services Act (Act) requires the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to investigate allegations of abuse and neglect that occur in mental health and developmental disability facilities operated by the Department of Human Services (DHS). The Act also requires the OIG to investigate allegations of abuse and neglect that occur in community agencies licensed, certified, or funded by DHS to provide mental health and developmental disability services.