State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Highland) released the following statement after the House of Representatives approved historic education funding reform:

“I voted in favor of the bipartisan compromise to provide fair and equitable funding for K-12 schools. The education funding reform plan approved secures historic funding levels for all 852 Illinois school districts. No school in my district will lose funding under this education funding plan. I anticipate the education funding compromise we sent the Senate will be approved and signed into law quickly.”
State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) will host his fourth annual Senior Citizen Health fair Wednesday, September 6 at the Weinheimer Community Building, located at 1100 Main Street in Highland, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The fair is free and open to the public.

Attendees at this year’s free Senior Fair will receive helpful guides, literature, and other
resources from various government agencies and local businesses. Staff from the General Assembly
will be available to talk with constituents about their questions. Refreshments will be provided and
attendees are encouraged to sign–in for a chance to win a door prize at the end of the event.

Who:    State Representative Charlie Meier
What:   Senior Citizen Health Fair
When:  Wednesday, September 6 9am -11am
Where: Weinheimer Community Building, located at 1100 Main Street in Highland
As promised, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner issued his amendatory veto of SB 1 to protect the state from sending additional dollars to Chicago’s pension system at the expense of Illinois’ 851 schools districts. State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Highland) released the following statement:

“I’m glad Governor Rauner took swift action in order to keep the schools open on time,” said Rep. Meier. “The Governor’s amendatory veto removes additional funds that would have bailed out Chicago Public Schools at the expense of schools downstate. I will support the Governor’s amendatory veto and I will not vote to override his veto.

I have been against SB 1 from day one due to the fact the education bill included a Chicago bailout. Treating our schools equally and the same is the goal. I support the Governor’s plan to fairly fund our schools.”