Anderson pushes for legislation prohibiting lawmaker pay raise
State Sen. Neil Anderson is co-sponsoring legislation prohibiting a pay raise for lawmakers.
Under House Bill 5760, lawmakers would not receive their scheduled Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) increases to their salary set for July 1. They would also not receive any increase to their daily per diem and mileage reimbursement rate.
House Bill 5760 passed the House April 18 with an overwhelming majority and is now in the Senate Government Reform Committee.
“In the dire financial environment Illinois continues to face, it’s not only reckless to take a pay increase, but downright immoral,” Anderson said. “Being an elected official is a privilege, not a career. I am happy the House passed this legislation already, and I look forward to swift passage in the Senate.”
The legislation would also prohibit automatic raises to statewide constitutional officers and State’s attorneys, among others.