Connor sponsoring measure to block lawmaker pay raise
3/7/2018, 9:37 a.m.
State Rep. John Connor, Lockport, is sponsoring a measure that would block an automatic pay increase for Springfield lawmakers.
Connor's House Bill 5760 is sponsored by a bipartisan group of legislators and would prohibit a cost of living increase in the upcoming fiscal year, blocking a pay
increase for lawmakers and freezing pay at current levels. Similar measures have
passed in recent years and received strong bipartisan support.
"I will not support a pay increase for legislators because it would be an injustice
to the people that I represent," continued Connor. "I do not believe that lawmakers
should expect an increase in pay, especially when our state is in such poor
financial health. I urge my colleagues from around the state to stand with me in
fiscal responsibility, and support a pay freeze for legislators."
For more information, contact Connor's full-time constituent service office
by calling 815-372-0085 or by emailing RepConnor@gmail.com.