Halbrook cheers another cap on some legislative pay
Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) is glad to not be getting a pay raise again this year, according to his website.
“It has been clear to everyone involved that signing House Bill 643 into law was the right thing to do,” Halbrook said on the website. “Illinois’ finances are not in order and to think we as legislators should give ourselves a pay raise is offensive to taxpayers. I applaud the governor for signing HB 643 and both sides of the aisle for showing tax payers the respect they deserve.”
HB643 denies legislators a cost-of-living adjustment and increases in per diem pay and mileage reimbursement.
“It's a step in the right direction, and it shows what can be done when we work on a bipartisan basis and put the interests of the people of Illinois first,” Rauner said in a WAND television report.
Under HB643, rates will stay at the same level since 2012. Legislator's per diem pay is $111, and mileage reimbursed s 39 cents per mile.