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Chesney Donates Unwanted Pay Raise


September 25, 2019

State Representative Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) refused to accept the $1,628 pay raise given to lawmakers this year by donating $1,628 to local organizations serving Northwest Illinois.

“Lawmakers do not deserve a pay raise considering the fiscal condition of Illinois and the push for higher taxes on residents at all turns,” said Rep. Chesney. “I co-sponsored legislation to reject the pay raise, but that legislation was not called for a vote this year. That’s why I am rejecting this pay by donating it to local organizations representing Northwest Illinois values.”


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