SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) says lawmakers should not be receiving a pay raise when the State does not even have a balanced budget. By law, he is not able to reject the pay raise and announced today he is donating the full amount of the yearly extra pay to charity. “I think it is outrageous that we as legislators are getting a pay raise even though we are not down in Springfield every single day doing our job to get a budget passed,” said McSweeney. “We should be down there every day working to resolve the budget crisis. People are going to get hurt if we don't do our job and pass a budget soon."
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