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    Davidsmeyer opposes new pension plan

    By Greg Olson - golson@myjournalcourier.com

    Bipartisan lawmakers including Republican state Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer of Jacksonville are opposing a proposed pension cost shift from the state to local school districts as an unfunded mandate that will raise property taxes and cut classroom resources.

    House Resolution 27, which opposes the pension cost shift on homeowners, already has been co-signed by more than 40 Republican and Democrat state representatives.

    “The state is in charge of the pension system and state lawmakers and the governor decide what the pension benefits are,” Davidsmeyer said. “So I think the state of Illinois should have some amount of responsibility for funding those benefits prescribed.”

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  • Illinois Citizens for Life endorse C.D. Davidsmeyer for State Rep.

    JACKSONVILLE, IL – With the March Republican Primary approaching, State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) is pleased to announce that he has received the endorsement of the Illinois Citizens for Life.

    In a letter of endorsement, Illinois Citizens for Life Chairman Ralph Rivera praised Rep. Davidsmeyer for his commitment to the protection of our pro-life values.

    “You have had a 100% pro-life voting record since coming to the Illinois House of Representatives in 2012,” Rivera said of Davidsmeyer. “You have also been a co-sponsor of a number of pro-life bills and an advocate for Life. As the state lobbyist for Illinois Right to Life Action, I have personally seen your commitment to Life and Family…”

    C.D. Davidsmeyer is 100% pro-life and pro-family values and is proud to have the endorsement of right-to-life groups, including the Illinois Citizens for Life.

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  • WLDS NEWS: Davidsmeyer re-files Taxpayer Fiscal Charter to reform state budget process

    By Blake Schnitker

    January 10, 2018

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    A local State Representative is re-filing a charter containing potential reforms to the state’s budget process.

    Jacksonville-based State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer is re-filing his “Taxpayer’s Fiscal Charter” this year. The Taxpayer’s Fiscal Charter looks to provide power to Illinois’ taxpayers, limit lawmakers’ ability to establish new entitlement programs without efficient funding, and aims to solidify the state’s pension system for the future.

    Davidsmeyer explains what the Taxpayer’s Fiscal Charter contains, and what it hopes to achieve.

    “The goal of the Taxpayer’s Fiscal Charter is to find common ground between the two parties, and I think there’s one that thing we all can agree on throughout the state and that’s that the state is broke right now. We don’t have enough money to cover what we’re trying to do, so we have to start simple. Step one, a two-year guaranteed freeze on all discretionary spending, and that will be followed by a continued freeze until we’re within a 30-day payment cycle for all of our bills. So until we’re within that 30-day payment cycle, there will continue to be a freeze,” says Davidsmeyer.

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  • Illinois House rejects ban on firearms

    From SJ-R Online

    By Doug Finke

    A bill to ban the devices that increased the firepower of the Las Vegas shooter fell short in the Illinois House Thursday.

    The House voted 48-54 to ban devices known as bump stocks, which are used to greatly increase the rate of fire of weapons. House Bill 4117 needed 71 votes to pass.

    Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was in possession of several of the devices when he fired into a crowd killing 58 people and wounding hundreds of others.

    “Bump stocks do not have a legitimate purpose,” said sponsoring Rep. Martin Moylan, D-Des Plaines. “The only function of bump stocks is to quickly kill as many people as possible.”

    However, gun rights proponents from both parties said Moylan’s bill went too far. In addition to banning bump stocks, the proposal would ban weapons that had trigger modifications that increased their rate of fire. Several representatives said that competitive shooters often modify the triggers of guns to fire faster in timed competitions.

    “With this bill, you’re turning law-abiding citizens into criminals,” said Rep. C.D. Davidsmeyer, R-Jacksonville.

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