Nov 02, 2020
Jun 15, 2020 - Jun 22, 2020
The Illinois State Senate is comprised of 59 members, who together, encompass the upper house of the state legislature. Each district has one senator, which equates to about 217,468 constituents per elected official. Along with the house, the senate considers proposed laws, resolutions, and amendments, in addition to appropriation of all funds for the operation for the state government. Important issues discussed in the Illinois senate recently include, a potential income tax increase, a statewide minimum wage, and federal healthcare funding. For more detailed discussions, senators are assigned to various standing committees (26 in total) that handle matters such as agriculture, finance, and education. The senate has the exclusive right to try all impeachment charges against a state official, while the house must bring the impeachment charges against said official. Each senator serves a term of two years, and there is no limit on the number of terms served. The total salary of the position is estimated at $67,836 a year in addition to a $111 allowance provided to each senator for every day in session.
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Illinois State Board of Elections, 2329 S MacArthur Blvd, Springfield, IL, 62704, US