One Illinois state senate candidate says no lawmaker should receive a salary or benefits until the state is out of its fiscal mess. Randy Frese made the comments near Quincy yesterday.
Frese says the state's debt is his number one concern, especially considering each citizen in Illinois owes about 30-thousand dollars to cover the debt. Frese is running on the Republican ticket, looking to represent the 47th Senate District. He says Illinois has the fifth highest legislative salary in the nation at 67-thousand-800 dollars a year. Frese says he would vote against any legislation that contains a pay or benefit increase.