A newly-released state jobs report indicates the potential for close to 400 jobs to move back to the capital city. Representative Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (R-Leland Grove) passed legislation in the spring urging state agencies to compile the workforce data in an effort to identify where state jobs are currently located and provide justification for their location.

 “This report is the first step in the process to determine the number of positions that could potentially be relocated to Sangamon County.  I look forward to analyzing it with Central Management Services and the Governor’s office to ultimately develop a policy that would prioritize the placement of future state jobs in Springfield,” Rep. Jimenez said.
Getting a little extra in the pay envelope may sound good to you, but it looks bad when a state lawmaker gets the largesse.

State Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez (R-Leland Grove) is introducing bills to do away with automatic raises, a full month’s pay for lawmakers who are sworn in after the first of a month, and mileage and per diem expenses for Springfield-area lawmakers on session days.  Read the rest here from WTAX radio.
State Representative Sara Wojcicki Jimenez today introduced a package of bills that will eliminate
several of the avenues by which members of the General Assembly now receive automatic extra pay. Representative Jimenez (R-Leland Grove) said limiting money going to lawmakers is the right thing to do for the state budget, and for taxpayers who are footing the bill.

Representative Jimenez introduced HB 6611 today, which will prohibit automatic cost of living adjustments (COLAS) for members of the General Assembly. Under current law, the Compensation Review Board recommends cost of living adjustment pay increases for members of the General Assembly and for state constitutional officers which go into effect automatically unless both the House and Senate pass legislation specifically to reject them.