Syverson donates irresponsible legislator pay raise to Boone County Fair
On August 11, Sen. Syverson presented a $1,500 check to representatives of the Boone County Fair Association.
“This pay raises awarded to lawmakers should never have been allowed to stand in the budget, especially after a year in which families, businesses and communities across the state have struggled. However, the Democrat majority pushed forward and Governor Pritzker approved the pay raises by signing the state budget into law. Lawmakers are not supposed to be here for the money, but rather the opportunity to serve.”
In 2019, a record 222,131 people attend the Boone County Fair.