Rep. Davidsmeyer: Governor should reside in Springfield

State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer this week filed House Resolution 581, legislation which calls on the Governor to live in the Executive Mansion in Springfield.

“We have a very nice executive mansion just blocks from the Capitol,” Davidsmeyer said. “Residents of Central Illinois are rightfully proud of the mansion, and they expect the Governor to maintain his residence there.”

The resolution urges the Governor to maintain residence at the mansion during the entire legislative session so that he may participate first-hand in the workings of the General Assembly as it tries to find solutions to the many budget pressures that have led to all the recent credit downgrades. Recent Governors have been criticized in some quarters for attempting to govern from Chicago while legislators met in Springfield. Read the rest of the story.