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  • 50th District Update: Your Feedback

    We are in unprecedented times. Nearly two full months have expired since the start of the state's 2016 fiscal year. We still have no budget. I wish I could tell you when we will finally reach a compromise not only on our budget, but on fundamental reforms which can help us chart a better path forward. But so far the end does not appear to be in sight... read more...
  • 50th District Update: Tough Choices

    Last week I had to take a somewhat controversial vote. Governor Bruce Rauner had vetoed a piece of legislation that would have changed how an impasse is handled in state employee pay negotiations. This bill would prevent state employees from going on strike or being locked out, and it would put the ultimate decision on a new contract in the hands of arbitrators... read more...
  • 50th District Update: Dedication

    Just a few days ago I had the great honor of dedicating a memorial to a Greene County family who dedicated themselves to this country and the cause of freedom... read more...
  • Governor signs legislation to remove Quarry Township from port district

    On August 5, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed legislation sponsored by State Senator Sam McCann (R-Carlinville) to remove Quarry Township from the America’s Central Port District, while offering new tools for the district to operate... read more...
  • 50th District Update: Challenges Remain

    This week offered more challenges for our communities along the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. In the small Greene County town of Hillview, a levee breach sent flood waters rushing through the streets, leaving several families trapped. Luckily, our amazing first responders were able to quickly swoop in and rescue everyone. There was no loss of life, which is the most important thing; however, the water left behind a terrible mess and damage that will require a very long cleanup effort... read more...

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Communities rally together to battle record flood levels.



Senator Sam McCann meets with local officials to assist their efforts to battle flooding along the Illinois River.



Senator Sam McCann, a Sangamon County farmer, and an expert agronomist weigh in on planting progress, the 2015 crop outlook, and the importance of good communication between ag professionals and lawmakers.


Thousands of gun owners march to the Illinois State Capitol for the 2015 Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD).


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