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  • 50th District Update: January 19

    Senator McCann sponsors a new measure that would bring high-speed Internet access to rural school districts, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) informed members of the Senate Republican caucus this week that there would be no delay in implementing the state’s new school funding law; and a new proposal would give Illinois motorists the option to register their vehicles for more than one year... read more...
  • McCann continues push to bring high-speed internet to rural areas

    New legislation sponsored by State Sen. Sam McCann (R-Plainview) would offer significant help to schools struggling with unreliable and slow internet. “Too many of our schools are unable to obtain reliable, high-speed internet access, leaving their schools on the wrong side of a digital education divide,” said Senator McCann. “This legislation is a promise to students that we will do everything in our power to make sure they have access to the tools they need to succeed.” read more...
  • 50th District Update: January 12

    A joint Senate and House hearing to learn more about the incidents of Legionnaires’ disease at the Quincy Veterans’ Home was held this week in Chicago. Additionally, in recognition of the National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Senate Republican lawmakers are joining a nationwide effort to raise awareness about this form of modern-day slavery... read more...
  • Sen. McCann’s statement on the joint hearing on Legionnaires’ outbreak at Quincy Veterans’ Home

    “This process is still ongoing and we don’t have all the answers yet. One thing is clear, we absolutely cannot allow this to happen again. Our veterans bravely sacrificed themselves to protect us, and we must do everything we can to protect them when they are in our care. Our safety net has failed... read more...
  • 50th District Update: January 5

    On Jan. 1, more than 200 bills covering a wide variety of issues became law. These include two laws passed by Senator Sam McCann (R-Plainview) aimed at helping veterans and protecting volunteer firefighters and paramedics. In addition, Illinois residents can expect to see improved safety measures for children and Internet users in 2018 with new laws that help protect children in the foster care system, at day care and at school; as well as shield children and adults online. read more...

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