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Sen. McCann’s statement on veto override to SB1

“Our current school funding formula is broken. If it we don’t replace it with an evidence-based model, our schools will lose out on the majority of their state funding. This veto did not move this process forward. While Senate Bill 1 is not perfect, it is the only bill that has passed the Illinois General Assembly..."

Sen. McCann’s statement on budget votes

SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Sam McCann (R-Plainview) released the following statement after the Illinois Senate voted on budget and tax hike legislation. “I can’t in good conscience vote for a 32% income tax hike. Illinois has an outdated and punitive tax structure that unfairly harms our working families...

McCann: Senate passes legislation to save 911 services

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate has approved legislation to make sure that 9-1-1 systems do not go offline after June 30. According to State Senator Sam McCann (R-Plainview), the bipartisan bill will also help modernize the state’s telecommunications system...

McCann: New school funding legislation shows best results

SPRINGFIELD – According to State Senator Sam McCann (R-Plainview), data from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) shows that a new school funding proposal provides more money for all schools through a more equitable system than previous legislation...

McCann files legislation to force continuous session until budget is resolved

State Senator Sam McCann (R-Plainview) has filed bipartisan legislation to keep lawmakers and the Governor at the Illinois Capitol until a balanced budget is passed, without additional costs to the taxpayers...

50th District Update: Deja Vu

Dear Friends, I just want to give you a quick update on what is going on at the Capitol. May 31st, the normal end to the regular session of the Illinois General Assembly, has passed and we still don't have a budget in place. It had been appearing that this was the direction we were headed for a while now. This is beginning to feel like a twisted version of the movie Groundhog Day, where every day we just keep reliving the same mistakes of the past...

Sen. McCann’s statement on passage of Senate Bill 1839

SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Sam McCann (R-Plainview) released the following statement after the Illinois Senate passed a bipartisan bill to protect 9-1-1 services...

Senate passes McCann-sponsored legislation to reduce unclaimed life insurance benefits

The Illinois Senate passed legislation sponsored by State Senator Sam McCann (R-Plainview) to make sure insurance companies are doing their due diligence in paying out life insurance policies...

McCann statement on passage of bipartisan property tax freeze

“This is good legislation that finds a solid middle ground in the property tax debate. This is only a two-year freeze, so it won’t devastate our schools or local governments, but it will give us enough time to see how the idea is working and decide whether to extend it...

Senate passes McCann’s legislation to rebuild human service program

The Illinois Senate passed legislation filed by State Sen,. Sam McCann (R-Plainview) to re-launch a program to help people with mental and physical disabilities find employment. “I believe we have a duty to help people who simply want to work and contribute to our society but are struggling to overcome severe disabilities,” said Sen. McCann. “This will allow these individuals to join the workforce and work for the good of the public...

McCann files legislation to streamline Governor and Lt. Governor offices

Voters could soon have the choice of deciding whether to realize potential improved efficiency and savings of merging the operations budgets of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, thanks to legislation filed by State Senator Sam McCann (R-Plainview)...

50th District Update: Remaining Open

This week I filed legislation to place a referendum on the ballot during the next general election in November 2018. This referendum would ask voters to decide whether to create a new, elected Director for the Department of Agriculture. This is something that 12 other states have done, including two states bordering Illinois...

McCann statement on HB40

State Senator Sam McCann (R-Plainview) released the following statement after the Illinois Senate passed House Bill 40. “Taxpayer funded abortions represent an affront to the morals of the people of Illinois and the sanctity of life. Further, the middle of a budget impasse is the wrong time to be adding millions...

McCann files legislation to create elected state Agriculture Director

State Senator Sam McCann (R-Plainview) has filed legislation to allow voters to turn the Illinois Director of Agriculture into a statewide elected position...

50th District Update: Watching Out For What Matters

Dear Friends, Recently I was able to advance legislation that could expand our state's veterans court program. I've always believed that we need to do what we can to help those who have given so much for us, and I believe this is another step in that direction...