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50th District Update: December 1

With recent reports revealing a mixed bag on employment rates in Illinois, state leaders continue their efforts to improve the economy and prospects for jobs growth in the coming year. In other action, the Attorney General Office is reminding shoppers to review the annual Safe Shopping Guide, and the FBI is warning consumers to be aware of cyber criminals trying to steal their money and personal information.

50th District Update: November 24

Slight Improvement in Jobs A recent report by the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) indicates a slight drop in the state’s unemployment from 5.0% to 4.9%. It’s not a huge

Highway dedicated to honor soldier killed in action

SPRINGFIELD – A section of Illinois Highway 16 has been designated as the “Pfc. Gary Wayne Price Memorial Highway,” as a result of legislation sponsored by State Sen. Sam McCann (R-Plainview)...

McCann files legislation to help improve dangerous roads

SPRINGFIELD – Local road authorities may soon be able to receive financial assistance to stripe dangerous roadways, due to legislation filed by State Sen. Sam McCann (R-Plainview)....

McCann urges justices to consider expanding veterans court program

State Sen. Sam McCann (R-Plainview) is strongly urging that the Chief Justices of every judicial circuit in Illinois at least explore the possibility of adding additional veterans courts. The justices now have the ability to add more of the courts that focus on veterans due to legislation passed by Senator McCann and signed into law recently...

50th District Update: November 3

State lawmakers return to Springfield Nov. 7 for the final days of fall veto session. Lawmakers are expected to take up several pieces of new legislation and possibly vote on other legislation vetoed by the Governor. Also this week, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will begin to pour through thousands of surveys from across the state, advising them on how they can improve rest areas; the Illinois State Police is asking people to take part in a new logo contest; and new informati

50th District Update: October 27

SPRINGFIELD, IL –Lawmakers returned to the Capitol this week for the Fall Veto Session with some controversial matters to consider. In addition to consideration of gubernatorial vetoes, lawmakers in both chambers introduced new gun control legislation and the Legislative Audit Commission released its second audit of the troubled Neighborhood Recovery Initiative (NRI). The Senate also honored a Navy Seal and two policemen tragically killed in the line of duty...

50th District Update: October 13

This week, legislation was introduced in the Senate and the House banning the use of taxpayer dollars to finance elective abortions. The legislation reverses key portions of a new, controversial law that expanded taxpayer funding to pay for voluntary abortion procedures. In other state news, a new task force targeting the rise of opioid deaths in Illinois met this week. It’s estimated that in 2017 nearly 1,900 people in Illinois will die due to an opioid overdose...

Sen. McCann encourages families to submit stories of veterans to be showcased at Illinois Capitol

To help remember veterans, tell their incredible stories, and honor their legacy and sacrifice this upcoming Veterans Day, State Senator Sam McCann (R-Plainview) is encouraging constituents to submit a tribute and photo of their loved one who served our country to be displayed in the rotunda of the Illinois Capitol Nov. 1-Nov. 13.

McCann: “Most recent school funding ‘compromise’ a bridge too far.”

“There have been many pieces of legislation that have advanced over the last several years in the Illinois General Assembly that sought to bring equity and balance to the way in which we fund our schools and I have voted for most of them. I didn’t vote for them because I thought they were perfect bills, but because I knew how important the subject matter was. And because I knew it would take years for it all to come together, I wanted to be a part of advancing the conversation and the cause,”

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...