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  • 50th District Update: February 16

    The Governor laid out his proposed fiscal plan this week to the General Assembly during the annual budget address. Also during the week, flags were ordered to be lowered in remembrance of Commander Paul Bauer, a 31-year CPD veteran who was killed outside the Thompson Center on Feb. 13. In other news, the voter registration deadline is approaching for the upcoming primary election. read more...
  • Sen. McCann’s statement on the Governor’s budget address

    “There is one simple constitutional requirement placed on the Governor for his annual budget address, and that is that to present a balanced budget. He has now had four tries and has failed to uphold the responsibility every time by relying on proposals that either won’t pass, are unconstitutional, or simply rob Peter to pay Paul.... read more...
  • 50th District Update: February 12

    Lawmakers returning to Springfield for the second week of the Legislative Session heard testimony in the Veterans Affairs Committee about the previous Legionella outbreaks at the Quincy Veterans’ Home and began advancing legislation through Senate Committees.... read more...
  • Sen. McCann’s statement on the Governor’s State of the State address

    “The themes from the Governor’s addresses haven’t changed much in the last four years. I agree that we need bipartisan cooperation aimed at reforming what has too-often been a broken state government. We all may have different ideas about how to fix the system, but there is common ground to be found. What the state and this effort have been lacking... read more...
  • 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...

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