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  • 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... read more...
  • 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. read more...
  • 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,” read more...
  • 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..." read more...
  • 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 Illinois has an outdated and punitive tax structure that unfairly harms our working families... read more...

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