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  • Sen. McCann and Rep. Davidsmeyer work to protect downstate coal jobs

    State Senator Sam McCann (R-Plainview) and Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) joined with a bipartisan group of lawmakers to voice their support for an innovative plan aimed at reviving Illinois’ coal industry... read more...
  • 50th District Update: Moving Forward

    I have the pleasure of writing you this week with some more good news. A bipartisan majority in the Senate, myself included, was able to pass legislation to provide more help for our colleges, universities and low income students. The plan would bring the entire higher education system up to 60% funded for the current fiscal year. That is not ideal, nor is it a long term solution, but it is a much better situation than we had just a few weeks ago... read more...
  • Senator McCann votes to protect road funds from sweeps

    Illinois voters will have the chance in November to decide whether to enact what has been called a “lockbox” for road funds, protecting them from being diverted to other sources, thanks to legislation that passed the Senate on May 5. State Sen. Sam McCann (R-Plainview) joined with an overwhelming bipartisan majority of his colleagues to send the question to voters... read more...
  • Senator McCann helps pass level funding for the entire higher education system

    State Sen. Sam McCann (R-Plainview) voted to provide a major boost to downstate universities, community colleges, and low-income students, by providing $454 million in additional funding for higher education. read more...
  • 50th District Update: Progress

    This is the first time in months that I can write to you and enthusiastically tell you that some significant progress has been made. Both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly have passed legislation that will keep our colleges and universities open through the fall and help low income students remain in school by funding MAP grant scholarships. This passed with an overwhelming bipartisan majority. The Governor has indicated he will sign the bill into law as soon as it reaches his desk... read more...

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