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Schools treated more equitably under latest education funding proposal

Analysis from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) clearly shows that all local schools would be treated more equitably and receive more financial help under a recent compromise school funding bill sponsored by State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods), which would fix the state’s broken school aid formula—providing a more equitable system for all 852 Illinois schools than any previous proposal.

Senate in Special Session for 10 minutes, McConchie urges legislators to get serious

State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) releases the following statement reacting to the 10 minutes the Senate spent in Special Session on June 21:

Did you miss Sen. McConchie's Town Hall?

If you missed Sen. McConchie's town hall in Cary on Wednesday, June 8, you can watch it here. Sen. McConchie discusses the state budget and provides constituents with an end of session review.

State Senator Dan McConchie to host Town hall

Senator McConchie will be providing constituents with the latest information on the budget and his efforts to reform the economic climate in Illinois.

Spring session adjourns, Speaker Madigan fails to call a vote on any sort of budget

State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) releases the below statement following adjournment of the spring legislative session:

Sen. McConchie memorializes Army Major Paul Syverson III

On Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) memorialized the life and sacrifice of Army Major Paul Syverson III (Lake Zurich, IL), who was killed in Iraq on June 16, 2004.

Senate Democrats pass massive tax increase

State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) issues the following statement in response to the passage of Senate Bill 9 on May 23, which passed 32-26 with only Democrat votes:

Senate acts on “Grand Bargain” budget bills, McConchie criticizes lack of significant spending cuts

Once again, the Illinois Senate was presented with a budget plan that continues down the path of increasing taxes first and insufficiently cutting spending, said State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) following today’s budget votes.

Sen. McConchie responds to Senate passing HB 40, taxpayer funded abortions

State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) releases the following statement expressing his opposition on the controversial House Bill 40, which passed the Illinois Senate May 10th.

Sen. McConchie welcomes students for TECH 2017

State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) welcomed students from Deer Path Elementary School to Springfield for TECH 2017. The students presented their project, Aviation Exploration, to the Senator at the Capitol on May 9.

Senate passes legislation to ensure transparency and accountability of elected officials

A bipartisan measure, which would provide the public with easily understandable information regarding an elected official’s financial interests, passed the Illinois Senate unanimously Friday. Senate Bill 1289 provides for greater transparency when dealing with Statements of Economic Interest.

McConchie legislation providing transparency to taxpayers passes Senate

The Illinois Senate has recognized the importance of providing property taxpayers with some practical transparency, said State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods), as it unanimously passed his legislation on Thursday which would clearly outline for taxpayers when they receive a property tax break from their units of local government.

“Taxpayer Bargain” Budget Plan Assigned to Committees

The “Taxpayer Bargain” proposal made a significant step forward this week. Fourteen pieces of the 18-bill package of government reforms and cuts, introduced April 26 by Senators Kyle McCarter and Dan McConchie, have been assigned to seven Senate committees.

Join Sen. McConchie for a Live Teleforum

Want to speak with Sen. McConchie directly? Join him on Wednesday night for his live Teleforum. This is an opportunity for you to ask a state related question, give a concern, or just listen in to the discussion.

‘Taxpayer Bargain’ budget plan moves forward, Legislation filed with State Senate

Eighteen new legislative proposals representing the “Taxpayer Bargain” budget were filed April 26 by State Sens. Kyle McCarter and Dan McConchie.