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‘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.

Senate passes legislation that allows for multi-year vehicle registration

On April 26, the Senate unanimously approved legislation sponsored by State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) that would provide an owner of a vehicle the option to register their vehicle for up to five years, instead of the current practice of registering a vehicle every year.

License plate accessibility symbol bill passes the Senate unanimously

On April 25, legislation sponsored by State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) that allows those with disabilities to get the accessibility symbol on a regular or specialty plate passed unanimously in the Senate.

GOP Senators unveil ‘Taxpayer Bargain’

In an attempt to end Illinois’ longest-ever budget stalemate, Republican State Senators Kyle McCarter and Dan McConchie unveiled a multi-point ‘Taxpayer Bargain’ plan for a balanced state budget Tuesday, April 4. The Fiscal Year 2018 plan includes a mix of traditional money management principles and new ideas.

Legislation would make it easier for voters to reduce their property tax rate

Taxpayers should be able to more easily reduce their property tax burden, said State Sen. Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods), which is why he has filed an amendment to Senate Bill 1075 that would make it easier for taxpayers to rein in their property taxes.

McConchie talks policy with TeenPact students

Senator Dan McConchie (Hawthorne Woods) spoke with TeenPact students about the legislative process during the group’s recent trip to the Illinois Statehouse.

McConchie legislation would help taxpayers know when local governments cut their property tax bill

State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) has sponsored practical transparency legislation that would clearly outline for taxpayers when they receive a property tax break from their units of local government.

McConchie sponsors legislation following court ruling on legislator pay

In response to a recent court ruling authorizing the prioritization of state legislators’ pay over other outstanding obligations, State Senator Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) immediately filed an amendment to Senate Bill 0989 that would allow greater discretion when issuing salary payments for members of the General Assembly. McConchie said this would allow Illinois’ other fiscal obligations to be prioritized over legislators and Executive Branch officers pay.

McConchie welcomes high school students to Capitol to take part in state government

High school students from across the 26th Senate District traveled to the Capitol March 15 to take part in state government and the legislative process as part of State Senator Dan McConchie’s (R-Hawthorn Woods) Youth Advisory Council.

School Funding Update

Governor Bruce Rauner formed a new commission last summer which was tasked with recommending a comprehensive solution to reform Illinois’ school funding formula. This commission has recently submitted their recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly. This report is currently being used as a guide to form new legislation that will revamp the current school funding formula.

Visit Sen. McConchie on March 11th

Senator McConchie will be attending this year's Business and Community Expo hosted by the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce. Sen. McConchie is encouraging the public to stop by his booth where he'll be available to answer all your questions.

Sen. McConchie reacts to the State Budget Address

State Sen. Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) joined fellow legislators in the chamber of the House of Representatives on February 15 to listen to Gov. Bruce Rauner address the people of Illinoi

Sen. McConchie: Any ‘grand bargain’ budget deal must start with cutting spending

"Unfortunately, the 'Grand Bargain' negotiations in the Illinois Senate, designed to solve our budget crisis, started in the wrong place. It started with assuming we should dramatically raise taxes by $6 billion before we cut spending. I firmly disagree.

Sen. McConchie: Education funding framework ensures strong education for every child

The Illinois School Funding Reform Commission approved a framework and presented its recommendations today for the General Assembly to create a new school funding formula.

Sen. McConchie reacts to the State of the State Address