Savanna…State Representative Tony McCombie (IL-71st) will be hosting traveling office hours at the Erie Fire Station on March 6th.

“Serving constituents’ needs is one of my main goals as State Representative.” said Rep. McCombie. “I look forward to hearing from the people in Erie.”

Rep. McCombie’s traveling office hours will be held on March 6, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Erie Fire Station located at 807 9th Ave, Erie, IL 61250.

If you live in the area and have concerns, suggestions or problems related to state government, residents are encouraged to stop by and talk with a representative from Rep. McCombie’s office. McCombie held traveling office hours in Coal Valley today, and will also hold traveling office hours in Colona, Moline, and Morrison in March.

Constituents may also schedule an appointment by calling (815) 632-7384.


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SPRINGIELD… State Representative Tony McCombie (IL-71st) today released the following response after attending the Budget Address given by Governor Rauner to a joint session of the General Assembly:

“I continue to be optimistic that the General Assembly can work together, compromise and pass a balanced budget. Only through a balanced budget can we ensure our schools have the funding they need to educate the next generation, the most vulnerable are able to access the care that they need, our transportation infrastructure is properly maintained, and our past due bills get paid,” said McCombie. “Today, I urge my colleagues to join me in working together to change the course of Illinois to move us forward instead of backwards.” 


Residents of the 71st District can contact Rep. McCombie during the spring legislative session at her website at www.repmccombie.com or by calling her legislative office at (815) 632-7384. 

SPRINGIELD…State Representative Tony McCombie (IL-71st) this week filed House Bill 2834, to promote job creation, and House Bill 2894, to protect seniors from property tax increases.

HB 2834 will ensure the EDGE tax credit, which has been used to create 8,100 jobs in the last two years, remains in place for businesses of all sizes looking to expand in Illinois.

“The EDGE Tax Credit has proven it can be successful for both Illinois’ workers and businesses.” said McCombie, “If this credit is allowed to expire Illinois will lose one of its biggest competitive advantages when it comes to job creation to other states such as Iowa.”

HB 2894 amends the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption (SCAFHE) by giving property tax relief to senior citizens by conservatively increasing the income threshold needed to freeze property taxes from $55,000 to $60,000.  
 
“Every day senior citizens on fixed incomes are asked to do more with less.” said McCombie, “This bill will ensure property taxes don’t continue to increase on those who can least afford it.”

Residents of the 71st District can learn more about all legislation sponsored by Rep. McCombie during the spring legislative session at her website at www.repmccombie.com or calling her legislative office at (815) 632-7384.
 

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Savanna…State Representative Tony McCombie (IL-71st) will be hosting traveling office hours in Coal Valley on February 21st.

“As State Representative one of my main goals is to serve my constituents,” said Rep. McCombie. “I look forward to hearing the unique concerns of constituents in the Coal Valley area.”

Rep. McCombie’s traveling office hours will be held on February 21, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Coal Valley Village Hall located at 900 1st Street, Coal Valley, IL 61240. 

If you live in the area and have concerns, suggestions or problems related to state government, residents are encouraged to stop by and talk with a representative from Rep. McCombie’s office. McCombie held traveling office hours on Feb. 7th in Rock Falls and will continue to hold traveling office hours in communities across the district to hear the needs of constituents.

Constituents may schedule an appointment by calling (815) 632-7384.


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SAVANNA… State Rep. Tony McCombie (IL-71st) today announced that she has received her committee appointments for the 100th General Assembly.

The six committee appointments for Rep. McCombie include Transportation: Roads and Bridges, Business and Occupational Licenses, Tourism, Business Incentives for Local Communities, Cities and Villages, and Elementary and Secondary Education: Curriculum and Policies.

“I am very happy with my appointments and anxious to meet the other members and get to work right away.” said Rep. McCombie, “Each of these committees will be focusing on issues of great importance to the people of the 71st District. I will use my voice on these committees to advocate for policies that will foster economic growth for the district, such as improving our transportation infrastructure, providing incentives to encourage businesses to invest in our local communities, helping to find more efficient ways for the State to interact with local municipalities, and better preparing our K-12 students for their future endeavors.”

Residents of the 71st District can learn more about legislation sponsored by Rep. McCombie during the Spring legislative session at her website at www.repmccombie.com.

 

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State Rep. Tony McCombie Files First Bill to Ensure Local Tax Dollars Collected by the State Return to the Community Faster
 
Springfield…. State Representative Tony McCombie (IL-71st) today announced that she has filed her first piece of legislation to be considered by the Illinois House of Representatives. According to Rep. McCombie, “this bill will alleviate a hardship for cash strapped municipalities as they continue to operate during the budget impasse.”

McCombie’s bill, House Bill 617, designed to help local governments receive tax dollars faster from the state. The legislation will establish a continuing appropriation for the State and Local Sales Tax Reform Fund, the Motor Fuel Tax Fund, the State Gaming Fund, the Local Government Video Gaming Distributive Fund, and the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund.

“This common sense legislation will allow communities to receive the revenues that rightfully belong to them so that they can continue to operate during budgets stalemate and beyond.” McCombie said, “As a former mayor I truly understand how important it is that communities receive their funds in a timely manner so they can best serve their residents and local businesses.”

HB 617 is currently in the House Rules Committee and is waiting to be assigned for consideration by a committee. The bill has twenty-two co-sponsors and broad bipartisan support.


 
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