State Representative 52nd District

David McSweeney

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Costello stands with taxpayers, signs resolution opposing progressive income tax

April 27, 2018 Austin Berg Calls to protect Illinoisans from a progressive income tax are now coming from both sides of the aisle in Springfield.   

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Rep. McSweeney: High taxes are driving people out of Illinois

April 27, 2018 David McSweeney If I have heard it once, I have it heard dozens of times. The conversation or correspondence usually goes something like this. “David, Illinois is a lost cause. We are putting our house up for sale and moving. We can’t afford to live in Illinois any longer.”

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Clock is ticking on federal funds for Quincy Veterans Home, McSweeney says

April 26, 2018 Angela Underwood Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) insisted Gov. Bruce Rauner contact President Donald Trump about $265 million in funding to build new facilities and renovate older ones at the Quincy Veterans Home.

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Op-Ed: The bipartisan bullies of township government

April 26, 2018 Austin Berg A great deal of what’s wrong in Illinois government can be explained by a socioeconomic theory called “concentrated benefits and diffuse costs.” What does that mean?

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Northern IL County Could Abolish Townships

April 21, 2018 By Cole Lauterbach  One Illinois county is a step closer to giving voters the power to abolish townships.

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EDITORIAL: Most folks don’t enjoy automatic pay hikes — and neither should legislators

April 20, 2018 Sun Times Editorial Board When Illinois legislators want to give themselves raises, they should have the guts to take a vote on that every single time.

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Rep. David McSweeney's township bill passes Illinois House, 80-22

April 18, 2018 By ED KOMENDA A proposed bill sponsored by State Rep. David McSweeney that could give township boards in McHenry County the power to put a consolidation referendum on an election ballot with a majority vote has passed the Illinois House.

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Our view: Support McSweeney's bill to make it easier to consolidate townships

April 12, 2018 Northwest Herald Editorial Board It should be easier to consolidate governments in Illinois. That’s why we support a recently proposed bill backed by State Rep. David McSweeney that could give township boards in McHenry County the power to put a consolidation referendum on an election ballot.

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McSweeney proposes measure to keep guns away from those with mental illness

March 29, 2018 By Chacour Koop Illinois police officers could take guns away from people deemed to be a danger to themselves or others under legislation sponsored by a Barrington Hills Republican.

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Our View: McSweeney's sexual harassment and discrimination transparency bill a positive step

March 17, 2018 Northwest Herald Editorial Board Sexual harassment and discrimination claims against public officials should not be handled privately.

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