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Jul 18, 2018

Rep. McCombie Helps to Position WIU for the the Future

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Western Illinois University is making investments in its academic programs and service operations that will keep Western on the leading edge and position the institution for growth. “Two years ago, we established the President’s Executive Institute to signify that we will be an innovative and forward-thinking institution that is on the cutting……

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Jun 18, 2018

Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge Plaque Unveiled

Savanna…State Representative Tony McCombie (IL-71st) joined Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, former NASA Astronaut Capt. Daniel C. Brandenstein, former NASA Astronaut Brigadier General Robert L. Stewart, as well as numerous members of Captain Dale Gardner’s family including his daughter Lisa Gardner Hoefler for the dedication of the Dale Gardner Veteran’s Memorial Bridge and plaque unveiling. “What……

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May 31, 2018

Rep. McCombie Votes YES on Balanced Budget

Springfield – State Rep. Tony McCombie (IL-71) released the following statement after voting in favor of the first truly balanced budget since 2001 which passed with broad bipartisan support: When I first took the oath of office, January of last year I asked members of the General Assembly to respectfully come together, consider each other’s……

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Oct 11, 2016

McCombie on Mediacom Newseleaders

Candidate for State Representative in Illinois’ 71st Legislative District, Tony McCombie, was interviewed on Mediacom Newsleaders with Kelli Grubbs. McCombie was enthusiastic in her detailed description on how she would work to fix the fiscal issues that our state currently faces. “It’s okay to disagree, but we always talk,” she had to say when asked about the……

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Sep 30, 2016

McCombie Named to RSLC’s “16 in ’16: Races to Watch” List

SAVANNA, IL – A close race for IL-71st State Representative has garnered national attention. This week Mayor Tony McCombie was named to the latest round of the Republican State Leadership Committee’s (RSLC) “16 in ’16: Races to Watch” list, which recognizes the RSLC’s Future Majority Project (FMP) and Right Women, Right Now (RWRN) candidates who are identified……

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Aug 10, 2016

Q-C Republicans call for term limits, re-districting reform (Dispatch/Argus)

“Career politicians have made a mess in Springfield,” Ms. McCombie said. MOLINE — State Sen. Neil Anderson and Republican legislative candidates Tony McCombie and Daniel Swanson said Wednesday Illinois needs term limits and changes to how legislative districts are drawn. Regardless of party, people want changes to the length of terms in office and to……

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Jul 20, 2016

McCombie recognized for volunteerism, gavel passed to Meyer (Prairie Advocate)

SAVANNA — The Rotary Club of Savanna recently named Tony McCombie as its 2016 Service Above Self recipient. “The award recognizes an individual from the Savanna area for their volunteer work to make a positive change for others and our community,” said Rotarian JoEllen McCaskey She is involved in several local projects and committees, such……

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Jun 26, 2016

Children of Illinois – and their futures – need to become a priority (Rock Island Today)

Savanna Mayor and state House candidate Tony McCombie has looked at the May unemployment numbers for Illinois and finds them wanting. The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.4 percent, down from 6.6 percent in April, but it is still the highest rate among the Midwest and second highest in the nation, with Alaska having a……

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Jun 22, 2016

Smiddy: Rauner’s stopgap budget falls short (Prairie Advocate)

McCombie, his opponent in fall: We have serious problems in Illinois’ MOLINE – State Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale, stood with local service providers and educators Thursday to highlight where Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed stop-gap budget proposal falls short, namely through massive cuts to services for the frail elderly, disabled children and cancer screenings for women….…

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Jun 17, 2016

McCombie condemns Madigan’s unwillingness to reach budget resolution (Rock Island Today)

Republican candidate Tony McCombie, running for a House seat in District 71 of Rock Island, sharply derided Speaker Mike Madigan’s recent session suspension, stating that his constituents are “suffering” from the lack of Illinois’ budget resolution. “Yesterday, Speaker Madigan cancelled another scheduled House session,” McCombie said via her Facebook page. “These sessions are an opportunity……

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