Rep. Tony McCombie

Rep. McCombie to Host Traveling Office Hours in Morrison and Fulton

Savanna — State Representative Tony McCombie, R-71, Savanna, will be hosting traveling office hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, March 20, at the Whiteside County Farm Bureau, 100 E Knox St. in Morrison, and  from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 3, at Krumpets Bakery, 1016 4th St. in Fulton.

“Government works better when residents inform their elected leaders of issues affecting them,” said McCombie. “I look forward to meeting with and addressing the concerns of the constituents across Whiteside County.”

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 Rep. McCombie or her staff.

McCombie 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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McCombie’s nuclear power bill approved in committee

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SPRINGFIELD — Legislation introduced by state Rep. Tony McCombie, R-71, Savanna, enabling construction on existing nuclear power plants, has passed unanimously out of the House Energy Committee.

Since 1987, Illinois law has prohibited the construction of new nuclear plants as well as any necessary improvements on existing plants. McCombie’s district includes Exelon’s Quad Cities Generating Station north of Cordova.

HB 3657 enables nuclear plants to obtain approval from the Illinois Commerce Commission and the Federal Government to ensure proposed construction improvements are safe, necessary and affordable for consumers.

“This bill lifts the moratorium on nuclear plants to empower them to improve their facilities if the construction project is deemed necessary to provide adequate, reliable and efficient service to its customers,” said McCombie.

“The bill helps the state’s current six nuclear power plants, including the plant in Cordova, better serve the public,” she said. “It also provides protections for customers by ensuring new construction projects are the least-cost means of satisfying the service needs of its customers.”

HB 3657 passed 11-0 in the House Energy Committee and now heads to the full House floor for debate.

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