"The proposed Open Meetings Act improvement inspired by the debacle surrounding the Oakwood Hills power plant has found new life in the final week of the spring legislative session.

... Duffy credited the "hard work and diligence" of House bill author David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, for getting it moved out of subcommittee. Both lawmakers' districts include Oakwood Hills."

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CARY, IL - In response to the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the state’s pension reform legislation, State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) says he is renewing his effort to pass a resolution opposing ongoing attempts to shift education pension costs to local schools.
“I believe the recent ruling from the Supreme Court is likely going to trigger aggressive efforts to shift billions of dollars of education pension costs onto local schools,” McSweeney said. “If these efforts are successful, we would see a massive increase in property taxes and local education cuts. We cannot afford an additional increase in property taxes. This is why I'm taking a strong stand to protect taxpayers by opposing cost shift legislation.”
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In a column for the NW Herald, State Representative David McSweeney makes the case against raising taxes as a way to solve the budget crisis. 

Read the column by Rep McSweeney here