McCombie cheers collaboration on state procurement streamlining
Collaboration can bring about important change, Rep. Tony McCombie (R-Savanna) said recently, pointing to the enactment of Senate Bill 8, legislation she co-sponsored that reforms and simplifies the state procurement process, according to a press release.
“SB8 streamlines our purchasing process by eliminating unnecessary costs in our procurement code to save taxpayers money,” McCombie said in the release. “This reform is an example of what can be accomplished when there is collaboration in Springfield.”
SB8 garnered the support of a range of lawmakers and organizations, including representatives and senators from both sides of the aisle, numerous state universities and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. The law changes the state procurement process to remove red tape and create a smoother experience for both the state and vendors, McCombie said.
“The legislature must aggressively work together on common sense structural reforms to promote stability and revitalize our business community,” McCombie said, according to the release. “I will continue to push for reforms that will lower property taxes, lower workers compensation rates, improve our transportation infrastructure, and support growth incentives like the EDGE and River’s Edge tax credits."