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Saturday, February 2nd, 2019
Rules approved on a partisan vote Tuesday in Illinois House

Every two years, legislative bodies set the rules governing the way they will operate. Throughout the country, there has been a movement to make these rules more transparent, and to…

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
Bourne Appointed to House Leadership Team

 State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) was named today to the role of Assistant Republican Leader for the Illinois House Republican Caucus.  “I’m grateful to House Republican Leader Jim Durkin for…

Friday, December 28th, 2018
253 New Laws Taking Effect January 1, 2019

With the New Year, comes new laws that were passed in the General Assembly and take effect January 1, 2019. Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) sponsored or supported several of the…

Thursday, December 6th, 2018
State Payments Expedited to Taylorville in Wake of Tornado

State Representative Avery Bourne announced that, given the devastation to the area caused by the recent tornadoes and violent storms, the Illinois Comptroller has just released over $200,000 in payments…

Friday, November 2nd, 2018
Graham Correctional Center Receiving Over $2.5 Million for Improvements

State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) is pleased to announce the release of over $2.5 million for two projects at Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro. The work at the prison will…

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
Rep. Bourne Opposing Vehicle Mileage Tax

State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) signed on as Chief Co-Sponsor of House Resolution 766, a resolution that voices opposition to taxing Illinois drivers per mile traveled. HR 766 was filed…

Thursday, August 30th, 2018
Rep. Bourne Applauds Legalized Industrial Hemp-Farm Bureau Supported Agriculture Expansion

Senate Bill 2298, the Industrial Hemp Act, was just signed into law by Governor Rauner. This Act adds Illinois to a growing number of states that permit growth of cannabis…

Monday, August 27th, 2018
New Law Aims to Save Lives by Increasing Marrow Donations

State Representative Avery Bourne co-sponsored legislation that asks the Department of Public Health to develop and distribute information on the need for bone marrow donation and on how to join…

Monday, August 13th, 2018
New Alert for Missing Veterans Becomes Law

Legislation aimed at reducing the suicide rate among veterans was signed into law by Governor Rauner recently. This bill, House Bill 4212, co-sponsored by State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond), adds…

Monday, August 13th, 2018
House Bill 4783 Signed into Law; Creating Combination Youth Hunting and Trapping License

House Bill 4783, which merges two youth Department of Natural Resources issued licenses, was recently signed into law by Governor Bruce Rauner. The new law, sponsored by Representative Avery Bourne…