Monday, April 22nd, 2019
Giving Schools Flexibility to Hire Resource Officers

In response to an increase in school violence and shootings, State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) co-sponsored legislation in the Illinois House that would provide school districts with additional flexibility to…

Friday, April 12th, 2019
Bourne’s Bill Increases Penalties for Texting While Driving Resulting in Bodily Harm

Assistant House Minority Leader Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) is hoping to make drivers think twice before picking up their phone while driving. She has co-sponsored legislation, House Bill 2386, in response…

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019
Rep. Bourne Passes Adam’s Law in Illinois House

Upon the passage of House Bill 1455, Assistant House Minority Leader Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) issued this statement: “Today, the Illinois House of Representatives passed House Bill 1455 which will be…

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
Submitting an Online Witness Slip

Would you like to give an opinion on a certain bill moving through the Legislature right now? The following information will tell you how to submit a witness slip stating…

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
Bourne Co-Sponsoring Bill to Protect Law-Abiding Gun Dealers

Governor Pritzker’s recently signed Senate Bill 337, the Gun Dealer Licensing bill which places strong regulations and double licensing on businesses who sell firearms. The proponents of the legislation argued…

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
Pritzker’s Unfair Tax Hike on Illinois Working Families

State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) joined her colleagues in the Illinois House Republicans in filling legislation, House Resolution 153, stating their united opposition to Governor Pritzker’s proposal of a graduated…

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
Bourne Disappointed in Governor’s Budget Address

Today Governor Pritzker delivered his first Budget Address laying out his priorities for state spending over the next fiscal year. Included in his budget address are billions of dollars of…

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
District-wide Traveling Office Hours

Representative Avery Bourne is hosting Traveling Office Hours throughout the district from March 26th through March 29th. Rep. Bourne will be in Springfield for session this week so she will…

Friday, February 15th, 2019
Bourne Opposes $15 Mimimum Wage Hike

Just two weeks into session, Illinois Democrats passed an 82% minimum wage hike that will eliminate job opportunities and cost Illinois taxpayers at least $1 billion annually once it is…

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…

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