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Sunday, November 26, 2017
Education Funding Reform for the 95th District

New education funding that comprehensively changes the way that school districts receive the bulk of state funds was just enacted in Illinois. The new evidence-based funding sends more resources to Illinois’ most…


Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Local Economy Supported When You Shop Small Business Saturday

There are a lot of benefits to shopping local, but the biggest benefit is that for every $100 you spend at a local business, roughly $68 stays in your local…


Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Holiday Office Hours

Happy Thanksgiving! Please note that our Litchfield District Office will be closed Wednesday, November 22 – Friday, November 24 for the holiday.


Monday, November 20, 2017
Bill to Level the Playing Field for Coffeen Power Plant Heard in Committee

During Veto Session, a bill co-sponsored by State Representative Avery Bourne, House Bill 4141, was presented before a Joint House and Senate Energy Committee for consideration. The legislation aims to…


Friday, November 10, 2017
Rep. Bourne Commends Move to Pay Accrued Debt

State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) commends the recent efforts by the Governor and Comptroller to approve and use proceeds from Illinois’ recent General Obligation bond sale to begin paying down…


Monday, October 30, 2017
Budget Out of Balance by $1.7 billion

According to the Office of Management and Budget, the state of Illinois’s fiscal year 2018 budget is out of balance by $1.7 billion. State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond), who voted against…


Monday, October 30, 2017
Gun Control Bill Fails in Illinois House

On Thursday, the Illinois House voted on a piece of legislation labeled by many as a gun control measure. House Bill 4117, would have, among other provisions, outlawed all trigger modification devices…


Saturday, October 14, 2017
Bill to Repeal Taxpayer Funded Abortion

State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) announced on Thursday that she signed on as a co-sponsor of HB 4114. This bill, by prohibiting taxpayer funding of abortion, seeks to reverse key provisions of the…


Thursday, October 12, 2017
FGD Task Force Appointment

House Leader Jim Durkin announced that he is appointing Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) and Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) to fill seats in a recently established task force that seeks to…


Thursday, September 28, 2017
Statement on Governor’s Plan to Sign Abortion Bill into Law

Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) issued the following statement after Governor Rauner’s press conference today announcing that he will sign House Bill 40, making the legislation law.   “Allowing state taxpayer…