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Monday, April 25, 2016
Emergency Assistance For Higher Education Passes

Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond), along with members of the Illinois General Assembly, approved bipartisan legislation on Friday to provide $600 million in funding for higher education.     The bill is…


Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Rep. Bourne Commends Decision to Delay Legislative Pay

State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) released the following statement after Comptroller Munger’s decision to delay legislative pay: “With Illinois’ record $8 billion unpaid bill backlog, this is the right thing…


Saturday, April 16, 2016
Winners Of Art Contest Announced

Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) is proud to announce the winners of her annual Art Contest. The Art Contest was open to students in Illinois’ 95th House District and was judged…


Saturday, April 16, 2016
Bourne Creates Youth Trapping License

Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) is sponsoring legislation to create a Youth Trapping License in an effort to promote trapping statewide.  The bill, HB5962, allows residents 18 years old and younger…


Thursday, April 7, 2016
Bourne: Eliminate Lawmakers’ Pensions

State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) is co-sponsoring legislation, House Bill 138, to phase out pensions for the General Assembly.  HB138 would close GARS, General Assembly Retirement System, to State Representatives…


Thursday, April 7, 2016
Bourne Speaks at Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day

Representative Bourne spoke to a crowd of 2nd Amendment supporters who gathered in the Capitol Rotunda for  Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day.   CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO


Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Rep. Bourne Participates in Dedication to a POW/MIA Memorial in the Capitol Rotunda

Monday, March 28, 2016
Reduced Concealed Carry Fees for Veterans

Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) is sponsoring legislation, House Bill 6111, to provide one-half priced concealed carry permit fees for veterans.  The discount will be applied to the cost of new…


Thursday, March 10, 2016
Representative Bourne Joins Local Law Enforcement to Tackle Synthetic Drug Epidemic

Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) has introduced HB 6112 which aims to strengthen and broaden the current ban on synthetic drugs in Illinois. These synthetic drugs, classified as cathinones, more commonly…


Friday, March 4, 2016
Dems Reject Republican Efforts to Stay in Springfield and Avoid Month Long Recess

State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond), furious about the lack of a state budget and seemingly empty session calendar thus far this year, joined fellow House Republicans calling for no adjournment…