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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…


Thursday, March 3, 2016
Illinois Themed Art Contest

Representative Avery Bourne is holding an art contest for kindergarten through 8thgrade students throughout the district.  The contest kicks off today and the deadline for entry is March 31st with…


Friday, February 26, 2016
Tour of GSI

State Rep. Avery Bourne joined the IMA for a tour of GSI (Grain Systems Inc.) in Assumption this morning.  In the attached photo GSI V.P. and IMA board member Brian…


Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Bourne Appointed To Education Task Force

Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) was recently appointed to the Education Funding Task Force which held their first meeting in Springfield. The newly formed task force is a bipartisan effort to…


Friday, January 29, 2016
Bourne Takes Aim at Funding Higher Education

Litchfield… Today, State Rep. Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) joined in sponsoring legislation aimed at finding a way to fund colleges and universities in Illinois that’s fiscally possible in the midst of…


Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Bourne Applauds New Consolidated IT Department

State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) applauded Governor Bruce Rauner’s actions to create the new Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT). The agency will transform the state’s information technology functions…


Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Bourne Honors Young Hero

Rep. Bourne filed legislation, House Resolution 916, honoring Kenneth Hobson for saving his family from a fire.  She also filed House Resolution 915 honoring the Raymond-Harvel Fire Department.  Bourne presented Kenneth…


Saturday, January 9, 2016
Bourne Co-Sponsors Bill: No Budget, No Pay

Litchfield… State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) is co-sponsoring legislation that would deny lawmakers their paychecks if there is no balanced budget. The State of Illinois is currently in its seventh…