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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The 95th District’s Fair Share of Education Funding

There are 16,629 students in the 95th legislative who depend on me to advocate for them at the state capitol. Each one of them deserves the chance to receive a…


Monday, July 24, 2017
Governor Announces Special Session to Address School Funding

Gov. Rauner calls lawmakers back to Springfield Wednesday to take action on education funding bill CHICAGO, IL (July 24, 2017) – Determined to get children back to school on time, Gov. Bruce…


Wednesday, July 12, 2017
District-wide Traveling Office Hours

Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) is hosting traveling office hours throughout the district on Mondays and Fridays from July 21st to July 31st.Traveling office hours are held in an effort to make…


Saturday, July 1, 2017
Conor’s Law Heads to Governor’s Desk

Legislation changing the way intoxicated minors are processed and ultimately released stems from a tragic death of a local young man, Conor Vesper, in 2015.Following his death, family and friends…


Friday, June 30, 2017
“Conor’s Law” Passes Both Houses

Rep. Avery Bourne calls Conor’s Law, SB2285, for a vote on 6/29/17.     The bill creates policy for police officers that will guide them in the processing and eventual release of…


Thursday, June 29, 2017
SJR32-Honoring Pfc. Price

Representative Avery Bourne calls SJR32- Naming Pfc. Gary Wayne Price Memorial Hwy for adoption by the House on 6/29/17. The Resolution was unanimously adopted.


Monday, June 26, 2017
Bourne Pushes Clean Bill for School Funding Reform

Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) is pushing legislation that will pick up where Senate Bill 1 failed downstate school districts, skewing school funding to first drive money to one school district…


Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Bourne Joins Governor’s Call for Unity to End Budget Impasse

Yesterday, Governor Rauner delivered what is deemed to be a historic address at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, calling for unity and bipartisanship from the General Assembly to end…


Thursday, June 15, 2017
Republican Legislators Present Compromise Balanced Budget Plan

House and Senate Republicans held a press conference today tointroduce a package of bills to end the budget impasse. The bills represent a compromise balanced budget and include reforms that…


Thursday, June 1, 2017
Legislative Attempt to Fix School Funding Formula Fails Everyone Except Chicago

My entire time in the General Assembly, I have been working on fixing the school funding formula. What I will not support is a masked effort to rig the school…