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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…


Thursday, January 7, 2016
New Laws Take Effect in 2016

The Mount Olive Herald’s article


Wednesday, December 30, 2015
237 New Laws to Take Effect January 1

Please click the links below for either a brief review or a full listing of all 237 new laws that will take effect in Illinois beginning January 1, 2016. Several of…


Thursday, July 16, 2015
Public Hearings Set On Grain Belt Express

Illinois’ Commerce Commission (ICC) has set public hearings before commissioners consider whether to approve a Houston, Texas energy company’s $2.2 billion wind-power transmission line project.  The line’s proposed course would…


Friday, April 17, 2015
Bourne Legislation Creates Low Cost Hunting Licenses

House Bill 3749 provides that starting with the 2016 License year, veterans will be eligible for a lifetime fishing license, lifetime hunting license and lifetime sportsmen’s combination license for half…