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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…


Thursday, May 25, 2017
Bourne’s Bill to Promote Illinois Coal Passes House, Awaits Senate Action

State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) is the Chief Sponsor of House Bill 3656 that seeks to increase the use of Illinois coal. The bill creates a task force to study…


Thursday, May 25, 2017
Summer Reading Program Begins

State Representative Avery Bourne(R-Raymond) is challenging local kindergarten through fifth-grade students to complete her reading program to earn a free ice cream with the Representative at the end of summer….


Saturday, May 13, 2017
Bourne Seeks Change in Ethics Tests for Lawmakers; Failure Should Not Be an Option

Currently, Illinois lawmakers are required to test their knowledge of ethics laws annually by taking an ethics exam – the kicker though, they’re allowed to fail every question. State Representative…


Monday, May 8, 2017
Rep. Bourne: School Funding Reform Needed Now

State Rep. Avery Bourne today released the following statement on school funding reform upon the House’s return to Springfield for the final month of the spring legislative session:   For…


Thursday, May 4, 2017
Free Shred Event to Prevent Identity Theft and Fraud

Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) and First National Bank of Litchfield are partnering to host a free shred event at her district office on Saturday, June 10th.  The event will take…


Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Legislation to Repeal the Estate Tax

Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) is sponsoring legislation to help local farm families by repealing the estate and inheritance taxes paid on land transfers upon death.  The legislation, House Bill 432,…


Friday, April 21, 2017
Bill Creating Network to Assist Small Business Passes House

The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) operates several Small Business Development Centers around the state to provide information, training, and resources for start-ups and existing small businesses. Recently,…


Friday, April 14, 2017
Representatives Urge Comptroller to Make School Payments Top Priority

State Representative Avery Bourne joined fifteen of her colleagues from the Illinois House of Representatives calling for Comptroller Susana Mendoza to pay Illinois school districts with the almost $600 million…


Saturday, April 8, 2017
Bill to Address CNA Shortage Passes House

In response to the national nursing shortage, and in particular the need for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) at assisted living facilities, Representative Bourne (R-Raymond) has proposed legislation to allow CNA’s…