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Rep. Bourne Calls Out Democrats on their Attempt to Save Face on Crime and Police Legislation
April 5th, 2022
Rep. Bourne Sponsors Bill to Lower Prices at the Gas Pump
March 16th, 2022
Governor Pritzker’s Mask Mandate Rule is Struck Down by Legislative Committee
February 15th, 2022
Bourne Letter to Governor: Unintended consequences of your school mask mandate is doing serious harm
February 10th, 2022
Rep. Bourne: Pritzker’s Budget Address Spends More Than Ever and Relies on Election Year Gimmicks
February 2nd, 2022
VIDEO: Bourne Defends Parental Notification Act
October 28th, 2021
September 3rd, 2021
Amid Silence from Governor, Bourne Again Pushes for Stronger Ethics Bill
August 16th, 2021
August 5th, 2021
July 16th, 2021
Bourne Fights for Fair Maps
May 25th, 2021
Bourne Reacts to Recently Released Legislative Maps
May 24th, 2021
Bourne Announces Winning Artists from Annual Contest
April 21st, 2021
VIDEO: Bourne Details GOP Plan to Reimagine Illinois
March 18th, 2021
House Republicans Launch ‘Reimagine Illinois’ Platform
March 17th, 2021
Student Artists Invited to Participate in Rep. Bourne’s Annual Contest
March 2nd, 2021
Bourne Outraged that Pritzker Signs Bill, Turns his back on Law Enforcement
February 22nd, 2021
Rep. Bourne Reacts to State Budget Proposal
February 17th, 2021
State Rep. Avery Bourne Sworn in to IL House
January 13th, 2021
Democrats on Special Investigating Committee Shut Down House Investigation into Madigan’s Involvement in ComEd Scandal
December 15th, 2020
House Republicans Demand Answers from Pritzker Administration on Continued FOID and CCL Delays
December 9th, 2020
State Rep. Avery Bourne Responds to Arraignment of Four from Madigan’s Inner Circle Indicted in ComEd Bribery Scheme
December 2nd, 2020
Gillespie Coal Museum Receives Building Improvement Grant
November 18th, 2020
House Republicans Demand Governor Call Legislature into Special Session to Collaborate on New COVID-19 Response Policy
November 17th, 2020
Rep. Bourne, House Republicans Demand House Democrats Stand up to Madigan, Corruption
November 10th, 2020
Central Illinois House Republicans demand full transparency regarding data that ties indoor restaurant seating to spike in COVID-19
October 29th, 2020
In Wake of Identified Attempted Voter Fraud, Rep. Bourne Co-Sponsors Legislation to Improve Ballot Integrity
October 26th, 2020
Rep. Avery Bourne Posts Traveling Office Hour Schedule for Remainder of 2020
October 19th, 2020
Rep. Avery Bourne Co-Sponsors Legislation to Assist Families Saddled with Remote Learning Costs
October 9th, 2020
State Rep. Avery Bourne Receives “Friend of Agriculture” Award; Earns Perfect Score on Illinois Farm Bureau Legislative Report Card
September 23rd, 2020
Rep. Avery Bourne Sets Traveling Office Hours for Taylorville, Carlinville
September 22nd, 2020
State Rep. Avery Bourne Named “Champion of Manufacturing” for Support of Illinois Manufacturing Community in 2019-2020
September 21st, 2020
Rep. Avery Bourne to Host Traveling Office Hours in Carlinville
August 28th, 2020
State Representative Avery Bourne Named Champion of Free Enterprise by Illinois Chamber of Commerce
August 17th, 2020
Rep. Avery Bourne Co-Sponsors Resolution to Remove Madigan as Speaker of the House
July 30th, 2020
Rep. Avery Bourne Resumes Traveling Office Hours
July 23rd, 2020
State Rep. Avery Bourne – Madigan Should Resign, Calls for Ethics Reform Special Session
July 21st, 2020
Still Time to Participate in Rep. Avery Bourne’s “Summer Reading Road Trip” Program
July 15th, 2020
Carlinville to Receive $250,000 State Grant for Purchase of Larger Space for Police Department
July 14th, 2020
Bourne: “Increasing taxes on our small businesses is the last thing we should be doing right now”
May 21st, 2020
Rep. Bourne Responds to Governor’s Decision to Withdraw Emergency Rule
May 20th, 2020
Rep. Avery Bourne Shares Goals as Lawmakers Prepare to Return to Legislative Session
May 18th, 2020
House Republicans to Push for a More Localized Approach to Re-opening Illinois’ Economy when Session Reconvenes
May 14th, 2020
Bourne, House Republicans Push Back Against Pritzker’s “Restore Illinois” Plan, Renew Request that Legislature Reconvene
May 6th, 2020
House Republicans Demand More Transparency, Communications from IDOC and Pritzker Administration on Policy Changes
April 27th, 2020
Rep. Avery Bourne Rejects Pritzker “One-Size-Fits-All” Approach to Modified Stay Home Order
April 24th, 2020
State Representative Avery Bourne Petitions Governor to Reopen State Parks and Trails
April 15th, 2020
Bourne Demands Answers as Pritzker Grants Clemency to Convicted Murderers and Releases Over 1,300 Prison Inmates Through Executive Action
April 13th, 2020
Central Illinois Legislators Join Calls for Volunteers for Meals on Wheels, Wellness Checks for Senior Citizens
April 2nd, 2020
Rep. Avery Bourne Urges Small Business Owners and Non-Profits to Assist with Illinois’ Economic Injury Declaration
March 17th, 2020
Reps. Butler, Bourne Call for Audit & Suspension of Automatic Registration after Latest “Error”
March 11th, 2020
Bourne Supports Sheriffs’ Lawsuit to Invalidate Trust Act, Allow Local Law Enforcement to Coordinate with Federal Immigration Officials
March 10th, 2020
IL Census Count Begins This Week
March 10th, 2020
Rep. Avery Bourne Files Bill to Protect Second Amendment Rights
February 26th, 2020
Rep. Bourne Criticizes Pritzker’s Policy to Release Violent Undocumented Immigrant Felons into IL Communities
February 25th, 2020
Representative Avery Bourne Files Bill Package to Protect Downstate Illinois Communities
February 24th, 2020
Bourne Completes Successful Coffee & Conversation Tour
February 21st, 2020
Rep. Avery Bourne, House Republicans Denounce Pritzker Decision to Tie School Funding to Graduated Income Tax Approval
February 20th, 2020
Bourne Responds to Pritzker’s Budget Address: Balance the Budget with No New Taxes
February 19th, 2020
State Rep. Avery Bourne Selected for Service on Qualifications Challenge Committee
February 19th, 2020
Representatives Bourne and Butler Discuss AVR and FOID Card Issues on Springfield Podcast
February 14th, 2020
Rep. Bourne Announces Constituent Coffee Events
February 4th, 2020
Bourne: Governor Needs to Follow Through on Ethics Reform and Fair Map Promises
January 29th, 2020
Rep. Bourne Demands Accountability and Action to PreserveIntegrity of Illinois Elections
January 22nd, 2020
Bourne: Ban State Lawmakers from Simultaneously Serving as Lobbyists
November 4th, 2019
Bourne Reminds Constituents to Be Counted, Becomes Census Champion
October 3rd, 2019
Rep. Bourne Appointed to New Firearm Task Force
October 1st, 2019
Rep. Bourne Named ‘Friend of Infrastructure’
September 5th, 2019
Bourne: Hunting Education a New Option for Local Schools
August 29th, 2019
Rep Bourne’s Seizure Smart Act Coming to Schools
August 28th, 2019
Rep. Bourne Statement on Vistra Closings
August 21st, 2019
Rep. Bourne Backs Workforce Readiness Math Courses in High Schools
July 16th, 2019
Bourne Supports Legislation to Regulate PBMs, Help Local Pharmacies
July 16th, 2019
Bourne Fights to Pass Blue Collar Jobs Act
July 15th, 2019
Rep. Bourne Supports Legislation to Strengthen and Study Scott’s Law
July 15th, 2019
Rep. Avery Bourne Visits Roadwork Site on Old Route 66; Discusses Importance of New Capital Bill
June 14th, 2019
Rep. Bourne Hosting Coffee and Conversations with Constituents
June 12th, 2019
Bourne Votes Against Pay Increase for State Lawmakers
June 7th, 2019
Rep. Bourne Leads the Debate Against Abortion Expansion Legislation
May 29th, 2019
Bourne Votes Against Graduated Income Tax Constitutional Amendment
May 27th, 2019
Rep. Bourne Launches Summer Reading Program
May 23rd, 2019
Rep. Bourne Calls for Bipartisanship on Balanced FY20 Budget with No New Taxes
May 17th, 2019
Rep. Bourne Sets Traveling Office Hours in Taylorville
May 14th, 2019
Rep. Bourne Greets 4-H Students During Annual 4-H Day in Springfield
May 10th, 2019
Bourne Celebrates Tech Day with Students from 95th District
May 8th, 2019
Rep. Bourne to Host Traveling Office Hours in Carlinville on May 7
May 6th, 2019
Bourne Appointed to House Leadership Team
January 16th, 2019
253 New Laws Taking Effect January 1, 2019
December 28th, 2018
State Payments Expedited to Taylorville in Wake of Tornado
December 6th, 2018
Graham Correctional Center Receiving Over $2.5 Million for Improvements
November 2nd, 2018
Rep. Bourne Opposing Vehicle Mileage Tax
September 12th, 2018
Rep. Bourne Applauds Legalized Industrial Hemp-Farm Bureau Supported Agriculture Expansion
August 30th, 2018
New Law Aims to Save Lives by Increasing Marrow Donations
August 27th, 2018
New Alert for Missing Veterans Becomes Law
August 13th, 2018
Rep. Bourne Chosen for ISBE’s Review Panel
July 11th, 2018
Balanced Budget Passes Both Houses
May 31st, 2018
Rep. Bourne Announces 95th District’s Infrastructure Plan
May 29th, 2018
Bill for Back Pay Passes House
May 24th, 2018
Three Opportunity Zones for 95th District Announced
May 18th, 2018
DIPG Awareness Day Bill Now Goes to Governor
May 17th, 2018
Rep. Bourne Meets With Local Pharmacists
May 17th, 2018
Addressing Legislative and Congressional Gerrymandering
April 20th, 2018
Billl Addressing Teacher Shortage Advances
April 17th, 2018
Winners of IL Bicentennial Themed Art Contest
April 11th, 2018
School Districts to Receive Funding Based on Historic New Funding Formula
April 5th, 2018
Resolution Filed Opposing Vehicle Mileage Tax
January 24th, 2018
ICC Holding Hearing in Hillsboro
January 15th, 2018
National Blood Donor Month
January 9th, 2018
Governor Announces Special Session to Address School Funding
July 24th, 2017
Conor’s Law Heads to Governor’s Desk
July 1st, 2017
Bourne Pushes Clean Bill for School Funding Reform
June 26th, 2017
Bourne Joins Governor’s Call for Unity to End Budget Impasse
June 21st, 2017
Republican Legislators Present Compromise Balanced Budget Plan
June 15th, 2017
Legislative Attempt to Fix School Funding Formula Fails Everyone Except Chicago
June 1st, 2017
Bourne’s Bill to Promote Illinois Coal Passes House, Awaits Senate Action
May 25th, 2017
Summer Reading Program Begins
May 25th, 2017
Bourne Seeks Change in Ethics Tests for Lawmakers; Failure Should Not Be an Option
May 13th, 2017
Legislation to Repeal the Estate Tax
May 3rd, 2017
Bill Creating Network to Assist Small Business Passes House
April 21st, 2017
Representatives Urge Comptroller to Make School Payments Top Priority
April 14th, 2017
Bill to Address CNA Shortage Passes House
April 8th, 2017
Rep. Bourne Fights Synthetic Drug Epidemic
March 29th, 2017
Bourne Pushes for Concealed Carry Reciprocity
March 28th, 2017
Bourne Bill for Electronic Hunting Licenses Clears Committee
March 14th, 2017
Bourne Rejects Automatic Pay Increase
March 13th, 2017
House Approves Discount for Volunteer Firefighters’ Tires
February 27th, 2017
Bourne Continues Push for State Employee Pay Legislation
February 16th, 2017
Rep. Bourne Appointed to Key House Committees
February 10th, 2017
Proposed Legislation to Ensure State Worker Pay
February 1st, 2017
Illinois Becomes Purple Heart State
January 19th, 2017
Inauguration of Historic 100th General Assembly
January 12th, 2017
New Laws Taking Effect January 1, 2017
December 29th, 2016
Comptroller Urged To Continue ‘No Budget, No Pay’
December 21st, 2016
Combating the Opioid Epidemic
November 18th, 2016
Litchfield Receives Transportation Grant
October 28th, 2016
Meals On Wheels Serves Community
October 25th, 2016
Rep. Bourne Leads Tour Of Graham Correctional Center
October 21st, 2016
School Funding Reform Commission Making Progress
October 20th, 2016
Illinois Chamber Presents Champion of Free Enterprise Award to Rep. Bourne
October 19th, 2016
Wilsonville Program Receives AT&T’s “Investing in Illinois Award”
October 2nd, 2016
Advisory Committees Aide Legislative Agenda
September 17th, 2016
Rep. Bourne and CUB Host Utility Cost Savings Clinic
September 9th, 2016
Bills To Assist Veterans Become Law
August 26th, 2016
Governor Signs Bourne’s Youth Trapping Bill
August 23rd, 2016
Bourne Joins AG’s Office for Fraud and ID Theft Prevention Seminar
August 23rd, 2016
Gun Suppressors Needed To Protect Hunters
August 15th, 2016
Synthetic Drug Bill Signed Into Law
July 25th, 2016
Bourne Joins Bipartisan Commission to Reform School Funding Formula
July 13th, 2016
Bourne: Auditor General Must Resign
July 11th, 2016
Legislation Honoring Two Local Vietnam Veterans Adopted
July 11th, 2016
Stopgap Funding Plan Approved by Legislature and Governor
July 2nd, 2016
Bourne Pushes To Fund Critical Human Services; Open Schools On Time
June 15th, 2016
Proposed Gun Regulations Too Intrusive
June 9th, 2016
Bourne: No Pay Increase For Legislators
June 1st, 2016
Synthetic Drug Legislation Passes Both Houses Unanimously
May 31st, 2016
Rep. Bourne sends letter to Governor Bruce Rauner and AFSCME requesting both sides to return to the table for thoughtful, good-faith negotiations.
May 27th, 2016
Bourne Wants Answers On Auditor’s Spending
May 10th, 2016
Reducing The Tax Burden On Farmers
May 9th, 2016
Emergency Assistance For Higher Education Passes
April 25th, 2016
Rep. Bourne Commends Decision to Delay Legislative Pay
April 19th, 2016
Bourne Creates Youth Trapping License
April 16th, 2016
Bourne: Eliminate Lawmakers’ Pensions
April 7th, 2016
Representative Bourne Joins Local Law Enforcement to Tackle Synthetic Drug Epidemic
March 10th, 2016
Illinois Themed Art Contest
March 3rd, 2016
Bourne Appointed To Education Task Force
February 24th, 2016
Bourne Takes Aim at Funding Higher Education
January 29th, 2016
Bourne Applauds New Consolidated IT Department
January 26th, 2016
Bourne Co-Sponsors Bill: No Budget, No Pay
January 9th, 2016
Public Hearings Set On Grain Belt Express
July 16th, 2015