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Budget bully? GOP accuses Pritzker of holding ‘funding to our schools hostage’ to income tax plan

February 20, 2020

Budget bully? GOP accuses Pritzker of holding ‘funding to our schools hostage’ to income tax plan

SPRINGFIELD — When J.B. Pritzker ran for office in 2018, his campaign criticized then Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner for “delaying funding for schools” — but on Thursday Republicans got their turn. House GOP leaders accused the Democratic governor of withholding school funding dollars for political reasons. “This bullying tactic to hold funding to our schools…

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‘That is wrong’: Pregnant Illinois state rep blasts radical abortion bill

May 31, 2019

‘That is wrong’: Pregnant Illinois state rep blasts radical abortion bill

Illinois state representative Avery Bourne gave an impassioned appeal against the proposed Reproductive Health Act in the Illinois General Assembly Tuesday as the Illinois House was poised to pass the radical abortion bill. Bourne, who is herself expecting a baby in July, displayed emotion and gave personal witness when depicting the risk to unborn life…

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Bourne, Manar: School funding reform compromise benefits Illinois’ children

September 12, 2017

Bourne, Manar: School funding reform compromise benefits Illinois’ children

Educating children should be a bipartisan issue. Two weeks ago in the General Assembly, it finally was. After years of working on this issue and months of intense negotiations, the General Assembly passed a landmark school funding reform law that fundamentally will transform the way Illinois funds its schools. This once-in-a-generation school funding legislation is…

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Bourne’s bill combating synthetic drug epidemic becomes law

September 10, 2017

Bourne’s bill combating synthetic drug epidemic becomes law

State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) has aggressively been pursuing legislation to curb the synthetic drug problems facing central Illinois. Her latest bill, House Bill 2534, crafted in conjunction with the Illinois State Police, was just signed into law by Governor Rauner. Representative Bourne’s bill amends the Illinois Controlled Substances Act by adding and updating new…

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Bourne’s bill stopping legislative pay increases becomes law

July 27, 2017

Bourne’s bill stopping legislative pay increases becomes law

SPRINGFIELD – House Bill 643, Co-Sponsored by Representative Avery Bourne, was signed into law on Wednesday by Governor Bruce Rauner. The bill stops the automatic legislative pay increase scheduled to take effect at the beginning of the fiscal year. In a previous General Assembly, a law was passed that automatically gave legislators an annual raise….

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