With less than a week left until the State of Illinois begins its second year without a budget, Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) and her colleagues are calling for a vote on legislation that will allow schools to open on time in the fall and fund critical human service programs. House Republicans have proposed two bills, House Bill 6583 and House Bill 6585, both of which are stopgap, fully funded, bills to provide stability to Illinois.

Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) stands in opposition to a bill making its way through the Illinois General Assembly. The legislation, HB1016, is an attempt by anti-gun groups to erode the 2nd Amendment by placing numerous regulations and high costs on gun retailers.

In an attempt to prevent automatic pay raises from taking effect, Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) sponsored House Bill 6584.  The bill would prevent legislators from receiving their automatic 1.7% cost of living adjustment (COLA) for the Fiscal Year, a savings of $209,000.