Representative Avery Bourne

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Business & Lifestyle

Bourne proposes legislation to repeal the estate tax

LITCHFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) -- Agriculture runs deep in our American heritage and has been a key component of our state’s history. Illinois, with over 72,000 farms that cover 27 million acres, is an agricultural powerhouse that should be recognized and fostered. One crippling challenge for many Illinois farming families is how to pass the farm on to the next generation after the death of the owner. Currently, Illinois’ estate tax law disproportionately impacts small family farms. The value of these farms, […]

todayMarch 4, 2018

Governmental Watchdogs

Avery Bourne hosting open house at new district office

LITCHFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) -- State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) will be holding an open house at her new district office in Litchfield, now located at 207 N. State St., on Monday, October 16 from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. and again from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bourne is inviting constituents from within the district to drop by and meet her and her staff. Coffee and donuts will be provided for the morning guests. In an effort to save taxpayer […]

todaySeptember 22, 2017

Business & Lifestyle

Manar/Bourne: Bipartisanship in General Assembly led to historic landmark school funding reform

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 the single most important bipartisan reform Illinois has seen in decades. As downstate legislators of different political parties, we were proud to work together on […]

todaySeptember 12, 2017 1

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