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State Representative Avery Bourne (R-Raymond) left Governor Bruce Rauner’s budget address last week feeling encouraged about the future of the state budget. Bourne mentioned several of the Governor’s budget proposals, and has said she’s looking forward to working on them in the General Assembly.


Bourne discussed the Governor saying he’s willing to work with the budget compromise that’s being crafted in the Senate, and that she’s hopeful the house can as well.



Representative Bourne also addressed some of the investments the Governor talked about in his address, saying she’s looking forward to getting to work on them.



The state budget remains as one of the biggest issues the state faces, with the current budget impasse reaching it’s second year, and the state’s backlog of bills climbing over 11 billion dollars.

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