August 5, 2016

Morrison: Governor’s veto hurts seniors and people with disabilities

DEERFIELD, IL – State Senator Julie Morrison, Chair of the Illinois General Assembly’s Special Needs caucus, expressed frustration over Governor Rauner’s veto of legislation (HB4351) that would have protected seniors and people with disabilities. The bill legislatively kept the determination of need (DON) score threshold low. The DON score determines how much state aid seniors and individual with disabilities can …

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July 20, 2016

Morrison disappointed by Circuit Court decision on Independent Maps Initiative

DEERFIELD – Senator Julie Morrison expressed her disappointment in today’s Cook County Circuit Court ruling that the Independent Maps initiative did not meet the constitutional requirements for a referendum question in November. This grass roots effort was signed by over 500,000 Illinois Residents. “There needs to be a change,” said Senator Julie Morrison. “The status quo, having elected officials draw …

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July 19, 2016

State Senator Wants Illinois To Allow Local Assault Weapon Bans

CHICAGO (CBS) — A north suburban state lawmaker is moving forward with her push to get the state to allow local governments to decide if they want to ban assault weapons. State Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) said, based on the past two months alone, with the destruction wrought across the U.S. by assault weapons, local communities have to be given …

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July 11, 2016

Morrison calls bipartisan stopgap budget model for future consensus

DEERFIELD – After almost a full year without of budget, the governor and legislative leaders agreed to an eighteen month spending package that appropriates funds for FY16 and the first six months of FY17. Senator Julie Morrison advocated for continued consensus building. “This is the beginning of progress,” said Senator Julie Morrison. “I hope that this process can be the …

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June 28, 2016

Senator Julie Morrison Launches Re-election Bid

Deerfield – Senator Julie Morrison officially kicked off her re-election campaign for State Senator of the 29th District this weekend at her campaign office on Lake Cook Road in Deerfield. Morrison was surrounded by friends, family, and fifty supporters as she announced the start of her campaign. Senator Morrison explained, “We need people who are dedicated and serious about working …

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June 21, 2016

Let local communities ban assault weapons

Over the last few days, all Americans have been confronted with the tragedy in Orlando. The mass slaughtering of defenseless citizens should sadden and scare, but also enrage each one of us. Aurora, Newtown, San Bernardino. Now add Orlando. Before we simply shake our heads, wring our hands, and go on about our lives, let’s do something — right here …

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June 21, 2016

Bills would give voters say over township, road district consolidation

Two state Senate bills from Lake County legislators are among the latest suggestions in the continuing debate on consolidating government services to save money. The main element in the proposals by Democratic state Sens. Melinda Bush of Grayslake and Julie Morrison of Deerfield to consolidate or dissolve townships and road districts would allow entities the choice to pursue that route …

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June 21, 2016

Illinois bills would limit mentally ill from owning guns

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois’ ability to keep guns out of the hands of people who are mentally ill or pose a danger would be strengthened under several proposals in the General Assembly, but the ideas have raised concerns among gun rights advocates. Some of the Democrat-sponsored plans would remove a person’s right to hold a Firearm Owners Identification card, which …

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June 21, 2016

State Smokes Out A New E-Cig Law

Decatur, IL – A new law in Illinois is targeting minors with electronic cigarettes or,”E-cigs”. Anyone under the age of eighteen who is caught with an E-Cig after June 1st, 2016 will be subject to a fine of $25.00 or 15 hours of of community service for the first violation. The maximum penalty is a $100.00 fine and 30 hours …

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