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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