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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