Morrison Looks Ahead to Fiscal Reforms in 102nd General Assembly

SPRINGFIELD—Today at the Springfield inauguration ceremony for the 102nd General Assembly, State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) was sworn into office to serve the 54th Legislative District. For this new term in office, the Palatine Republican will continue to serve suburban Cook County.

Representative Morrison acknowledged the difficult road that lies ahead as the General Assembly looks to begin this New Year working through the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the constraints of these circumstances, the Representative is looking ahead to backing productive, bipartisan legislation to accomplish important fiscal reforms, a balanced state budget, and reducing the ever-growing property tax burden on Illinois residents.

“Our fiscal issues seem to be never ending in Illinois,” said Morrison. “Today, when we start fresh with a new General Assembly, the old issues Illinois has had with high property tax burdens, growing state debt and unfunded pension obligations won’t magically disappear. There is a lot of hard work and difficult decisions that need to be made to put Illinois on a better path forward, and I am looking forward to being a part of those solutions.”

As the legislative year progresses, Representative Morrison encourages constituents to voice their concerns to him by contacting his District Office in Palatine by phone at (847) 202-6584 or email

“The legislative process requires input from constituents, and although we very much are in the middle of a global pandemic, I still want to hear from local residents on their questions and concerns about legislation we will be debating in Springfield,” continued Morrison.