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Monday, March 30, 2015
OP-ED: Illinois Needs Long-Term Solutions to Pension Crisis

Illinois’ budget troubles cannot be understated. The state’s daunting $110 billion unfunded pension obligation severely limits the state’s ability to meet its annual education, public safety, transportation, and Medicaid costs,…


Monday, March 16, 2015
The Morrison Memo: March 16, 2015

Spring Session Well Underway in SpringfieldThe General Assembly is fast-approaching the midway point of the 2015 Spring Session. The bill filing deadline was Friday, February 27, and by the close…


Thursday, March 12, 2015
Morrison Bill to Increase Frequency of Pension System Actuarial Studies Passes Unanimously in IL House

A bill that would increase the frequency of actuarial reviews of the State’s five public pension systems was approved unanimously in the Illinois House on Thursday. According to the bill’s…


Tuesday, February 10, 2015
The Morrison Memo: February 10, 2015

State of the State Address Takes Aim at Laws that Swell Taxes, Government Spending Last week, on Wednesday, February 4, Governor Bruce Rauner presented his first State of the State…


Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Representative Tom Morrison Responds to Governor Rauner’s State of the State Address

In response to Governor Bruce Rauner’s State of the State Address on Wednesday, State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) has issued the following statement: “I thought Governor Rauner did a nice…


Monday, February 2, 2015
Rep. Morrison to Serve as Republican Spokesman of Three Influential House Committees

A strong advocate for pension reform in Illinois, State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) has been selected to serve as the Republican Spokesman for the House Personnel & Pensions Committee. “Real…


Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Many New Laws to Affect Businesses in 2015

The Illinois General Assembly approved several bills in 2014 that will add new regulations to businesses. While some of the bills that were approved and signed into law have merit,…


Monday, January 5, 2015
Drivers to See Many New Transportation Laws in 2015

Of the 200+ new laws that will take effect on Thursday of this week, several will affect drivers and the transportation industry. The new laws include: PA 98-1074 (HB 5326)…


Friday, January 2, 2015
Many New Laws Affecting State/Local Government to Take Effect on January 1

Many bills were approved in 2014 and affect units of state and local government. As of January 1, 2015, the following bills will be in effect: PA 98-0894 (HB 4208)…


Wednesday, December 31, 2014
New Laws Will Effect Military/Veterans in 2015

In 2014, the General Assembly approved several bills to assist our veterans, the military, and their families. Those bills were signed into law and include: PA 98-0879 (SB 3255) Eases…