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Monday, April 4, 2016
EDITORIAL: Bi-Partisan Legislation Provides Compromise for Bathroom/Locker Room Use at Schools

By State Rep. Tom Morrison and State Rep. Mary Flowers It may surprise many parents and students to learn that schools are now granting students access to restrooms and locker…


Monday, March 21, 2016
The Morrison Memo: March 21, 2016

Record Number of Illinois Voters Participate in Primary Election Illinoisans came out in large numbers last Tuesday to have their voices heard in the March 15 Primary Election. Early voting…


Monday, March 14, 2016
VIDEO: Rep. Morrison Talks about MAP Grant Funding and False Hope Provided to Students

arlier this month Representative Tom Morrison spoke on camera about legislation that was debated on the House Floor in Springfield. MAP grant funding for low-income Illinoisans was a topic a…


Thursday, March 3, 2016
Rep. Morrison on Unsuccessful SB 2043 Veto Override: We Cannot Provide Students who Rely on MAP Grants with False Hope

Today an attempt in the Illinois House to override Governor Rauner’s veto of SB 2043 failed in a 69-48-1 vote. Seventy-one votes were needed for a successful override. The bill…


Monday, February 29, 2016
The Morrison Memo: February 29, 2016

Legislators are back in Springfield this week. We are scheduled to spend some time on the House floor Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, but most of our time will be spent…


Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Rep. Morrison Discusses Need for HB 4474

State Representative Tom Morrison recently filed legislation that would add clarity to the Illinois School Code with regard to locker room and bathroom usage. HB 4474 would require schools to…


Thursday, January 28, 2016
Rep. Morrison Applauds Governor Rauner’s Efficiency Initiatives

Following Governor Rauner’s State of the State Address yesterday in Springfield, State Representative Tom Morrison filmed a video response. You can watch the response by clicking here.


Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Representative Tom Morrison Responds to the Governor’s State of the State Address

In response to Governor Bruce Rauner’s State of the State address today in Springfield, State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) has issued the following statement: “I appreciated Governor Rauner’s renewed commitment…


Monday, January 25, 2016
The Morrison Memo: January 25, 2016

Morrison Files Bill to Protect Privacy for All Students On January 20, I filed important legislation that seeks to clarify the Illinois School Code with regard to bathroom and locker…


Tuesday, December 22, 2015
The Morrison Memo: December 22, 2015

Objective and Fair Standard Needed for School Bathroom and Locker Room Use Palatine-based Township High School District 211 became the center of a national civil rights debate recently when a…