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Monday, August 3, 2015
Rep. Morrison’s Bill to Increase Frequency of Pension System Actuarial Studies Signed into Law

A bill sponsored by State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) that will increase the frequency of actuarial reviews of the State’s five public pension systems was signed into law today by…


Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Rep. Tom Morrison Supports Rauner Veto of Automatic Pay Increases for Elected Officials

In May I voted against a Democrat-sponsored bill that would guarantee automatic cost of living adjustments (COLA) for members of the General Assembly and state-wide office holders. Unfortunately, in spite…


Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The Morrison Memo: June 3, 2015

Session May 31 Deadline Passes with No Budget Agreement The May 31 session adjournment date came and went on Sunday with no consensus on a 2016 budget. A Democrat spending…


Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Palatine Village Manager Visits State Capitol

It was nice to see Palatine Village Manager Reid Ottesen in Springfield this week.


Friday, May 15, 2015
Rep. Morrison Releases Statement on Democrat Decision to Treat Property Tax Relief as a Game

House Republicans have worked for years to provide Illinoisans with much-needed property tax relief, and in most instances those bills have been blocked from advancing to the House floor. In…


Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Rep. Morrison Explains House Republicans’ “Present” Votes

At a time when legislators should be working in a bipartisan manner to create the FY16 budget, House Democrats have been making a mockery of the legislative process. Rather than…


Monday, May 11, 2015
VIDEO: Rep. Morrison Talks About Pension Ruling on Chicago Tonight

On Friday, May 8, just hours after the IL Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling that the General Assembly’s 2013 Pension Reform Bill is unconstitutional, State Representative Tom Morrison sat…


Friday, May 8, 2015
Rep. Morrison Responds to IL Supreme Court Decision that 2013 Pension Reform Law is Unconstitutional

In response to today’s Illinois Supreme Court rejection of Illinois’ 2013 pension reform law on grounds that it is unconstitutional, State Representative Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) has issued the following statement:…


Friday, May 1, 2015
Morrison Visits with Crew of New USS Illinois Submarine

In June of this year, the first naval vessel since 1897 which carries the State of Illinois’ name will launch from a harbor in Connecticut. On April 29, State Representative…


Thursday, April 30, 2015
Rep. Morrison Responds to Restoration of Funds for Human Service Agencies for Balance of FY15

In response to the decision today by Governor Bruce Rauner to restore the $26 million in cuts that had previously been announced for Illinois human service agencies, State Representative Tom…