Batinick Refuses Pension as First Order of Business

Plainfield, IL – Last week, Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield), showed his commitment to serve the residents of the 97th House District by refusing to accept the lucrative legislative pension, offered to all members of the General Assembly.   

“With the pension accounts so underfunded, I want to show my personal commitment to the people of Illinois and the important need for reform,” said Batinick. “I’m going to Springfield to provide solutions to help solve the problems.”  

Illinois’ underfunded pension system has been recognized as the worst in the nation, which has earned the state continued low credit ratings. These increased borrowing costs, mean there is less money making it difficult to allow funding for crucial state programs. Funding for education, road construction, critical services, etc. all suffers from these increased costs.    “It’s time to get Illinois’ fiscal house in order. I look forward to working with my colleagues in a bipartisan fashion to find solutions to our broken pension systems,” said Batinick.  

Residents who would like to express their opinions or concerns on policy are encouraged to write Rep. Batinick at Batinick@ilhousegop.orgor contact his office at 815.254.0000