Saturday, May 30th, 2015
Week In Review: May 29

Budget – FY16 House, Senate Democrats introduce fake State budget.  House and Senate Democrats introduced a series of spending bills for FY16 (starting July 1, 2015) that spends more than…

Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Rep. Batinick: AP College Credit Bill Heads to Governor

SPRINGFIELD – Advancing opportunity for students pursuing higher education, State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) announced his chief co-sponsored the bill, House Bill 3428, has passed through both chambers of the…

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
Rep. Batinick: Overdrawn Budget Falls Short on College Affordability; Ignores Reforms Needed to Spur Job Growth

SPRINGFIELD – As the end of the legislative session nears, House Democrats have completed their withdrawal from bipartisan working group discussions, and intend to pass an unbalanced budget that looks…

Monday, May 25th, 2015
Batinick, House GOP Pause to Honor Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day
Friday, May 22nd, 2015
Week In Review: May 22

Budget – FY16 Despite deadline, Democrats again refuse to pass balanced budget for FY16.  The Illinois Constitution requires that the State annually pass a balanced budget in which revenues match…

Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Rep. Batinick Calls for More Accountable State Government
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
GOP Freshmen View: Springfield’s Divisive Political Environment Adds to Term Limit Argument

SPRINGFIELD – Having only spent four months on the job, the large class of House Republican freshmen came together in the Capitol today to express their disgust with the partisan…

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Rep. Batinick Files Bill to Save Public Universities $100 Million

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) has filed bipartisan legislation, House Bill 4215, that would save Illinois’ nine public universities an estimated $100 million in annual costs to purchase…

Friday, May 15th, 2015
Week In Review: May 15

Property Taxes Trick bag; no property tax relief in sight.  Once again the Democrat-controlled House brought sham legislation to a vote for the sole purpose of putting Republican lawmakers in…

Friday, May 15th, 2015
Trick Bag. No Property Tax Relief in Sight

Once again the Democrat-controlled House brought sham legislation to a vote for the sole purpose of putting Republican lawmakers in a trick bag and embarrassing the new Governor. House Republicans…

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