State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) has been named a “Champion of Manufacturing” by the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) for votes taken that affected the manufacturing sector in 2019-2020. Members of the General Assembly were scored on their votes on 34 different bills that were brought forward during the 101st General Assembly, and those receiving a score of 80% or higher received the award.
“For far too long, the State of Illinois has been viewed as unfriendly toward its job creators,” said Batinick. “The best way to improve Illinois’ financial standing is to support those who provide jobs in our communities and drive our state’s economy. Job growth is the easiest way to provide overall tax relief to Illinois’ citizens, and it is an honor to be recognized for my work in this area.”
Upon announcing the award recipients, IMA President & CEO Mark Denzler said, “The IMA legislative report card recognizes lawmakers who are supportive of Illinois’ manufacturing economy, and Mark Batinick has emerged as a true champion. He understands the need to balance a budget and helped pass important measures like the Manufacturers Purchase Credit and Research & Development credit to help attract good-paying manufacturing jobs across the state.”
The IMA is a not-for-profit trade association for Illinois manufacturers. Founded in 1893, it is the oldest and largest statewide manufacturing trade association in the United States. The IMA’s mission is to strengthen the economic, social, environmental and governmental conditions for manufacturing and allied enterprises in the state of Illinois, resulting in an enlarged business base and increased employment.
Click here to view the full scorecard and a list of bills that were judged.