Rep. Batinick Reacts to Governor Pritzker’s State of the State Budget Address

PLAINFIELD – In response to the Governor’s joint State of the State Budget Address, State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) released the following response:

“Governor Pritzker highlighted in his budget address the successful Batinick Buyout program that I introduced in 2018. I’m happy this idea I had years ago to save the state money is successful and have supported legislation to extend it. This plan has saved the state over $1 billion on our unfunded pension liability.

“However, the reality of our state’s fiscal health is reliant on temporary circumstances and we can do better. We need to stop ignoring the structural causes of Illinois’ fiscal instability and continue to find ways to fully restore our fiscal health.”