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Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Pension Reform Signed into Law

CHICAGO—Today Governor JB Pritzker signed a pension consolidation bill into law.  The legislation, SB1300, will consolidate Illinois’ 649 downstate and suburban police and fire pension funds.  By consolidating pension assets,…


Thursday, December 12, 2019
Batinick Files Legislation to Deny ComEd Subsidies

PLAINFIELD—State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) filed legislation today to revoke aspects of the comprehensive state energy bill passed in 2016 during the 99th General Assembly. Representative Batinick was opposed to…


Thursday, December 5, 2019
RADIO: Batinick Calls for Speaker Madigan to Resign

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Republicans Demand Speaker Madigan’s Resignation

CHICAGO— Reform-minded legislators Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield), Randy Frese (R-Paloma), Margo McDermed (R-Mokena), and Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) today demanded Speaker Madigan resign amid FBI investigations and harassment cases that have tainted…


Thursday, November 14, 2019
Batinick Statement on Ethics Reform

SPRINGFIELD–Two pieces of legislation were pushed through the General Assembly today to address the ongoing ethics issues plaguing the statehouse.  The legislation includes HJR93, which would create the Joint Commission…


Thursday, November 14, 2019
VIDEO: Batinick Remarks on Pension Reform

Thursday, November 14, 2019
UPDATE: Ethics Reform

As the final day of legislative session concludes in the General Assembly, there are several outstanding pieces of ethics legislation that have not been addressed.  State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield)…


Thursday, November 14, 2019
Batinick Favors Pension Reform Effort

SPRINGFIELD—The House of Representatives passed a pension reform bill for downstate and suburban police and fire pension assets. The legislation, Amendments 5, 6, and 7 to Senate Bill 1300, will…


Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Republican Lawmakers Take Aim at Conflict of Interest for Illinois State Board of Elections

Springfield, IL… As allegations of government corruption continue to plague the Statehouse, Republican legislators including State Senators Dan McConchie (R-Hawthorn Woods) and Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) and State Representatives Tim Butler…


Friday, November 1, 2019
Batinick Statement: Arroyo Resignation

PLAINFIELD–Today State Representative Luis Arroyo (D-Chicago) resigned from office amid federal bribery charges.  The Representative was arrested on October 25th, but today tendered his resignation from the House of Representatives. …