News

Monday, May 25, 2015
Batinick, House GOP Pause to Honor Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day

Friday, May 22, 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 21, 2015
Rep. Batinick Calls for More Accountable State Government

Wednesday, May 20, 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 19, 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 15, 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 15, 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…


Monday, May 11, 2015
Rep. Batinick: House Committee of the Whole Verifies Need for Workers’ Compensation Reform in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – Last week, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan called for a Committee of the Whole regarding the issue of Worker’s Compensation Reform. While the Democrats were given weeks to prepare…


Friday, May 8, 2015
Week In Review: May 8

Pensions – Illinois Supreme Court SB 1 Ruling Illinois Supreme Court strikes down pension reform law.  On Friday, May 8, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously reaffirmed a lower circuit court…


Thursday, May 7, 2015
Rep. Batinick Challenges Speaker Madigan, House Democrats on Budget Process