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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

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Rep. Batinick: House Democrats do an “End Run” Around the Budget Process

SPRINGFIELD – Today Illinois House Democrats forced a series of partisan votes on a multi-billion dollar spending bill aimed at undermining the budget process. Bypassing the established bipartisan appropriations committees,…


Friday, May 1, 2015
Week In Review: May 1

Budget – FY15 – Social Services Restored Revenue estimate up; $26 million in State grants to be restored.   The State of Illinois has faced continuous challenges in “keeping the…


Thursday, April 30, 2015
Rep. Batinick: Governor Puts Priorities in Right Place with Restoration of Social Service Grants

SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) issued the following statement today after Governor Bruce Rauner announced plans to restore $26 million in state funding for social service and public…


Monday, April 27, 2015
Batinick Joins Legislative Group Representing Small Business Community

Small business now has a stronger voice in Springfield thanks toa recently formed Small Business Owners Caucus in the Illinois House of Representatives. Small business owner and State Rep. Mark Batinick…