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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…


Monday, April 20, 2015
Rep. Batinick Files Resolution to Create Task Force Aimed at Higher Education Affordability

Springfield, IL – In an effort to combat the high financial responsibility beset upon those who wish to gain a higher education in Illinois, State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) filed…


Friday, April 17, 2015
Stepping Up For Tornado Relief

By Rep. Mark Batinick – State Representative, 97th District On April 9, northern Illinois experienced severe weather that has communities across the state coming together in an effort to help…


Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The Herald News: Law Enforcement: Early Childhood Education Key in Crime Prevention

By LAUREN LEONE–CROSS – lleonecross@shawmedia.com PLAINFIELD — Early education funding cuts now will cost more in crime down the line, law enforcement leaders said Monday. “We’re not going to be…