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Friday, September 25, 2015
Week In Review: September 25

FY16 Budget ·         Democrat majority continues the piecemeal budget strategy.  Although Illinois is close to ending its third month without a spending plan for the fiscal year that began on…


Tuesday, September 22, 2015
The Enterprise: Batinick Says HR 752 would Alleviate Pension Obligations

By Bugle Newspapers State Rep. Mark Batinick, R-Plainfield, and a group of suburban legislators unveiled a new initiative to address the state’s pension liability, calling for a series of hearings…


Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Rep. Batinick Visits the Joe Walsh Show to Discuss Pensions Proposal

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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Rep. Batinick: Buyout Option Key to Pension Reform

CHICAGO – A group of suburban legislators led by State Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) unveiled a new initiative to address the state’s mounting unfunded pension liability on Thursday, calling for…


Friday, August 28, 2015
Rep. Batinick Joins Community to Mark 25 Years Since Plainfield Tornado

Giving speeches like this is difficult.  I do much better at policy.  You learn the facts and use logic and reason to make conclusions.  But when you are trying to…


Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Overview of State Employee Compensation and Current Economic Proposals

Friday, August 14, 2015
Week In Review: August 14

Amazon Opens Fulfillment Center in Joliet The online retailing firm, which stockpiles and forwards much (but not all) of the goods sold on its website, has opened its first sorting and order…


Tuesday, August 11, 2015
The Herald-News: Joliet Area Democratic State Legislators Skip Plainfield Rep. Batinick’s Public Meeting

By VIKAAS SHANKER – vshanker@shawmedia.com   JOLIET – Another attempt at organizing a debate with state Rep. Mark Batinick’s Democratic colleagues turned into another no-show by the five state legislators. Batinick,…


Friday, August 7, 2015
Week In Review: August 7

General Assembly Pay Freeze House Republicans unanimously co-sponsor a bill to block pay increase for FY16; General Assembly approves the measure. The automatic 2% “cost of living” pay increase was…


Wednesday, August 5, 2015
No Budget No Pay

Throughout my first year as a State Representative, I have stated that it would be inappropriate for state legislators to collect pay while state employees do not during any extended…