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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
The Batinick Blueprint: Variable Income Tax

Any annual surplus above inflation and population growth would be directed to lower the subsequent year’s income tax rate. The rate could float up or down, depending on economic conditions,…


Monday, January 31, 2022
How Illinois Democrats Game the Vote

by Rep. Mark Batinick from National Review New York City’s move to give 800,000 noncitizens the right to vote is the latest example of a national effort by Democratic partisans to win elections…


Thursday, January 27, 2022
The Batinick Blueprint: Increasing State Business with Women and Minority-Owned Businesses

By taking the “carrot” approach, the state can facilitate and increase the amount of small and minority-owned businesses used by agencies. The state should make it easier for Women and…


Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Batinick Files Legislation to Increase State Contracts with Minority and Women-Owned Businesses, Businesses Owned by People with Disabilities

PLAINFIELD – On Tuesday, State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) filed legislation that would grant a contract bidding boost to minority and women-owned businesses and businesses owned by individuals with disabilities….


Thursday, January 20, 2022
Batinick Buyout Extension Passes Out of House Pensions Committee

PLAINFIELD – On Thursday, legislation to authorize additional funding and extend the successful “Batinick Buyout” program for state pensions passed out of the House Personnel & Pensions Committee. House Bill…


Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Batinick Files Legislation for Random Order of Candidate Names on Election Ballots

PLAINFIELD – On Tuesday, State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) filed legislation that would require the randomization of the order of candidate names on Illinois ballots in primary, general, and consolidated…


Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Batinick Bulletin – Legislative News from Rep. Mark Batinick for January 2022

We are into our Spring Session and I’m delighted to bring you this update on what we have been working on in Springfield. We will be in session until Friday,…


Thursday, January 6, 2022
Rep. Batinick’s 2021 Legislative Wrap-Up

Hello to everyone in the 97th District and Happy New Year! I hope this new year finds you safe, healthy, and well. I am writing to provide you a legislative…


Tuesday, January 4, 2022
The Batinick Blueprint: Property Tax Reform

TIF Reform TIF reform is desperately needed and one example of this is Chicago. The point of a TIF is to help rekindle a blighted area, yet nearly one-third of…


Monday, January 3, 2022
The Batinick Blueprint: Introduction

Illinois is a special place to so many people in the state and across the nation. We are a great state with a rich history and terrific communities. Yet we…