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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Rep. Batinick Responds to Madigan Indictment

SPRINGFIELD – In response to the announcement of the indictment of former House Speaker Mike Madigan on federal racketeering charges, State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) issued the following response: “Today,…


Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Batinick Bulletin – Legislative News from Rep. Mark Batinick for March 2022

As you receive this, the world may feel heavier than when I sent my last Batinick Bulletin. Last week, we saw shocking images of violence and explosions in Ukraine as…


Thursday, February 24, 2022
Batinick-Backed Legislation to Hold Sexual Predators and Human Traffickers Accountable Passes House

SPRINGFIELD – On Wednesday, legislation co-sponsored by State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) to combat human trafficking in Illinois passed the House of Representatives. House Bill 4593 was introduced by Rep….


Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Rep. Batinick Reacts to Governor Pritzker’s State of the State Budget Address

PLAINFIELD – In response to the Governor’s joint State of the State Budget Address, State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) released the following response: “Governor Pritzker highlighted in his budget address…


Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Batinick Bulletin – Legislative News from Rep. Mark Batinick for February 2022

I hope this finds you happy and well this snowy February! Below is my monthly legislative update with information on what we’re working on in Springfield and updates from the…


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…