Illinois state Rep. Mark Batinick, R-Plainfield, said Illinois is in a class all by itself when it comes to the way lawmakers have chosen to handle the ongoing scandal involving Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino.
Illinois House Floor Leader Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) considers the recent federal corruption indictment of state Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-Villa Park) a sobering reality check of what needs fixing in Springfield.
Illinois House Minority Leader Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) sees a lot of the same foundational issues in the Illinois state government as there are in the state's infrastructure, and the longer voters ignore them, the deeper and more damaging the cracks will become.
Illinois House Minority Leader Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) asserts that a new survey showing successful millennials are leaving the state at a swifter rate than virtually anywhere else in the country is representative of how disenchanted voters have become about Springfield’s never-ending tax demands.
With 10 days still remaining in the current legislative session, veteran Republican state Rep. Mark Batinick (Plainfield) already knows where he stands on the issue of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s proposed gas tax.
Oswego School District 308's Board of Education is worried about how to close a $1.3 million deficit while a Democrat lawmaker would have the state weasel out of paying $49.5 million it has owed the district for years, two Republican lawmakers are saying.
State Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) thinks Gov. J.B. Pritzker is sending several bad messages with his plan of pumping more money into the pension system of Chicago teachers while cutting back on the pension plans of other teachers across the state.