Republicans in the IL Senate Want to Increase the Size of Government and Your Taxes

Call to Action Editors note: Illinois is broke and I get it. Doing the same things over and over did not work and actually made the situation worse. Spending is out of control!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! People with Government Jobs need to stop expecting a raise every year at the expense of the taxpayer. The Directors need to …

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Press Release: How to close $2B of the 2018 IL. budget shortfall

News From State Representative Mark Batinick For Immediate Release                                                               Contact: Debbie Kraulidis         April 25, 2017                                                                                         (815) 254-0000   How to close $2B of the 2018 budget shortfall   Anyone following the Illinois budget impasse knows that our pile of unpaid bills is growing; up to $12.9 Billion and counting.  This creates added …

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Illinois crafted the solution to its pension crisis nearly 20 years ago/many lawmakers don’t even know that plan exists

Illinois crafted the solution to its pension crisis nearly 20 years ago when lawmakers passed a retirement plan that gave state university workers an alternative to the state’s traditional pension plan. The problem is many lawmakers don’t even know that plan exists. More than 20,000 university workers have opted into this alternative 401(k)-style plan since its creation. …

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