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“Historic” Legislative Session

Why did some Republicans vote for the gas tax in the capital bill? Were there any highlights for taxpayers this session? Democrats voted for the graduated income tax, abortion on demand, and higher spending, but did Republicans muddy the waters after voting for the budget and gas tax increases? House Republican Floor Leader, State Rep. Mark Batinick joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Madigan’s Extremist Tactics

If Madigan’s character assassinations of suburban Republicans are so ridiculous then why do they keep running it? Why are these races so important to Madigan? Is a vote for a Democrat a vote for more taxes and an expansion of Madigan’s power? State Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) joins Dan and Amy to set the record straight.

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How Madigan's Money Lies To Voters

House Speaker Mike Madigan has already poured more than $1 million dollars into legislative races this year in support of Democratic candidates and lawmakers. That money is being used to spread falsehoods and defend the status quo, but some conservative reformers are fighting back against the lies. On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Pat Hughes talk to state Rep. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) and state rep candidate Tonia Khouri about how they are fighting the Democrats' false narratives this November and in the future. Proft and Hughes also offer election forecasting for the governor's race and the Chicago mayoral race.

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Following the Logic of Illinois' Political Leadership

Are the problems in Illinois due to a lack of bi-partisanship or a little too much collusion? State Representatives Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee) and Mark Batinick (R- Plainfield) join Upstream Ideas to talk about Following the Logic in Springfield.  

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Suburban Schools Would See Cuts Under SB 1

Ninety-seven percent of school districts would receive more money under Governor Rauner’s amendatory veto. So why are suburban Democrats voting to bailout CPS? Can Illinois become a national leader and enact tax credit scholarships? Is Illinois on the verge of becoming a sanctuary state? State Representative Mark Batinick of Plainfield joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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A Scam On Top Of A Scam On Top Of A Scam

Governor Rauner appeared in Decatur to oppose legislation that will bailout Chicago Public Schools by redistributing money from suburban schools. Should we trust the politicians who are promising no school will lose money?  Is that ‘hold harmless’ provision a scam? Why isn’t anyone talking about our school systems’ results? Where do we go from here? Mark Batinick, State Representative for the 97th district joined Dan & Amy to discuss why the proposed school funding changes are “a scam on top of a scam on top of a scam.”

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You'll Look Like Chumps

The Chicago Tribune wrote that the 15 Republicans who voted for Madigan's tax hike will look like chumps. Does the 32% tax hike change Illinois' fiscal trajectory? Does Governor Rauner want his veto overridden? Does Speaker Madigan want to override the veto? Is Madigan the master of blackmail politics? Illinois State Representative for the 97th district Mark Batinick joined Dan and John Kass to argue for a principled path forward that protects Illinois families.

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Springfield Lawmakers Misguided Approach To Job "Creation"

Lawmakers in Springfield have been busy – but not in the best ways. In the past several weeks, notably, they overwhelmingly voted to extend the state program giving taxpayer handouts to big businesses, and the Illinois House passed a "pay equity" bill that would prohibit employers from asking prospective employees their salary history. On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Pat Hughes talk to state Reps. Mark Batinick, R-Plainfield, and Peter Breen, R-Lombard, about these policy decisions coming out of Springfield.

Proft and Hughes also continue their commentary on property taxes around the state, and Hughes offers some thoughts on the mass layoffs at ESPN and Hillary Clinton's blame game on the 2016 presidential election.

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