Polling has shown Illinoisans to have the least confidence in their government among the 50 states. One reason? Taxpayers see too many of their tax dollars wasted.
A 2018 report by the Illinois Policy Institute exposed $16 million in wasteful spending by select local governments.
Illinoisans pay some of the highest taxes in the nation. At the very least, Illinois residents deserve transparency and information on how their tax dollars are spent.
House Bill 2810 and Senate Bill 1928 would require units of local government and school districts with operating budgets of $1 million or more to make available online certain financial and public interest documents.
Sign the petition to tell your lawmaker to support greater transparency in local government spending.