While J.B. Pritzker has not released a detailed tax plan of his own, reasonable cost estimates suggest the tax hike required to pay for the candidate’s spending promises would require doubling Illinois’ state income tax rate and cost the state an estimated 132,000 jobs and $31.3 billion in forgone GDP.View Report
The state initiative has both saved taxpayer money and given offenders the opportunity to break the cycle of incarceration.
By investing in community-based programs that treat nonviolent offenders’ drug and mental health problems, Illinois can avoid more costly expenditures on incarceration.
Illinois can save thousands per inmate by expanding cost-effective alternatives to prison for nonviolent offenders.
Alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent offenders
Adult Redeploy has already saved Illinois nearly $50 million. Expanding it would save millions more.