With one proposal to pay off Illinois’ pension debt asking the typical homeowner to pay more than $1,900 in additional property taxes for the next 30 years, the stakes for pension reform have never been clearer.View Report
Gov. Bruce Rauner highlights the continued need for criminal-justice reform to save taxpayer dollars and restore opportunity. To get there, Illinois must embrace reforms that enable ex-offenders to provide for themselves and their families once they’ve served their sentences.
The Illinois Department of Corrections reports that 62 percent of inmates are parents.
Illinois’ prison budget grew $110 million over the last five years.
IDOC employees were paid for over a million hours of overtime in 2014.
To get spending under control, Illinois must incarcerate fewer people