If an Illinois worker takes a pay cut during a recession, she knows the state isn’t going to take an even bigger chunk out of her paycheck. That’s because the state income tax rate stays the same. But if her home loses value, too, she could still see her property tax bill go up. Government...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