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
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