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
Even a small decrease in the recidivism rate can yield millions of dollars in taxpayer savings while improving public safety.
A spokeswoman for the governor said the measure would cut overtime costs and help reduce the state’s corrections budget.
Gov. Bruce Rauner and a bipartisan group of lawmakers are supporting SB 3368, which would issue IDs to ex-offenders immediately upon release from prison, easing their transition to post-prison life and employment.
New law reduces the rate for which Illinois’ adult and juvenile corrections facilities can contract for inmate telephone service.
A new Illinois Policy Institute report discusses a recent poll showing broad concern about the fairness and effectiveness of Illinois’ criminal-justice system and strong support for reforms to improve it.
Alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent offenders