Gov. J.B. Pritzker inherited a $2.8 billion budget deficit the moment he stepped into office. Next year, that deficit is projected to be $3.4 billion1. It’s the same story every budget season. But Illinois’ budget crises could be a thing of the past if the state would adopt pension reform, right-size its union contracts and...View Report
Pensions and employee health insurance costs consumed nearly a quarter of Illinois’ fiscal year 2018 budget.
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.
At the Illinois Justice Forum, experts discussed reforms to reduce the cost of Illinois’ criminal-justice system and improve public safety.