Without reforms that level the playing field between the public and private sectors, the cost of Illinois’ public sector workers will continue to damage the state’s labor market, economy and taxpayers.View Report
Government worker retirement costs and interest on state retirement debt are squeezing out funding for social service providers and taxpayer relief.
Illinois will spend $1 billion more on annual debt payments than it will on human services in fiscal year 2017.
There is clearly no lack of commitment aimed at supporting those in need here in Illinois. The question is how to do a better job of it.