Due to its poor financial health and lagging economy, Illinois carries unique economic and fiscal risks from a prolonged market downturn or recession. The state must act now to mitigate harm from COVID-19.View Report
Nearly 600 bills are on their way to the governor, some of which would be encouraging changes to the status quo.
A proposal to tie state spending to what taxpayers can afford is earning bipartisan support in Springfield.
Illinois currently has the highest start-up fees in the country, further burdening the already-unfriendly business climate in the state.
New law would tackle wasteful spending by local governments, and be a welcome change for taxpayers.