Illinois can do it the old way and raise taxes to deliver pork projects. Or Illinois can be smart and make each tax dollar work hard to deliver projects that help residents and the economy.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.