Illinois taxpayers are fed up and overtaxed. Residents have little faith that their governments are spending their tax dollars well – and for good reason. The state’s most recent spending plan is out of balance by as much as $1.5 billion, and includes $54.2 million in wasteful spending and $27 million in pork-barrel spending. The...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.