Red-light cameras are taking more and more money from Illinois motorists. But dubious safety benefits, a cloud of corruption and a bipartisan bill in Springfield may combine to take them off the streets.View Report
Federal agents raided the offices of three suburban villages, including one governed by a mayor who doubles as a Cook County commissioner. All three are in the district of state Sen. Martin Sandoval, also the subject of a federal raid.
The Open Illinois Checkbook Act would shed light on Illinois state finances. It is now en route to the Illinois Senate.
State spending has grown nearly 50 percent faster than Illinoisans’ incomes during the past decade. State Sen. Tom Cullerton, D-Villa Park, has proposed a constitutional spending cap that offers a long-term solution to the state’s budgetary problems.
A spending cap proposal filed by state Sen. Tom Cullerton, D-Villa Park, would ensure growth in government spending doesn’t exceed taxpayers’ ability to pay for it.
With the signing of Senate Bill 2543, taxpayers could soon see savings – and more efficiency – in local government.
The Government Severance Pay Act places a cap on – and attaches strings to – golden parachute severance payouts for outgoing government employees.
State agencies can no longer pile rules and regulations onto Illinois businesses without first taking into account their economic effects.
Senate Bill 3604 would limit government workers’ ability to collect extravagant severance packages, also known as “golden parachutes,” on their way out of office.
The Government Severance Pay Act would spare taxpayers the burden of providing excessive severance payouts to outgoing public officials.
A constitutional amendment to impose fiscal discipline on state lawmakers is gaining bipartisan support.