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
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.
The Government Severance Pay Act would restrict outgoing officials from exiting office with excessive severance pay.