The Illinois Policy Institute is proposing a budget the think tank's leaders contend would put an end to the state’s nearly two-year impasse, closing a $7.1 billion deficit without adding any new taxes.
Chosen for her extensive business, government and human services experience, former Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger was named deputy governor today by Gov. Bruce Rauner in order to support conquering the state’s financial ordeals.
The state of Illinois gives back more than $9.4 billion in cash and tax credits to individuals and businesses, the Better Government Association (BGA) reported after analyzing tax data to show the impact such tax breaks have on residents and the state's budget.
In a public statement, state Rep. LaShawn Ford (D-Chicago) recently said term limits would be one way to help bridge the gap with GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner on his calls for reform and possibly help end the budget impasse -- a rare departure from the usual Democratic protocols in the General Assembly.
A recent analysis by Local Government Information Services (LGIS), which owns this publication, found almost 50,000 duplicate voter registration records, representing Illinois residents who are registered multiple times.