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Local Government Transparency

Illinois lacks any statewide standards for the information that local governments are required to post online. Without such standards, local governments have little incentive to post the information that taxpayers have a right to have easy access to. In a state that has, regrettably earned the reputation for corruption that Illinois has, this simply must change.


Balanced Budget and Spending Caps

It may not seem like it, but lawmakers are required by the Illinois Constitution to pass a balanced budget each year. But this constitutional requirement is filled with loopholes, and these loopholes must be closed in order to return Illinois to sound fiscal footing and sunset the 2011 tax hike after the next fiscal year like Illinois taxpayers were promised.