Rescuing Illinois

BGA’s Rescuing Illinois Project is an on-going series of in-depth reports about improving and reforming state government. We conduct comprehensive analysis of the inner working of state government to identify irregularities and efficiency problems and to propose responsible solutions and reforms.

Must Reads

Illinois Pension Crisis: Ripe For Fed Rescue?

January 27, 2016
A U.S. bailout or low-interest loan program are unpopular ideas but as options and funding run dry even Governor Rauner is open to hearing suggestions, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report finds.

E-cigs Fire Up New Tax, Regulatory Melee

January 19, 2016
Illinois, Chicago and Cook County suburbs are leaders in a nationwide charge to govern growing industry while Big Tobacco and small biz fight back, reveals a BGA Rescuing Illinois report. 

Rauner Poised To Pursue State Privatization Deals

December 9, 2015
Governor wants more revenue but spinning off taxpayer-owned assets and services is risky business and ultimately requires asking the tough question: “Why do this?” reveals a BGA Rescuing Illinois report.
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