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

Age-Old Question: Time For State Retirement Tax?

April 20, 2016
Support builds for controversial tariff on seniors but burden is on governor, lawmakers to forge a comprehensive budget plan, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report finds. 

Cash Scramble! Illinois Towns Eye Home Rule

April 11, 2016
Fearing a loss of crucial state funds, municipalities are pushing lawmakers to expand local taxing powers and fees. Business and tax watchdogs say, “no way”, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report finds. 

Cop, Fire Pensions Don’t Respond To Merger Call

April 6, 2016
Consolidation promises to cuts costs, improve investment returns but public safety retirement funds prefer local control and clout, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report finds.
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