Think Tank

BGA’s Think Tank highlights Illinois policy news and offers analysis about what it means to you. Think Tank goes behind the headlines to understand the root of the problem and make smart recommendations for streamlining and improving government.

Must Reads

A Good Idea Goes Down: House Fails To Override AVR Veto On A Party Line Vote

November 29, 2016
The Automatic Voter Registration bill started out a bipartisan effort.  But it ended up with the Governor's veto and a House party line vote that fell short of an override.  AVR is needed to expand voting, improve voting rolls' accuracy.  Can we get a compromise bill to implement this sensible idea? 

BGA Discusses Government Streamlining In Aurora

October 17, 2016
The BGA discussed successes and challenges in streamlining government as part of a community forum.

Lockbox Amendment Not The Right Route For Illinois

October 17, 2016
BGA opposes Illinois’ Lockbox Amendment.
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