Agenda focuses on streamlining government, retaining police records and modernizing transparency, disclosure laws.
BGA backs bipartisan legislation that would make it easier to consolidate townships, mosquito abatement districts, and other units of government.
BGA lists misconduct records retention, transparency provisions as central to police accountability.
Preserving police records and protecting FOIA highlight the BGA’s legislative agenda.
Much of the attention on our elected officials in Springfield has focused on what they’ve failed to do: pass a balanced state budget and help save Illinois from financial ruination.
BGA beats back a bad FOIA bill; other reform efforts slowly advance.
Budget? Fees? TIFs? Ethics? BGA Policy Team Weighs Results.
Without question, Illinois has too many units of local government.
A ‘Smart Streamlining’ plan passes, a bad FOIA bill dies.
On the docket: “Smart” government consolidation and a stronger Freedom of Information Act