The BGA Policy Team finds that in just two years, nearly two hundred bills changing the Freedom of Information Act were assigned to as many as 40 committees in the Illinois General Assembly.
Chicago Might Soon Join Other Major Cities In Airing And Recording Its Committee Hearings
Following a BGA policy report, a new City Council resolution will require committee meetings to be broadcast.
Can You Save $12 Million by Merging the Comptroller and Treasurer? Maybe…
Candidates for Illinois Comptroller and Treasurer offer differing thoughts to BGA’s streamlining question.
Redistricting, Taxes, Streamlining Government. The BGA’s Candidate Questionnaires Will Teach You What You Need to Know to Vote
Read the candidates’ responses before you head to the polls to make sure your vote is an informed one.
Keeping With the Times: Chicago Would Be in Good Company If It Broadcast and Recorded Its Committee Hearings
The big policy debates happen in committee hearings and right now you can only catch them in person.
BGA Policy Team Offers Public Comment Supporting Government Consolidation, Financial Accountability, and Transparency
Join BGA’s Policy team and weigh in on the future of Chicagoland.
Going To The DMV? Now You Can Register To Vote Too!
The first part of automatic voter registration has been implemented at DMVs around the state. From now on, when you go to the DMV to renew your driver’s license, the state will check and update your voting registration card for you.
A BGA Policy Progress Report: Curbing Severance, Protecting FOIA, Consolidating Government
Here’s how we worked to make government more transparent and accountable to you.
Rescuing Illinois’ Public Safety Pension Funds
Nearly 98 percent of public safety funds in Illinois have more liabilities than assets. Advocates and officials have pushed to consolidate these hundreds of pension funds.
BGA’s Policy Team Testifies for Small Donor Matching Campaign Finance Legislation
A small donor democracy matching program would improve fairness and ballot accessibility, giving more candidates a chance to run.