Fiscal Responsibility

Pritzker signs law letting McHenry County voters dissolve townships

Original article written by Steve Zalusky for the Daily Herald on 8/9/19. Photo taken from Blue Room Stream. Link to original article may be found HERE Gov. J.B. Pritzker is using McHenry County as a test case for the consolidation of local government. The governor signed into law Friday a bill that will hand taxpayers…

Editorial: To declutter Illinois and save dollars, eliminate townships

Original article written by the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board for the Chicago Tribune on June 17th, 2019. Link to original article may be found HERE Photography credit to John J. Kim, Staff Photographer for the Chicago Tribune.  How many units of government do you think there are in Illinois? Two thousand? Five thousand? Try 6,963.…

Illinois Senate passes bill barring pension double-dipping for local politicians

Original story written for the Illinois Policy Institute by Joe Barnas, published May 1st, 2019. Link to the original article may be found HERE Local elected leaders will not be paid public salaries while collecting public pensions if a bill approved by the Illinois Senate becomes law. Senate Bill 1236, introduced by Illinois Senate Assistant…
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