For decades politicians have been on a spending spree, resulting in more money being taken from the pocketbooks of hard working families. This out of control spending has led to massive borrowing and record debt. A bad habit that can be cured with a plan to end wasteful spending and unnecessary borrowing in state government.
Our plan offers solutions to put Illinois on the right path that will lead to balanced budgets, less taxation, decreased debt, and more money in the pockets of Illinois families.
Require Balanced Budgets
Decades of unbalanced budgets and out of control spending have left Illinois with the worst finances in the nation. It’s time to end this reckless behavior by budgeting for things we can afford.
Mandate Transparency in Budgeting
One of the causes of Illinois’ fiscal chaos is the lack of transparency in the budgeting process. All spending bills should be thoroughly vetted in both chambers with a mandatory time for public comment.
Save our Pension Systems
The pension crisis continues to grow, crowding out essential services and hurting state finances. Reform is necessary for Illinois to solve its fiscal problems and for local governments to reduce their property taxes.
Tackle Government Inefficiency
Illinois leads the nation in units of government that hike tax bills and add layers of bureaucracy. Consolidation and elimination of unnecessary layers of government will save money, lower property tax bills and create a better experience for people in need of government services.
Get Your Cash Back
Record high tax revenues are being driven by record high inflation. The cost of everything is going up and so are the taxes you are paying. Illinois can afford to give cash back to all taxpayers this year to help make up for the increased cost of living.
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