Free lecture Transform Illinois
Illinois not only has the most units of government than any other state in the nation, but it also has one of the highest property tax burdens. Coincidence? Those who advocate for government effectiveness and efficiency know our proliferation of government and excessive property taxes are inextricably linked.
About the lecture
Join us for a conversation that will set the table for reform-minded action in the General Assembly State Legislature in 2020. Transform Illinois explores the connection between reducing the size, scope and cost of local government and Illinois’ property tax burden. There will be a discussion about legislation introduced during the spring session to reduce the administrative cost burden of school districts in Illinois. The Property Tax Reform Task Force will discuss ways to bring relief to property owners in advance of the 2020 ballot initiative to ask voters to create a graduated income tax structure.
Through coordinated research, advocacy, legislative and policy implementation, Transform Illinois will improve the efficiency of government service delivery in Illinois, and expand awareness of the economic impact of the current structure of government in the state. This will include support for both voluntary and required measures to share services among units of government, eliminate redundant and ineffective units, revise funding mechanisms to incentivize efficiency, and discourage the creation of new, single-purpose units of government unless there are demonstrable efficiency gains from doing so.