Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Reps Tom Cross and Rep Ron Sandack Propose to Aggregate Taxing Info in New Transparency Portal

Rep Tom Cross and Ron Sandack -- the former mayor of Downers Grove -- today announce plans to increase transparency of the dollars and taxes coming in and being spent by local units of government.

Leader Cross noted that Illinois has more local units of government than virtually any other state.  Among the reforms they would propose would be to have a 9 member board of review, that would look to increase efficiency on how taxes are spent, how the functions of what is being done with tax dollars could be done better -- and to have the dollars being spent published on a "Transparency Portal" for public review.

They would also require -- via HB 1556 -- to have a financial impact note attached to all tax and levy legislation.

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