Because of Illinois’ current fiscal crisis, the Governor and Senate Republicans are calling for changes in the operation of state government. A restructuring of the state budget is needed to realign priorities and reduce spending by eliminating mismanagement and waste. The restricting allows state government to focus resources on budget priorities such as education, human services and public safety. It means for the first time in more than a decade, the management standard is making sure state spending does not surpass state revenues.
“For a small business or household to be successful they must not spend more money than they earn,” said Senator Bill Brady(R-Bloomington). “The state of Illinois must follow suit by prioritizing important areas such as education, public safety, and human services and cutting out wasteful spending.”