Monday, July 09, 2007

Sausage and Gridlock

The gridlock in Springfield has a lot of people talking about how to streamline the process and increase accountability in the legislative and executive branches. ICPR's Director Cindi Canary has some thoughts on that question in this week's Crain's Chicago Business.

"It's not just the budget. Other major concerns like the quality of public schools, public transit, skyrocketing electric rates, pension debt and even ethics are debated but not resolved.

"It's no wonder that a recent poll found 90% of Illinoisans believe changes are needed in the way we govern and practice politics in this state.

"We should begin by shaking up the power structure and rules that help determine who gets a vote in Springfield."

Read more here.

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