On February 15, Governor Bruce Rauner delivered his third budget address to lawmakers. In his remarks, the Governor outlined his spending plan for next fiscal year. A complete transcript of his remarks is available via the link below.
The February 13, 2017 edition of the Statehouse Briefing contains updates on recent bills including a proposed LGDF increase, small cell wireless facility regulations and more. Links to IML's state and federal legislative agendas are also included. As a reminder, Governor Bruce Rauner will deliver his State of the Budget address on February 15.
The Illinois Municipal League is proud to welcome several mayors to the 100th General Assembly. Dale Fowler, former Mayor of Harrisburg, and Tony McCombie, former Mayor of Savanna, began their terms in the General Assembly on January 11, 2017. In addition, former Rolling Meadows Mayor Tom Rooney, who was previously appointed to fill a vacancy, began his first full session as a member of the General Assembly. More information on mayors in the Illinois legislature is available via the link below.
More than two-thirds of U.S. public infrastructure projects are financed by municipal bonds. That's why the National League of Cities and the Illinois Municipal League have identified the protection of their tax-exempt status as a key federal legislative issue for the year ahead. Click the link below for a comprehensive overview of this critical funding tool.
Questions have arisen following the passage of a 2015 law requiring the consolidation of 9-1-1 systems. The IML Managers Committee published a resource document to explain the various consolidation provisions. The document includes consolidation requirements based upon county population and number of existing systems, the critical target dates that must be achieved, surcharge amounts and distributions and information about the Statewide 9-1-1 Advisory Board.
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