The Balancing Act: The Illinois State Budget and the Evolving Role of the Branches of Illinois Government
The Illinois Constitution provides the power of the purse, the appropriation authority, to the Illinois General Assembly. Recent history has provided additional context to the scope and limits of this authority. Information presented will include the process of building the annual line by line budgets for agencies and also the increasing extent to which spending authority is locked in before the legislature begins the appropriation process.
Presented by Clayton Klenke, Executive Director, Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, Springfield