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A sustainable path for Illinois

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The Illinois Policy Institute is a nonpartisan research organization dedicated to supporting free market principles and liberty-based public policy initiatives for a better Illinois. As a leading voice for economic liberty and government accountability, we engage policy makers, opinion leaders and citizens on the state and local level. The Illinois Policy Institute would like to thank Mr. Joseph Coletti for his assistance in preparing the FY 2012 Alternative Budget.

Table of Contents
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ............................................... 6 The Path Towards Ruin ...........................................................................7 The Path Towards Prosperity ................................................................8 Revenue and Spending ............................................................................9 Per Capita Spending.............................................................................. 10 Looking Forward ................................................................................... 10 The Pension Funding and Fairness Act ............................................. 11 Guiding Principles ................................................................................. 11

Department of Labor ........................................................................... 34 Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority................................... 35 Southwestern Illinois Development Authority ............................... 35 Department of Transportation ........................................................... 36 Upper Illinois River Valley Development Authority ....................... 37 Department of Corrections ............................................................... 38 Illinois Environmental Protection Agency ........................................ 39 Department Of Financial And Professional Regulation ................ 39 Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority ............................... 40 Illinois Education Labor Relations Board ......................................... 41 Illinois Emergency Management Agency .......................................... 41

Agency Budgets .......................................................... 13 State Board of Education..................................................................... 14 Teachers’ Retirement System ............................................................. 17 Board of Higher Education ................................................................. 18 Chicago State University ..................................................................... 20 Eastern Illinois University .................................................................... 20 Governors State University ................................................................ 21 Illinois State University ........................................................................ 21 Northeastern Illinois University ........................................................ 21 Northern Illinois University................................................................ 22 Southern Illinois University................................................................. 22 University of Illinois .............................................................................. 22 Western Illinois University.................................................................. 23 Illinois Community College Board .................................................... 24 Illinois Student Assistance Commission ........................................... 25 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy ...................................... 27 State Universities Retirement System .............................................. 27 State University Civil Service System ............................................... 28 Department Of Agriculture ................................................................ 28 Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity ............. 30 East St. Louis Financial Authority ....................................................... 31 Illinois Commerce Commission ........................................................ 32 Illinois Power Agency ........................................................................... 33 Illinois Finance Authority ..................................................................... 33 Illinois Sports Facilities Authority ...................................................... 33 Illinois State Toll Highway Authority ................................................. 34

Illinois Labor Relations Board ............................................................ 42 Illinois Violence Prevention Authority .............................................. 43 Workers Compensation Commission ............................................. 44 Department Of Insurance ................................................................... 44 Illinois Law Enforcement Training And Standards Board .............. 44 Prisoner Review Board ........................................................................ 46 Property Tax Appeal Board (Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund) .................................... 46 Office Of The State Fire Marshal ....................................................... 47 Department Of State Police ............................................................... 47 Illinois State Police Merit Board ........................................................ 48 Department on Aging ........................................................................... 48 Department of Children and Family Services................................. 50 Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan ............................................ 52 Department of Employment Security .............................................. 52 Department of Healthcare and Family Services ............................ 53 Department Of Human Rights .......................................................... 55 Human Rights Commission ................................................................ 56 Department Of Human Services....................................................... 57 Illinois Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Commission............................ 60 Illinois Council On Developmental Disabilities .............................. 61 Illinois Guardianship And Advocacy Commission .......................... 61 Department of Juvenile Justice........................................................... 61 Department of Public Health ............................................................. 63 Department of Veterans’ Affairs......................................................... 65 Illinois Arts Council .............................................................................. 66 Illinois Historic Preservation Agency ................................................ 68

Department of Natural Resources ................................................... 69 Office Of The Governor ..................................................................... 70 Office Of The Lieutenant Governor ................................................. 71 Office Of The Secretary Of State...................................................... 72 Executive Ethics Commission............................................................. 73 Office Of Executive Inspector General ........................................... 73 Office of the Attorney General ......................................................... 74 Judges’ Retirement System.................................................................. 74 Judicial Inquiry Board ........................................................................... 75 Office Of The State Appellate Defender.......................................... 75 Office Of The State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor ................. 76 Supreme Court & Illinois Court System ......................................... 77 Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission .................... 78 Court Of Claims ................................................................................... 78 General Assembly ................................................................................. 79 General Assembly Retirement System ............................................. 81 Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability ... 81 Joint Committee On Administrative Rules...................................... 82 Legislative Audit Commission............................................................. 83 Legislative Ethics Commission ........................................................... 83 Legislative Information System........................................................... 83 Legislative Printing Unit ....................................................................... 84 Legislative Reference Bureau .............................................................. 85 Legislative Research Unit..................................................................... 85 Office Of The Architect Of The Capitol .......................................... 86 Office Of The State Comptroller ...................................................... 86 Office Of The State Treasurer ............................................................ 87 Office Of The Auditor General .......................................................... 88 Procurement Policy Board .................................................................. 88 Governor’s Office Of Management And Budget ............................ 88 Capital Development Board ............................................................... 89 Department Of Central Management Services ............................. 89 Department of Revenue ...................................................................... 91 State Board of Elections ...................................................................... 92 Illinois Gaming Board ........................................................................... 94 Illinois Racing Board ............................................................................. 94 Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Council ........... 95

Civil Service Commission ................................................................... 95 State Employees Retirement System ................................................ 95 Competitive Grant Funding ................................................................ 96

Appendix A. State Spending Examples Found via IllinoisOpenGov.org.............................................................................. 97 Appendix B. Transfers from General Revenue Fund to Selected Special State Funds, FY 2009 .............................................................. 98 Appendix C. State Funding to Local Governments ....................... 99 Appendix D. Medicaid Premium Assistance Reform ................... 101 Appendix E. Expenditures for Average Midwest Family, Income $59,908 ................................................................................... 103 Appendix F. Fiscal Year 2011 Operating Appropriations by Major Purpose: ................................................................................................ 104

Endnotes...................................................................... 105

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Budget Solutions 2012: A Sustainable Path for Illinois
Budget Solutions 2012 is a balanced budget proposal that does not require budget gimmicks, tax increases or borrowing. It is an exercise in priority setting. The truth is that tax dollars cannot support state government at its current size. Tough choices must be made. Illinois is in dire straits. The state has $5.2 billion in unpaid bills as well as ballooning obligations to its pension funds and bondholders.1 Some think that the recently passed tax hike will see Illinois out of this crisis. Not true. Tax rates and state revenues might rise for the next three years, but by 2016 revenues are supposed to decline as the recent tax hikes begin to sunset. If Illinois continues spending as it has and as Gov. Quinn has now proposed, the state could soon see annual deficits that dwarf those of 2010 and 2011. To put its fiscal house in order, Illinois government must spend less. Yet Gov. Quinn has proposed a $1.7 billion increase in spending from 2011 to 2012. His proposed $36 billion general fund budget will prove ruinous – any budget near that size is simply unsustainable, as the numbers below clearly show. By 2016, state revenues will flatten out at $33 billion or less. After the government’s scheduled pension payment of almost $6 billion and pension bond payments of nearly $1.5 billion, $25.5 billion will be left over for operational spending and fund transfers. This is a substantial amount of money, but it is far below the level that has been proposed for 2012 by Governor Quinn. This is, sadly, another example of built in structural overspending that is unaffordable. For the coming 2012 fiscal year, Gov. Quinn has outlined $28.7 billion in operational spending and fund transfers. This spending is not sustainable in the long run, and even in the short term it’s kept afloat by borrowing that would only further steal from future revenues. Budget Solutions 2012 is an alternative to the failing strategy of overtaxing, overborrowing and overspending. It’s a plan to fund core government services, reduce excess spending, pay down past due debt and even pave the way for tax relief. It’s a budget proposal – the only detailed plan yet published – that would allow state government to live within its means and put Illinois on a path toward prosperity. In order to distinguish between Budget Solutions 2012 and the path that Illinois is currently on, this alternative budget is presented side-by-side with the budget delivered by Gov. Quinn earlier this year. Graphic 1. Fiscal Year 2011 Operating Appropriations by Major Purpose: Quinn Budget and Budget Solutions Quinn Budget: General Funds
Economic Development 0.42% Government Services 9.57% Public Safety 6.03% Quality of Life 0.28%

Budget Solutions 2012: General Funds

Education 35.46%

Human Services 20.63%

Medicaid 27.59%

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Operating Appropriations By Major Purpose: Quinn Budget and Budget Solutions 2012
($ millions) Education Medicaid Human Services Public Safety Government Services Economic Development Quality of Life Competitive Grants Total 2012 Quinn $9,528 $7,414 $5,544 $1,621 $2,572 $112 $76 $0 $26,867 2012 Alternative $7,866 $6,140 $4,120 $1,322 $1,469 $36 $36 $150 $21,141 2013 Alternative $7,998 $6,144 $4,130 $1,322 $1,470 $26 $36 $150 $21,277 2014 Alternative $8,134 $6,146 $4,129 $1,322 $1,493 $27 $36 $150 $21,436

Governor Quinn’s budget and the three-year alternatives represent two very different paths for Illinois. One takes Illinois in the direction we’ve been traveling, marked by unemployment, overspending and deeper deficits. The other sets clear policy priorities and balances the state budget and thus moves us into a better competitive position with our neighboring states and the rest of the country.

The Path Towards Ruin
Gov. Quinn and the General Assembly just passed a $7 billion tax hike on wage earners and employers. This increase comes at a time when families are trying to recover from a devastating recession that has kept wages stagnant and unemployment near 9 percent. Working people across Illinois are feeling this pain every week as more money in taxes are taken from their paychecks. Over the course of the year the lost wages will equal one or more week’s pay for most people. Lawmakers who voted for the tax hike have asked those families to make cuts from their home budgets, but Springfield has yet to make tough cuts. Graphic 2. Expenditures for Average Midwest Family, Income $59,908

As Illinoisans make painful choices to accommodate higher taxes, they might take comfort knowing that some of the tax increase is supposed to be temporary. Businesses considering moving elsewhere might try to weather the storm of higher taxes with the trust that rates are supposed to drop halfway through the 2015 fiscal year, creating a significant drop in revenues between 2014 and 2016. Unfortunately, Gov. Quinn’s budget shows a tacit intention of keeping tax rates high. His proposed spending levels are simply unsustainable unless lawmakers approve a permanent extension of the 2011 tax hikes. That would have disastrous results.
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Before the tax hikes of 2011, Illinois was already at a competitive disadvantage with its neighbors and most of the country. State and local taxes were already higher than in bordering states. This has caused a mass exodus out of Illinois. An Illinois Policy Institute analysis of federal data found that, between the years of 1995 and 2007, Illinois has on balance lost 228,000 people and $26.9 billion cumulative gross income to Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Kentucky. Graphic 3. State and Local Tax Burden Per Capita, Fiscal Year 2009
State Illinois Wisconsin Iowa Missouri Indiana Kentucky Tax Burden Per Capita $4,596 $4,427 $3,688 $3,425 $3,396 $3,059 Rank 9 10 26 30 31 41

Source: Tax Foundation, State and Local Tax Burdens, 2009

In 2009, Illinois’s per capita state and local tax burden ranked 9th-highest in the nation, according to the Tax Foundation. Illinois may soon be one of the five highest-taxed states in the country, since the added per capita burden of the tax hikes is more than $500. Over the last decade, Illinois ranked 48th in economic performance according to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). That ranking was, in part, due to Illinois’s ranking of: • 38th in personal income growth • 48th in domestic migration • 48th in (non-farm) employment growth Illinois’s performance and its unfriendly business policies led ALEC researchers to rank our state 47th in economic outlook in 2010 – before taxes were increased. It is entirely possible that Illinois could fall to the bottom spot once the 2011 tax hikes are take into account.

The Path Towards Prosperity
Creating jobs and bringing people back to Illinois requires lower taxes and a financially stable government. Budget Solutions 2012 would put us on the path to both. A year ago, the Illinois Policy Institute called for a budget that did not require a tax hike or borrowing. Leaders in Springfield did not follow that recommendation. Instead, operational spending was kept too high, taxes were increased by record levels and 2011 pension fund payments were moved to future years by issuing almost $3.7 billion in bonds. If our recommendations had been followed, then reforms, restructuring and, yes, difficult cuts would have been made. But the budget would be on pace to finish fiscal 2011 in balance with no borrowing and no tax hike. Instead, we have had the largest tax hike in state history followed by a proposal to borrow another $8.75 billion. Budget Solutions 2012 offers another path. If the recommendations here are adopted, the obvious question is what to do with the revenues from the recent tax hike? Our recommendation for surplus revenues remains the same—pay down past due debt, establish a real budget stabilization fund and then refund surpluses to taxpayers. These concepts are outlined in the Illinois Policy Institute’s guideline for pension funding and spending reform entitled the Pension Funding and Fairness Act (PFFA). Details of PFFA are provided below.

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Tax relief is vital to Illinois’s future. The recent tax hike calls for tax rates to decline after 2014. Gov. Quinn’s budget proposal, already in deficit for fiscal 2012, does not account for the revenue reductions anticipated by the sunset provision of the new tax increases. Anyone hoping to see taxes decline on schedule must also demand a budget that is affordable after tax hike revenues disappear. Budget Solutions 2012 is a detailed budget plan that would prove affordable if tax rates are permitted to decline on schedule. Budget Solutions 2012 also opens the door to repeal the recent tax hikes by balancing the budget without the necessity of the new revenues. Multiple pieces of legislation have been filed to repeal the 2011 tax hikes entirely or in part, and more than 7,200 taxpayers have already signed online petitions in support of this effort at the website www.repealthetaxhike.com. A repeal of the 2011 tax hikes would provide instant, needed tax relief. If the 2011 tax hikes were repealed, the state’s general fund budget would remain balanced under Budget Solutions 2012. Independent of proposals to change overall tax rates, the Pension Funding and Fairness Act has also been introduced in both the House and Senate. If the new tax rates remain in place, it is certain that the impact of tax hikes would be mitigated under the Pension Funding and Fairness Act with tax rebates available by this time next year. Budget Solutions 2012 challenges lawmakers to send the world a strong signal: Illinois is going to be a place where the cost of government is sustainable and where more of the money taxpayers earn will stay with them to spend and invest as they see fit. Future prosperity is dependent upon people moving to Illinois, hiring in Illinois, buying products in Illinois, starting new businesses in Illinois, and starting new families in Illinois. This requires lawmakers to reform spending and lower taxes.

Revenue and Spending
According to Gov. Quinn, Illinois will see $33.9 billion in general fund revenues in 2012 with the tax hike just passed. An Illinois Policy Institute brief estimated that FY2012 general revenues would have been $27.9 billion had taxes not been increased. As the chart below shows, the record revenues generated by the recent tax hikes are still not enough to cover the governor’s spending plan. His office has readily admitted that borrowing would be required to keep his proposed budget afloat. The spending detailed in Budget Solutions 2012 would lead to a considerable surplus even without the tax increase, unsurprising since we have consistently argued that the recent tax hike was unnecessary. Under Budget Solutions 2012, the State of Illinois would have seen a $350 million surplus even if taxes had not been increased. With the new revenues, the surplus grows to $6.362 billion, all of which should be allocated to pay down past due debt without borrowing further.

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Graphic 4. How the 2012 Budget Numbers Stack Up: Quinn 2012 Budget vs. Budget Solutions 2012
($ millions) Quinn Budget Budget Solutions

Operating Revenues Plus Transfers In State Revenues Federal Revenues Transfers In Total Income 27,278 4,844 1,810 33,932 27,278 4,844 1,810 33,932

Operating Expenditures and Transfers Out Appropriations Unspent Appropriations Pension Contributions Pension Obligation Bonds Transfers Out Capital Obligation Bonds Restructuring Bonds Total Spending Deficit/Surplus -26,733 802 -4,594 -1,559 -2,317 -578 -403 -35,382 -1,450 -21,141 802 -4,594 -1,559 -500 -578 0 -27,570 6,362

It’s important to keep in mind the following Illinois Policy Institute recommendations when reading Budget Solutions 2012: • General Appropriations total $21.14 billion dollars, as outlined in the line-by-line agency budgets on the following pages; • No further borrowing should be permitted, especially not for “debt restructuring bonds” proposed by the governor that would transfer past debt to future budgets and supply extra cash to further current year spending; • Additionally, the state should eliminate or reduce most of the “legislatively required transfers” out of the general fund, including the local government distributive fund, public transportation funds and other special funds (see Appendix B for a list of transfers from the General Revenue Fund to selected special state funds in 20092); • It’s time to make the full annual pension contribution using revenues from the same fiscal year, noting that benefit reforms would provide additional savings.

Per Capita Spending
Opponents of prudent spending will inevitably focus on the absolute spending reductions contained within this budget. This is understandable but fails to put the spending proposed in full context. In fiscal year 2003, state expenditures totaled $23.9 billion, including transfers out and pension obligation bond debt service.3 Adjusted for inflation, that equals $28.67 billion in today’s dollars.4 The population was 12,588,229.5 On an inflation-adjusted basis, Illinois state government spent $2,277 per person in fiscal year 2003. This alternative budget proposes $27.570 billion in state general expenditures, including the pension payment and other transfers out. Today’s population is 12,830,632.6 Under the Budget Solutions 2012 proposal, Illinois state government would spend $2,148 per resident in Fiscal Year 2012 – a mere $130 less than Rod Blagojevich’s first budget as governor. This is hardly a “doomsday” scenario.

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Graphic 5. Per Capita Real Spending in 2003 versus Budget Solutions 2012
Spending 2003 Spending 2003 Spending (inflation adjusted) 2012 Budget Solutions $23,900,000,000 $28,667,000,000 $27,570,000,000 Population 12,588,229 12,830,632 Spending Per Capita $2,277.29 $2,148.76

Looking Forward
The state’s accumulated budget deficit is not the product of one year’s overspending. It is the result of many years of spending beyond our means. The state will likely end 2011 with a deficit of $5.2 billion, mostly past due bills to state vendors and contractors who have to wait 150 days or more for payment. The state needs structural reforms, together with targeted spending reforms, to move out of today’s fiscal morass and pay our service providers on time. By limiting general funds appropriations for Fiscal Year 2012 at $21.141 billion and permitting small increases for the following two years, this budget makes it possible to pay down the state’s past due obligations over time without the new revenues from the recent tax hike. As noted earlier, if one includes the new tax revenues then the entire past due debt can be paid down in FY2012 without any further borrowing. Once that is done, that makes repealing the tax hike even more compelling. Graphic 6. Budget Solutions Proposed Operation Spending for Fiscal Years 2012-2014
Fiscal Year 2012 $21,140,951,900 Fiscal Year 2013 $21,276,812,700 Fiscal Year 2014 $21,435,682,200

The Pension Funding and Fairness Act
The Pension Funding and Fairness Act, as currently outlined in Senate Bill 3633 and House Bill 36, focuses on developing a funding mechanism for today’s pension system as well as a cap to restrain the out-of-control growth in spending plaguing the state. The proposed law would require the first payment of every budget cycle be used to make the statutorily required pension payment. Lawmakers would then budget from remaining state revenues. The Pension Funding and Fairness Act places reasonable limits on the growth of state government spending based on the increase in inflation plus the increase in population. This is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 2.3 percent, based on data from the Census Bureau and the Congressional Budget Office. Revenues that come in over the projected spending growth limit of 2.3 percent would be directed to a Debt Repayment Fund, until such time as Illinois could pay its bills on a 60 day payment cycle. Once sufficient revenue is allocated to the debt repayment fund, surplus revenues would then be allocated to a Budget Stabilization Fund. It’s designed to provide emergency cash flow in the event that the increase in state tax revenue is not enough to cover the increase in state spending under the limits – which would most likely be due to an economic recession. After the Budget Stabilization Fund is filled, further surplus revenue would be returned to Illinoisans via tax refund checks. Based on our projections, available at www.IllinoisPolicy.org, the cumulative value of the tax refunds would total hundreds of billions of dollars by 2045. What’s transformative about this plan is that it realigns priorities. Instead of fighting over a shrinking budget pie, both state employees and taxpayers will have every incentive to pursue policy solutions that grow our state’s economy. The Pension Funding and Fairness Act will help the government honor its commitments to public employee pensioners while
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also protecting taxpayers – all while launching a new period of growth and government accountability in Illinois. Additionally, it will help Illinois make significant progress in paying down past debt and putting the state back in the black. For more information on the Pension Funding and Fairness Act, the Institute’s “Mission Possible: Fully Funding Illinois’s State Pensions While Respecting Hardworking Taxpayers” is available online at www.IllinoisPolicy.org.

Guiding Principles
This budget is based on the allocation plan offered by Gov. Quinn for fiscal year 2012. We adjusted his spending requests to find the additional savings that will allow the state to balance its budget without a tax increase. Our changes are based on the following five principles: 1. Setting Priorities: Every budget is an exercise in setting priorities because there is never enough money to pay for every program desired. When revenues fall, as they inevitably do every business cycle, the need to prioritize spending is even more acute. This includes paying for teachers before administrators, roads before expansive new rail proposals and public safety before public art. 2. Competitive Grant Funding: Every year the Illinois state budget is riddled with hundreds of grants and line items. Most of those are relatively small initiatives that receive relatively little attention – and even less scrutiny. Added together, the 328 items totaling $5 million or less equal almost $350 million per year, a sum larger than the total operating budget of several state agencies. Illinois taxpayers cannot continue to fund every single one of these programs. But that doesn’t mean they all must go. In Budget Solutions 2012 every item whose final 2011 funding was $5 million or below will not receive any automatic funding, but is qualified to potentially have its funding restored through a proposed program called “Competitive Grant Funding.” In short, if a small program is vital to an agency’s mission, then that agency can submit a detailed proposal to an independent review panel that will publish clear assessment guidelines. This can be modeled after the federal Government Accountability Office’s Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) and the federal Department of Education Invest in Innovation Grant awards. This will increase transparency and produce standardized information unlike anything the state has ever seen, and based on that publicly available information with each proposal, policymakers will have to prioritize who is eligible for funding—and who is not. If successful, this program could serve as an accountable funding model for larger programs in future years. A detailed explanation of Competitive Grant Funding can be found in an accompanying Illinois Policy Institute brief. Budget Solutions 2012 makes $150 million available to be awarded through the program, saving taxpayers at least $200 million. 3. Transparency and Accountability: State government must accept its responsibilities, use taxpayers’ money in full sunlight and hold programs accountable for results. This budget proposal directs funds to make the workings of government transparent to the public, legislators and managers in executive agencies. Based on independent research relevant to government programs in Illinois, this budget recommends scaling back programs such as early childhood education where results have not met expectations, changing programs such as Medicaid to better align the incentives of recipients and taxpayers, and eliminating programs that lack evaluations or standards of success. We recommend that every state agency and local unit of government completely open their books. When spending reforms are attempted, many agencies will say that the changes are not possible. These agencies have an obligation to be fully transparent regarding every dollar spent and for what purpose so that the public can make its own judgment. The level of generality in the budget presentation makes it difficult to hold spending accountable in every instance. For example, it is clear that spending in the classroom produces better results than spending on administrators, but the state budget provides no way to determine how personnel expenses are currently distributed between functions. As a result, this alternative budget cannot show reallocations within line items – a more detailed budget proposal from the
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governor would allow for a more detailed critique. 4. Spending Fairness: Government expenditures are to improve the public welfare, not the welfare of specific groups. When community colleges offer subsidized training to selected companies, when select groups get scholarships to universities, when hand-picked businesses get marketing help, when some companies receive special tax breaks and grants or when the state tries to pick economic winners and losers, every other taxpayer bears the burden, and in the meantime, valuable state core services are crowded out. 5. Last In, First Out: Over the last decade, the state has created and/or expanded a variety of programs. The state needs to focus on core services and prioritize our budget accordingly. Where the merits of a program warrant more funding, this alternative budget increases spending. Taking a “business as usual” approach to the state budget won’t work anymore. In presenting this alternative budget, readers are asked to avoid the trap of reverting back to a “we’ve never done it this way before; it can’t be done” attitude. Rather, Illinois’s leaders need to seek out innovative changes – both in the spending allocations and the approach to how government operates. Budget Solutions 2012 is about the hardworking taxpayers of Illinois wondering how they’ll make ends meet; it is about public employees wondering if their retirements will be there; it is about families across Illinois wondering why the state can’t seem to make do with a consistently increasing budget; and ultimately, it is about putting the state back on the path to fiscal sustainability and lasting prosperity.

Agency Budgets
The following pages contain a line-by-line review of Gov. Quinn’s proposed 2012 budget. The order and organization of agency budgets echoes what was put forward by Gov. Quinn in his Budget Blue Book. Brief descriptions of core missions are provided for most agencies. When appropriate, a longer explanation is given to distinguish between Gov. Quinn’s budget decisions and those of Budget Solutions 2012. Department budgets are provided in the thousands of dollars. The following is a glossary of terms. General Funds: Refers to the following group of funds, inclusively: the General Revenue Fund, the Education Assistance Fund, the Common School Fund, and the General Revenue-Common School Special Account Fund. Personal Services: Line item for salary payments to employees. Contractual Services: Line item for services provided by a non-state employee or vendor including utilities; medical services for those in institutions; professional, technical or artistic consulting; and property and equipment rental. Other Operations: Administrative non-grant expenses of state agencies except salaries and payments for fringe benefits. For example: contractual services, travel, printing and telecommunications. Designated Purposes: Indicates funds allocated for a specific activity. Grant: An award or contribution to be used either for a specific or a general purpose, typically with no repayment provision.

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State Board of Education
The Illinois State Board of Education provides funding to 868 school districts in the state. General State Aid provides funding to school districts. Categorical grants provide the majority of funding for services mandated by state and federal programs, such as special education. Targeted grants provide funding for specific populations and purposes to school districts throughout the state. Overall, education spending accounts for nearly one third of general revenue spending in the state’s annual budget. As such, it is impossible to address Illinois’s fiscal crisis without a drawdown in annual education spending. Whereas this process may prove uncomfortable for some, it also provides the General Assembly, the State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Board of Higher Education with the opportunity to readjust their priorities. Education is a prime example in government where good policy – and not higher spending – drives better outcomes. The Illinois Policy Institute has documented the successes of schools in Florida, a state with significantly higher student poverty levels than Illinois that also spends $1,000 less per pupil. Florida’s policies – including school choice, “A through F” school ratings, charter schools and online learning – have led to superior results, especially for poor and minority students. Illinois should adopt those policies. The budget below mirrors Gov. Quinn’s in that it draws down subsidies for bus transportation. Local districts can offset that lost income by contracting out busing services to private service providers. This approach was growing in popularity in Illinois until the General Assembly introduced onerous regulations three years ago. Legislation developed by Rep. Roger Eddy would roll back that red tape, allowing districts to regain the ability to take advantage of the scale and efficiencies of the private sector. The proposed budget below also contains significant reductions to the Preschool For All program trumpeted by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. This is done to steer as many available funds as possible towards K through 12 schooling. While preschool provides the benefit of daycare to some parents, its value as a universal educational tool is far less certain. This often seems counterintuitive, but after decades and billions of dollars spent on publicly funded preschool programs – most notably Head Start – considerable evidence has mounted that these programs create few if any lasting benefits.7
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Standards, Materials, & Training for Teachers American Diploma Project Community Residential Service Authority Educator Misconduct Investigations Implementation of State Board Strategic Plan 0.0 133.7 543.9 183.7 144.3 0.0 400.0 575.0 375.0 237.5 2,900.0 400.0 592.3 375.0 237.5 CGF CGF CGF 375.0 CGF CGF CGF CGF 375.0 CGF CGF CGF CGF 375.0 CGF Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Priorities Competitive Grant 17,100.5 5,061.6 853.0 2011 Estimated 16,745.7 6,554.5 1,124.1 2012 Proposed 17,248.1 6,554.5 1,124.1 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 16,745.7 5,830.7 983.9 2013 Alternative 16,745.7 5,830.7 983.9 2014 Alternative 16,745.7 5,830.7 983.9 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Response to Intervention Initiative Student Assessments Regional Offices of Education Bus Driver Training Longitudinal Data System Temporary Relocation Expenses Total Designated Purposes Grants General State Aid Disabled Student Services/Materials, 14-13.01 Disabled Student Transportation Reimbursement Disabled Student Tuition/Private Tuition, 14-7.02 Extraordinary Special Education, 14-7.02 Regular Education Orphanage Tuition Reimbursement, 18-3 Reimbursement for Free Breakfast/Lunch Special Education Reimbursement, Orphanage Tuition14-7.03 TransportationRegular / Vocational Reimbursement, 29-5 Advanced Placement After School Matters Agricultural Education Arts and Foreign Language Education Autism Training and Technical Assistance Bilingual Education 4,600,305.1 453,530.2 4,600,305.1 459,600.0 4,862,301.1 465,700.0 4,250,000.0 367,134.8 1,340.0 28,081.9 70.0 243.2 100.0 30,840.7 2011 Estimated 1,072.0 26,334.7 70.0 0.0 0.0 29,064.2 2012 Proposed 1,072.0 26,334.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 31,911.5

Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative CGF 26,000.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 26,375.0 2013 Alternative CGF 26,000.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 26,375.0 2014 Alternative CGF 26,000.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 26,375.0 Reason Competitive Grant Accountability Priorities Accountability Priorities

4,377,500.0 367,134.8

4,508,825.0 367,134.8

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417,362.7

429,700.0

436,800.0

326,021.6

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181,100.0 334,236.8 13,000.0 26,287.3

181,100.0 334,236.8 13,000.0 26,300.0

186,700.0 343,375.7 13,000.0 32,875.0

156,146.4 334,236.8 9,693.3 26,300.0

156,146.4 334,236.8 9,693.3 26,300.0

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101,700.0

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335,492.4 808.6 4,500.0 3,043.1 1,594.7 100.0 68,086.8

205,009.7 527.0 4,000.0 1,947.6 1,280.0 100.0 63,381.2

175,009.7 527.0 2,500.0 1,947.6 1,280.0 100.0 66,881.2

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175,009.7 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 47,736.0

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Blind/Dyslexic Persons Reading Program Career and Technical Education Programs Children’s Mental Health Partnership District Consolidation Costs/Supplemental Payments to School Districts Early Childhood Education Growth Model National Board Certified Teachers Philip J. Rock Center and School Principal Mentoring Program Re-Enrolling StudentsAlternative Schools Network Regional Safe Schools Standards, Assessment, Accountability Summer School Payments, 18-4.3 Tax-Equivalent Grants Teach for America Teacher and Administrator Mentoring Program Technology for Success Truant Alternative and Optional Education Program Visually Impaired/ Educational Materials Coordinating Unit Regional Superintendent’s Services 816.6 38,562.1 2,660.2 2011 Estimated 816.6 38,562.1 1,620.0 2012 Proposed 816.6 38,562.1 1,620.0

Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative CGF 38,562.1 CGF 2013 Alternative CGF 38,562.1 CGF 2014 Alternative CGF 38,562.1 CGF Reason Competitive Grant Priorities Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Accountability Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Priorities Priorities Priorities Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Priorities Priorities Priorities Competitive Grant Priorities

3,073.2

3,700.0

4,600.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

340,884.7 2,441.1 5,742.5 3,577.8 1,772.4 3,600.0 16,681.5 990.0 11,602.5 222.6 225.0 7,131.2 4,169.3 17,841.8

342,235.3 2,400.0 2,756.4 3,577.8 830.8 3,600.0 9,341.9 1,002.8 11,700.0 222.6 225.0 5,628.0 3,335.8 14,059.0

380,261.4 2,400.0 2,000.0 3,577.8 2,200.0 3,200.0 9,341.9 6,002.8 11,200.0 222.6 1,225.0 6,815.2 7,700.0 14,059.0

85,558.8 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 9,341.9 0.0 9,168.7 CGF CGF 2,814.0 0.0 8,446.0

85,558.8 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 9,341.9 0.0 9,168.7 CGF CGF 2,814.0 0.0 8,446.0

85,558.8 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 9,341.9 0.0 9,168.7 CGF CGF 2,814.0 0.0 8,446.0

1,421.1

1,421.1

1,421.1

CGF

CGF

CGF

4,807.5

4,450.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Regional Superintendents’ and Assistants’ Compensation Classroom Cubed General State Aid Hold Harmless Grow Your Own Teachers Reading Improvement Block Grant Regional Offices of Education Supervisory Expenses School Breakfast Incentive Program School Safety and Educational Improvement Block Grant Special Education Hold Harmless Summer Bridges Program Textbook Loans Reappropriation, 18-17 Total Grants Total General Funds 9,054.4 0.0 15,670.6 3,137.6 67,723.5 102.0 360.5 2011 Estimated 8,262.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2013 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2014 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason

Accountability Fairness Accountability Accountability Accountability Accountability Accountability

18,710.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

17,141.6 20,121.8 39,665.9

0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0 5,927,755.0 5,977,690.3

0.0 0.0 0.0 6,055,255.0 6,105,190.3

0.0 0.0 0.0 6,186,580.0 6,236,515.3

Priorities Last In First Out Priorities

7,218,533.8 6,900,435.5 7,187,922.8 7,272,389.5 6,953,924.0 7,244,761.0

Teachers’ Retirement System
The Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) is a public pension plan for Illinois public school teachers and administrators.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Designated Purposes Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois - Health Insurance Total Designated Purposes Grants Retirement 120.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 120.0 Priorities 79,007.0 79,007.0 85,953.0 85,953.0 87,622.0 87,622.0 85,953.0 85,953.0 90,250.7 90,250.7 94,763.2 94,763.2 Accountability 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed 2012 Alternative Budget Solutions 2013 Alternative 2014 Alternative Reason

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual State’s Additional Contribution to the Public School Teachers’ Pension and Retirement Fund of Chicago, per Section 17127 of the Pension Code. Teachers’ Retirement Chicago Public Schools Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois Guarantee Minimum Supplement Total Grants Total General Funds 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed 2012 Alternative

Budget Solutions 2013 Alternative 2014 Alternative Reason

5,029.0

10,449.0

10,449.0

10,449.0

10,449.0

10,449.0

Priorities

32,522.4 834,861.7

32,522.4 0.0

33,498.1 0.0

33,498.1 0.0

33,498.1 0.0

33,498.1 0.0

Priorities Priorities

0.0 872,533.1 951,540.1

0.0 43,091.4 129,044.4

0.0 44,067.1 131,689.1

0.0 43,947.1 129,900.1

0.0 43,947.1 134,197.8

0.0 43,947.1 138,710.3

Priorities

Board of Higher Education
Illinois’s higher education system is supported by a number of related agencies, including the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), the statewide coordinating board for higher education in Illinois. Students are in the best position to make prudent decisions over their financial and academic futures. As such it was a priority to maintain funding for the Monetary Award Program (MAP), which is a tuition assistance program that enables students of limited means to better afford college. The MAP program is administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Insofar as reductions were made to direct institutional funding for the state’s four-year universities, community colleges, and support agencies, it was done so in order to maintain current levels of support for the MAP grant program, which assists students attending all institutions of higher learning in Illinois.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Illinois P-20 Council/ Transition of ISBE Program(s) to IBHE Total Designated Purposes Grants 69.5 69.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1,975.4 480.1 96.4 2011 Estimated 2,270.8 568.5 136.7 2012 Proposed 2,270.8 568.5 136.7 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 1,816.6 454.8 109.4 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative 1,816.6 454.8 109.4 1,816.6 454.8 109.4 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Competitive Grant for Nursing Schools to Increase the Number of Graduating Nurses For Costs Associated With the u.Select System For Costs Associated With a P-20 Student Information System Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois Grants Grants for Cooperative Work Study Programs Grow Your Own Teachers Program Nurse Educator Fellowships to Supplement Nurse Faculty Salaries Quad Cities Graduate Study Center Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Diversity Initiatives Chicago Area Health and Medical Careers Program (CAHMCP) STEM Diversity Initiatives - Illinois Math and Science Academy Excellence FUSION (2000 Program) University Center of Lake County Total Grants Total General Funds 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed

Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Reason

844.0

880.0

880.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

230.0

230.0

230.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant

255.1

205.0

205.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

1,612.5

1,640.0

1,640.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

1,230.0 0.0

1,230.0 0.0

1,230.0 2,500.0

CGF CGF

CGF CGF

CGF CGF

180.0

180.0

180.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

130.0

130.0

130.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

531.0

531.0

531.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

59.0

59.0

59.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

1,716.0 6,787.6 9,409.0

1,716.0 6,801.0 9,777.0

1,716.0 9,301.0 12,277.0

CGF 0.0 2,380.8

CGF 0.0 2,380.8

CGF 0.0 2,380.8

Competitive Grant

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Chicago State University
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Financial Assistance Outreach Center Total Designated Purposes Grants Awards and Grants Total Grants Capital Improvements Permanent Improvements Total Capital Improvements Total General Funds 94.7 94.7 42,112.0 0.0 0.0 39,710.6 0.0 0.0 39,710.6 0.0 0.0 31,505.0 0.0 0.0 31,505.0 0.0 0.0 31,505.0 5.0 5.0 104.4 104.4 104.4 104.4 CGF 0.0 CGF 0.0 CGF 0.0 Competitive Grant 0.0 0.0 225.0 225.0 225.0 225.0 CGF 0.0 CGF 0.0 CGF 0.0 Competitive Grant 38,876.7 2,756.0 379.6 2011 Estimated 36,231.1 2,526.7 623.4 2012 Proposed 36,231.1 2,526.7 623.4 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 Alternative Alternative 28,984.9 2,021.4 498.7 28,984.9 2,021.4 498.7 2014 Alternative 28,984.9 2,021.4 498.7 Reason Fairness Fairness Fairness

Eastern Illinois University
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Total General Funds 48,466.5 1,023.7 1,076.3 50,566.5 2011 Estimated 45,313.0 1,000.0 1,100.0 47,413.0 2012 Proposed 45,313.0 1,000.0 1,100.0 47,413.0 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 33,984.8 800.0 880.0 35,664.8 2013 Alternative 33,984.8 800.0 880.0 35,664.8 2014 Alternative 33,984.8 800.0 880.0 35,664.8 Reason Fairness Fairness Fairness

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Center for Excellence in Health Professions Education Global Trade Center Metropolitan Institute for Leadership in Education Total Designated Purposes Grants Awards and Grants Total Grants Total General Funds 100.0 100.0 28,324.4 93.8 93.8 26,558.0 93.8 93.8 26,558.0 CGF 0.0 21,171.4 CGF 0.0 21,171.4 CGF 0.0 21,171.4 Competitive Grant 135.0 100.0 300.0 535.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Fairness Fairness Fairness 23,686.0 3,203.4 800.0 2011 Estimated 22,663.6 3,003.6 797.0 2012 Proposed 22,663.6 3,003.6 797.0 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 18,130.9 2,402.9 637.6 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative 18,130.9 2,402.9 637.6 18,130.9 2,402.9 637.6 Reason Fairness Fairness Fairness

Illinois State University
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total General Funds 85,096.4 85,096.4 2011 Estimated 79,789.5 79,789.5 2012 Proposed 79,789.5 79,789.5 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 Alternative Alternative 63,831.6 63,831.6 63,831.6 63,831.6 2014 Alternative 63,831.6 63,831.6 Reason Fairness

Northeastern Illinois University
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total General Funds 43,401.9 43,401.9 2011 2012 Estimated Proposed 40,695.2 40,695.2 40,695.2 40,695.2 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 32,556.2 32,556.2 2013 Alternative 32,556.2 32,556.2 2014 Alternative 32,556.2 32,556.2 Reason

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Northern Illinois University
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Grants Awards and Grants Total Grants Total General Funds 185.7 185.7 107,431.1 0.0 0.0 100,731.3 0.0 0.0 100,731.3 0.0 0.0 80,585.0 0.0 0.0 80,585.0 0.0 0.0 80,585.0 Fairness 96,696.5 6,823.0 3,725.9 2011 Estimated 90,341.9 6,823.0 3,566.4 2012 Proposed 90,341.9 6,823.0 3,566.4 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 72,273.5 5,458.4 2,853.1 2013 Alternative 72,273.5 5,458.4 2,853.1 2014 Alternative 72,273.5 5,458.4 2,853.1 Reason Fairness Fairness Fairness

Southern Illinois University
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes SimmonsCooper Cancer Center Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 0.0 0.0 234,167.0 1,200.0 1,200.0 220,763.5 0.0 0.0 220,763.5 0.0 0.0 175,650.8 0.0 0.0 175,650.8 0.0 0.0 175,650.8 214,619.6 13,722.6 5,824.8 2011 Estimated 203,924.0 11,081.7 4,557.8 2012 Proposed 205,572.2 10,848.0 4,343.3 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 163,139.2 8,865.4 3,646.2 163,139.2 8,865.4 3,646.2 163,139.2 8,865.4 3,646.2 Reason Fairness Fairness Fairness

University of Illinois
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services 673,286.4 44,073.1 2011 Estimated 651,265.7 40,046.4 2012 Proposed 641,881.6 40,046.4 2012 Alternative 488,449.3 30,034.8 Budget Solutions 2013 Alternative 488,449.3 30,034.8 2014 Alternative 488,449.3 30,034.8 Reason Fairness Fairness

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes College of Medicine Hispanic Center of Excellence Dixon Springs Agriculture Center Public Policy Institute - UIC CHANCE Program Total Designated Purposes Grants Awards and Grants Claims Under Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Diseases Acts and Other Statutes and Tort Claims College of Dentistry Hospital and Medical Total Grants Total General Funds 6,057.5 0.0 6,057.5 0.0 800.0 350.0 1,250.0 0.0 2,400.0 800.0 328.3 1,250.0 0.0 2,378.3 800.0 328.3 1,250.0 0.0 2,378.3 CGF CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 9,263.1 2011 Estimated 3,016.8 2012 Proposed 3,016.8 2012 Alternative 3,016.8

Budget Solutions 2013 Alternative 3,016.8 2014 Alternative 3,016.8 Reason Fairness

CGF CGF CGF 0.0 0.0

CGF CGF CGF 0.0 0.0

Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Priorities

0.0

0.0

Fairness

3,299.9

0.0

3,326.6

3,326.6

3,326.6

3,326.6

Priorities

350.0 4,689.7 14,397.1 743,419.7

350.0 0.0 350.0 697,057.2

350.0 0.0 9,734.1 697,057.2

CGF 0.0 3,326.6 524,827.5

CGF 0.0 3,326.6 524,827.5

CGF 0.0 3,326.6 524,827.5

Competitive Grant Priorities

Western Illinois University
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Capital Improvements Permanent Improvements Total Capital Improvements 41.2 41.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 56,212.3 3,068.4 597.7 2011 Estimated 52,544.8 2,500.0 1,137.9 2012 Proposed 52,544.8 2,500.0 1,137.9 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 42,035.8 2,000.0 910.3 42,035.8 2,000.0 910.3 42,035.8 2,000.0 910.3 Reason Fairness Fairness Fairness

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total General Funds 59,919.6 2011 Estimated 56,182.7 2012 Proposed 56,182.7

Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 44,946.2 44,946.2 44,946.2 Reason

Illinois Community College Board
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes College and Career Readiness Program For Costs Associated with GED Testing Fund 339 Refund Operating Lump Sum Student Success Grants Total Designated Purposes Grants Adult Education Grants to Eligible Providers Adult Education Performance Based Grants Adult Education Public Assistance Career and Technical Education Grants to Colleges (State Match) City Colleges of Chicago Educational-Related Expenses City Colleges of Chicago - Retirees Health Insurance Grant 16,018.5 16,026.2 16,026.2 12,821.0 12,821.0 12,821.0 Fairness 747.3 768.1 0.0 0.0 13,009.1 14,524.5 750.0 1,000.0 250.0 0.0 0.0 2,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2,000.0 CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Competitive Grant Competitive Grant 1,237.6 311.3 557.4 2011 Estimated 1,237.3 348.3 558.8 2012 Proposed 1,237.3 348.3 558.8 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 1,051.7 296.1 475.0 2013 Alternative 1,051.7 296.1 475.0 2014 Alternative 1,051.7 296.1 475.0 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

10,701.6 5,545.2

10,701.6 5,546.2

10,701.6 5,546.2

8,561.3 4,437.0

8,561.3 4,437.0

8,561.3 4,437.0

Fairness Fairness Last In First Out

17,187.2

17,569.4

17,569.4

17,569.4

17,569.4

17,569.4

15,000.0

15,000.0

15,000.0

12,000.0

12,000.0

12,000.0

Priorities

626.6

626.6

626.6

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Community Colleges - Base Operating Grants Community Colleges - Equalization Grants Community Colleges - Small College Grants Community Colleges - Workforce Development Grants Operate Educational Facility in East St. Louis Scholarships to Qualifying Graduates of the Lincoln’s ChalleNGe Program Veterans’ Grants Reimbursements Federal Recovery - Education Stabilization Community Colleges - Base Operating Grants Federal Recovery General Stabilization Community Colleges - Base Operating Grants Total Grants Total General Funds 191,837.1 76,933.0 780.0 2011 Estimated 198,811.0 76,933.0 780.0 2012 Proposed 198,811.0 77,113.0 660.0

Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 159,048.8 61,690.4 CGF 2013 Alternative 159,048.8 61,690.4 CGF 2014 Alternative 159,048.8 61,690.4 CGF Reason Fairness Fairness Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Fairness

3,311.3

3,311.3

3,311.3

CGF

CGF

CGF

1,589.1

1,589.1

1,589.1

CGF

CGF

CGF

43.9

61.6

61.6

CGF

CGF

CGF

7,259.5

7,261.5

7,261.5

0.0

0.0

0.0

5,463.4

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

1,510.5

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

353,806.9 370,437.8

354,217.5 358,361.9

354,277.5 358,421.9

276,127.8 277,950.5

276,127.8 277,950.5

276,127.8 277,950.5

Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Designated Purposes Veterans’ Home Nurses’ Loan Repayment Program Total Designated Purposes Grants College Savings Bond Grants 206.4 0.0 325.0 CGF CGF CGF Competitive Grant 20.1 20.1 0.0 0.0 50.0 50.0 CGF 0.0 CGF 0.0 CGF 0.0 Competitive Grant 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Reason

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Dependents Grants to Children of Policemen, Firemen or Correctional Officers Killed or Disabled in the Line of Duty For the Loan Repayment for Teachers Program Illinois Future Teacher Corps Scholarships Illinois Scholars Program Illinois Veterans Grants Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grants Nurse Educator Loan Repayment Program Illinois National Guard and Naval Militia Scholarships Payment of Minority Teacher Scholarships (MTI) Student-to-Student Grant Program Illinois Incentive for Access Grant Program Scholarships to Eligible Nursing Education Students Total Grants Total General Funds 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed

Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Reason

710.1

950.0

950.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

494.7 1,917.6 3,160.0 16,761.4 386,661.9 300.0 4,710.3

250.0 1,000.0 2,528.0 3,000.0 403,896.1 0.0 2,200.0

500.0 2,000.0 3,160.0 6,000.0 428,896.1 300.0 4,400.0

CGF CGF CGF 0.0 450,000.0 CGF CGF

CGF CGF CGF 0.0 450,000.0 CGF CGF

CGF CGF CGF 0.0 450,000.0 CGF CGF

Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Fairness Fairness Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Fairness

2,133.8 948.3 4,716.6

2,000.0 0.0 0.0

2,500.0 950.0 0.0

CGF CGF 0.0

CGF CGF 0.0

CGF CGF 0.0

528.5 423,249.6 423,269.8

0.0 415,824.1 415,824.1

0.0 449,981.1 450,031.1

0.0 450,000.0 450,000.0

0.0 450,000.0 450,000.0

0.0 450,000.0 450,000.0

Fairness

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Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Located in Aurora, the Illinois Math and Science Academy is a residential state-funded high school that enrolls students from throughout the state who demonstrate advanced academic abilities. It is more closely aligned with the state’s institutions of higher education than the K through 12 educational bureaucracy.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Grants Excellence 2000 Program Two Field Officers Total Grants Total General Funds 325.0 0.0 325.0 18,203.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 18,216.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 18,216.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 17,669.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 17,669.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 17,669.8 Priorities 11,742.5 4,462.7 1,673.5 2011 Estimated 12,507.3 4,297.2 1,411.9 2012 Proposed 12,507.4 4,297.0 1,412.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 Alternative Alternative 11,977.4 4,225.0 1,467.4 11,977.4 4,225.0 1,467.4 2014 11,977.4 4,225.0 1,467.4 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

State Universities Retirement System
The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) administers a program of retirement annuities and other benefits, including death, disability and survivor benefits for employees of the state universities, community colleges and higher education agencies.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Designated Purposes College Insurance Program Total Designated Purposes Grants Retirement Total Grants Total General Funds 0.0 0.0 12,602.3 0.0 0.0 4,237.3 0.0 0.0 4,396.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Priorities

Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 0.0 2013 Alternative 0.0 2014 Alternative 0.0 Reason

2011 Estimated 0.0

2012 Proposed 0.0

8,542.8

Priorities

4,059.4 4,059.4

4,237.3 4,237.3

4,396.2 4,396.2

CGF 0.0

CGF 0.0

CGF 0.0

Competitive Grant

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State University Civil Service System
The State Universities Civil Service System maintains and administers a program of personnel administration for the state universities system and related entities in higher education.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes For Costs Associated With The Relocation of Offices Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 3.0 3.0 1,143.9 3.0 3.0 1,276.2 0.0 0.0 1,276.2 0.0 0.0 1,145.9 0.0 0.0 1,145.9 0.0 0.0 1,145.9 Priorities 899.1 162.7 79.0 2011 Estimated 945.9 247.1 80.2 2012 Proposed 971.5 233.3 71.4 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 851.3 222.4 72.2 851.3 222.4 72.2 851.3 222.4 72.2 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

Department Of Agriculture
The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) regulates Illinois agribusiness to protect both producers and consumers of raw and processed agricultural products from mislabeled, contaminated or diseased commodities. Agency programs help to protect our state’s natural resources through regulatory oversight and financial incentives. Department staff also promotes Illinois agriculture by conducting state fairs, providing grant assistance to 4-H clubs, funding county fairs, marketing Illinois agricultural products and providing assistance to develop new, value-added agricultural ventures. Agriculture is one of many important sectors that make up Illinois’s economy. Those who stand to benefit financially from agricultural research and promotion should fund related programs. A reinvigorated private sector can manage many aspects of the Department of Agriculture’s portfolio, ranging from exotic pest eradication to weights and measures certifications. State subsidies to fairs and prize money awards should no longer be automatic. The budget below requires that any renewed funding to state fairs be awarded through our proposed Competitive Grant Funding initiative. A sensible solution for state fairs in Springfield and DuQuoin would be to charge admission rates, booth and display fees and concessions in line with the cost of these events, so that they may be self-funded in the future. Several state fairs in other states turn a profit and, as such, are self-funding.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services 14,442.9 4,814.3 2011 Estimated 14,219.7 4,831.4 2012 Proposed 16,464.7 3,512.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 12,797.7 3,512.0 12,797.7 3,512.0 12,797.7 3,512.0 Reason Priorities Priorities

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Cook County Extension Exotic Pest Eradication Fire Protection Springfield Administration of the Livestock Management Facilities Act Costs of Administrative Operations State Cooperative Extension Service Trust Fund DuQuoin State Fair Entertainment DuQuoin State Fair Entertainment, Including the Percentage Portion of Entertainment Contracts Inspections of Amusement Attractions Motor Fuel and Petroleum Standards Program Implementation of an Agriculture Assembly Shared Service Total Designated Purposes Grants Awards and Premiums at DuQuoin State Fair Awards and Premiums at the Illinois State Fair Awards and Premiums for Grand Circuit Horse Racing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds Awards to Livestock Breeders Grants to Soil and Water Conservation Districts Other Grants 117.3 6.7 108.8 202.1 114.5 212.7 CGF CGF 4,499.6 455.9 105.9 275.5 459.9 1,628.2 0.0 2,749.2 456.0 114.4 275.5 697.0 994.7 200.0 2,893.9 480.0 120.4 290.0 750.0 1,047.1 200.0 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 1,142.7 2011 Estimated 1,412.1 2012 Proposed 1,291.5

Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 1,270.9 1,270.9 1,270.9 Reason Priorities

CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF

CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF

Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Fairness Fairness

335.6

320.7

337.6

CGF

CGF

CGF

526.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 8,287.3

503.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 6,310.8

501.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 6,620.9

CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

CGF CGF

CGF CGF

Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Accountability

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94.0

98.9

CGF

CGF

CGF

426.6 5,827.0 0.0

109.3 3,355.0 0.0

115.0 2,931.6 0.0

CGF CGF 0.0

CGF CGF 0.0

CGF CGF 0.0

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Grants Total General Funds 6,377.6 35,064.7 2011 Estimated 3,869.2 30,643.2 2012 Proposed 3,472.7 31,361.8

Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 17,580.6 0.0 17,580.6 0.0 17,580.6 Reason

Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) provides technical and financial assistance to businesses, local governments, workers and families. As the state’s lead economic development agency, DCEO works to capitalize on Illinois’s strengths as a center of transportation, manufacturing and technology development. DCEO administers a wide range of programs and services in the areas of business, workforce and community development, small business, technology, international trade, tourism, energy, recycling, coal development, homeland security and film production. Businesses succeed because they offer a good or service that consumers want, at a price that they will pay while still creating a profit. In Illinois, some businesses have extra help because the government gives them subsidies, tax breaks and favorable treatment. At the end of the day, the big losers are the taxpayers, who pay for legislators’ selective handouts through higher taxes. Bureaucratic operatives should not determine which businesses and workers receive special perks from the state and which do not. If an employer wants to offer its employees additional skills training, the company should pick up the cost. After all, the business will be the direct and immediate beneficiary if having higher-skilled workers leads to increased profits. Many of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s business development services are already available in the private sector. If private businesses are truly interested in services like global marketing and technology support, plenty of private-sector outfits are ready and willing to provide these services. The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity should be closed, its general funding ended. Any necessary oversight programs funded through other state sources should be administered by other agencies such as the Illinois Commerce Commission. A number of DCEO programs below are eligible for renewal under our proposed Competitive Grant Funding initiative – other agencies and not DCEO can submit proposals through the initiative to administer those programs, should they be awarded funding.

Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Community Programs 13,127.7 3,000.0 0.0 CGF 8,488.20 3,010.0 1,248.7 2011 Estimated 10,634.10 1,743.5 1,261.50 2012 Proposed 10,634.90 2,888.50 1,261.50

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CGF

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Illinois Capital Revolving Loan Fund Transfer For costs associated with new and expanding international markets for Illinois Business and Industries Illinois Global Partnership Total Designated Purposes Grants DCEO Community Programs DCEO Job Training Programs DCEO TechnologyBased Programs IL Office of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Operational Expenses for the Office of Trade and Investment Central IL Economic Development Authority Unallocated Grant Lump Sum Allocation Nonrecurring Projects Total Grants Total General Funds 960.0 11,810.6 867.5 3,960.6 750.0 12,313.5 1,000.0 4,440.0 2,495.0 31,000.0 1,000.0 4,900.0 CGF 0.0 CGF CGF 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0

Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Priorities

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Fairness

0.0 13,127.7

0.0 3,000.0

0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0

Fairness

CGF 0.0 CGF CGF

CGF 0.0 CGF CGF

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Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Fairness Fairness

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2,095.8

4,000.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

0.0 0.0 0.0 20,676.7 46,551.4

500.0 0.0 0.0 21,099.3 37,738.4

0.0 0.0 0.0 43,395.0 58,179.9

CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

East St. Louis Financial Authority
East St. Louis Financial Advisory Authority was established in 1990 to assist the City of East St. Louis with financial management and longterm financial sustainability.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Designated Purposes Operating expenses 120.0 116.4 116.4 CGF CGF CGF Competitive Grant 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative Reason

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 120.0 120.0 2011 Estimated 116.4 116.4 2012 Proposed 116.4 116.4

Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason

Illinois Commerce Commission
The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) is responsible under various Illinois laws for ensuring safe, efficient, reliable and uninterrupted utility services to citizens of Illinois. It also regulates the financial organization of utility companies while allowing them the opportunity to earn a reasonable profit. The ICC regulates commercial motor carriers of property operating within Illinois, ensures public safety through the inspection of railroads and natural gas pipelines operating within Illinois, and assists in the development and implementation of local 9-1-1 emergency telephone systems throughout Illinois. Finally, the ICC protects consumers from unethical and unlawful business practices by regulating household goods carriers, relocation towing companies and safety towing companies. The ICC is charged with pursuing “an appropriate balance between the interest of consumers and existing and emerging service providers.” Rather than letting the market determine the appropriate “balance” between buyers and sellers, the ICC often serves as a barrier to business. The state should interfere as little as possible in commercial affairs, yet organizations like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce consider Illinois’s regulatory climate to be one of the most stifling in the country. For example, household goods movers must prove to the ICC that “a public need for the service exists” prior to receiving permission to operate. To determine whether a need exists, “the Commission shall consider demographic statistics, supporting shipper testimony, or any other evidence presented which is material and relevant.” All the paperwork and demonstrations cost an aspiring mover $1,350.8 The Illinois Commerce Commission does not rely on general funds.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Designated Purposes Public Utilities Program Administration Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 1,000.0 CGF 0.0 0.0 CGF 0.0 0.0 CGF 0.0 0.0 Competitive Grant 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed Budget Solutions 2012 2013 Alternative Alternative 2014 Alternative Reason

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Illinois Power Agency
The Illinois Power Agency (IPA) is an independent state agency dedicated to developing electricity procurement plans. The IPA is also authorized to develop electricity generation facilities that utilize coal or renewable sources of energy, and to supply power from its facilities, at cost, to municipal electric systems, rural electric cooperatives and governmental aggregators. The Illinois Power Agency does not rely on general funds.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Designated Purposes For Ordinary and Contingent Expenses of the Illinois Power Agency. Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 2013 Alternative 2014 Alternative Reason

Illinois Finance Authority
The Illinois Finance Authority (IFA) is a self-financed statewide issuer of municipal bonds for capital projects that support non-profit 501(c)(3) corporations, including healthcare, education, cultural and social service entities. The Illinois Finance Authority does not rely on general funds.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total General Funds 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason

Illinois Sports Facilities Authority
The Illinois Sports Facilities Authority does not rely on general funds.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total General Funds 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason

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Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
The Illinois Tollway maintains and operates 286 miles of interstate tollways in 12 counties in Northern Illinois. The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority does not rely on general funds.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total General Funds 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason

Department of Labor
The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of 25 labor and safety laws. The department is organized into the following major areas: Fair Labor Standards/Prevailing Wage, Public Safety, Equal Opportunity Workforce and General Office.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Equal Pay Act and Victim’s Economic Security Act ( Known as “VESSA”) Displaced Homemaker Grants Program Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 129.8 209.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Priorities 4,151.6 470.9 291.2 2011 Estimated 4,071.4 470.9 272.8 2012 Proposed 4,884.7 369.8 205.4 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 3,664.3 327.5 205.4 2013 Alternative 3,774.2 337.3 205.4 2014 Alternative 3,887.4 347.5 205.4 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

0.0 129.8 5,043.5

0.0 209.4 5,024.5

0.0 0.0 5,459.9

0.0 0.0 4,197.2

0.0 0.0 4,316.9

0.0 0.0 4,440.3

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Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) is a municipal corporation that owns and manages the McCormick Place complex and seeks to promote and operate conventions, fairs and expositions in the Chicago area. The Metropolitan Pier And Exposition Authority does not rely on general funds.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total General Funds 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason

Southwestern Illinois Development Authority
The Southwestern Illinois Development Authority is a special-purpose, municipal corporation and local governmental unit created by the Illinois state legislature to promote, encourage and facilitate economic development in four southwestern Illinois counties.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Grants For Replenishment of a Draw on the Debt Service Reserve Fund Backing Bonds Issued on Behalf of Alton Center Business Park For Replenishment of a Draw on the Debt Service Reserve Fund Backing Bonds Issued on Behalf of Laclede Steel-Illinois For Replenishment of a Draw on the Debt Service Reserve Fund Backing Bonds Issued on Behalf of Waste Recovery-Illinois and Related Trustee and Legal Expenses For Replenishment of a Draw on the Debt Service Reserve Fund Backing Bonds Issued on Behalf of Spectrulite Consortium Inc. Total Grants Total General Funds 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Reason

782.1

681.9

700.0

700.0

700.0

700.0

Priorities

1,420.0

1,460.4

1,115.0

1,115.0

1,115.0

1,115.0

Priorities

366.2

369.7

291.9

291.9

291.9

291.9

Priorities

0.4

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

2,568.7 2,568.7

2,512.0 2,512.0

2,107.0 2,107.0

2,106.9 2,106.9

2,106.9 2,106.9

2,106.9 2,106.9

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Department of Transportation
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is responsible for the planning, coordination and maintenance of highways, aviation, public transit, inner-city passenger rail and freight rail systems. IDOT also administers traffic safety programs. Much of the state’s transportation spending occurs from accounts other than the general revenue fund. However, general revenue funds are transferred into special transportation funds, as shown in Appendix B. Public transit and Amtrak should bear the full cost of operating their portions of the transportation system, including the cost of conducting technical studies. Transit authorities should pursue budget reforms, including operating savings and revenue generators, which would preclude the need for yet another taxpayer bailout. Cost-saving measures are clear. For example, the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus drivers have the 3rd-highest top wage rate in the nation, according to a Chicago Tribune analysis, and the highest-paid rate in the nation when cost of living for the Chicago area is taken in account.9 Above-market wages and benefits are inappropriate when the state is broke. Furthermore, transit needs to align costs with revenues. A 2007 analysis by the Illinois Policy Institute found that the CTA failed to maintain pricing even to inflation. A CTA customer in 1969/1970 paid 36 percent more in real purchasing power for his or her ride than did a 2007 rider.10 Amtrak received $26 million in Fiscal Year 2011 in a state subsidy for an operating deficit for intercity rail services, in addition to large federal subsidies. Even with generous public subsidies, Amtrak continues to lose money. A Pew analysis found that Amtrak lost $32 per passenger in 2008.11 So-called high-speed rail plans won’t turn the money-losing venture around. Generous projections average the ridership from the Federal Railroad Administration’s high-speed rail plan at 58 miles per person in 2025. Compare that to the 15,000 passenger miles ridden in a car each year. The average Illinoisan will take a round trip on high-speed rail once every 8.7 years. For every Illinoisan who rides high-speed rail once a month, more than 100 residents will never ride it.12
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Administrative Expenses in Connection with Section 18 of the Federal Urban Mass Transportation Act Emissions Testing/ Inspection Program for Diesel Powered Vehicles in Selected Areas Public Transportation Technical StudiesState share Intertownship Program for Northwest Suburban Cook County Total Designated Purposes 209.0 2011 Estimated 150.0 2012 Proposed 265.0 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 135.0 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative 135.0 135.0 Reason Priorities

12.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Fairness

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0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Accountability

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0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Fairness

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

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0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Grants RTA Debt Service Payments Reimbursement for Reduced Fares - RTA Service Boards PACE Paratransit State Share of Operating Deficit for Intercity Rail Services - AMTRAK For Purposes Described in Sections 31 and 34 of the Illinois Aeronautics Act Total Grants Total General Funds 5,098.6 33,570.0 8,500.0 26,202.9 10,199.6 33,570.0 8,500.0 26,000.0 11,206.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 10,199.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed

Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Reason

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Priorities Fairness Priorities Fairness

297.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Fairness

73,668.6 74,119.1

78,269.6 78,419.6

11,206.6 11,471.6

10,199.6 10,334.6

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0.0 135.0

Upper Illinois River Valley Development Authority
The Upper Illinois River Valley Development Authority is a general development agency serving the Counties of Bureau, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, LaSalle, Marshall, McHenry and Putnam. UIRVDA can issue bonds that can finance capital improvements and can reduce the rate of interest.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Grants For Replenishment of a Draw on the Debt Service Reserve Fund Backing Bonds Issued on Behalf of Waste Recovery-Illinois and Related Trustee and Legal Expenses Total Grants Total General Funds 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative Reason

289.0

292.9

2,253.8

2,253.8

2,253.8

2,253.8

Fairness and accountability

289.0 289.0

292.9 292.9

2,253.8 2,253.8

2,253.8 2,253.8

2,253.8 2,253.8

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Department of Corrections
The Department of Corrections (DOC) is responsible for providing care, custody, treatment and rehabilitation for adult offenders committed by the courts. DOC maintains and administers 28 correctional centers and manages a parole system for formerly incarcerated persons in the community. Overcrowded prisons and overburdened probation and parole officers do nothing for public safety. Rewarding wardens for low recidivism, focusing on community corrections and increasing local police presence can all contribute to lower recidivism as well as reducing crime in the first place. Alternative sentencing programs like those tried in Texas and Kansas can slow or reverse the upward trend in prison populations and expenses.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Shared Services Initiative, Other Operational Expenses For Statewide Hospitalization Methamphetamine Pilot Program Redeploy IL Additional Frontline Staff Total Designated Purposes Grants Sheriffs’ Fees for Conveying Prisoners State’s Share of Assistant State’s Attorneys’ Salaries Tort Claims Anti-Violence Prevention Cook County Boot Camp Cook County Juvenile Detention Center Grant to Operation Ceasefire Total Grants 337.4 270.6 57.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 665.3 337.4 376.4 760.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1,474.5 337.4 376.4 816.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1,530.0 303.7 338.8 816.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1,458.7 303.7 338.8 816.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1,458.7 303.7 338.8 816.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1,458.7 Priorities Priorities Priorities Priorities Priorities Priorities Priorities 7,512.9 2,045.6 1,500.0 262.5 0.0 11,320.9 8,854.0 4,861.6 1,500.0 0.0 0.0 15,215.6 6,682.4 4,861.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 11,544.0 CGF CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 CGF CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 CGF CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Accountability Priorities 806,081.9 245,378.2 92,008.7 2011 Estimated 762,355.4 238,932.2 96,526.9 2012 Proposed 882,619.1 269,033.9 110,064.6 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 Alternative Alternative 762,355.4 215,039.0 86,874.2 762,355.4 215,039.0 86,874.2 2014 Alternative 762,355.4 215,039.0 86,874.2 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Capital Improvements Repair, Maintenance and Other Capital Improvements Total Capital Improvements Total General Funds 885.7 885.7 375.0 375.0 3,250.0 3,250.0 CGF 0.0 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed

Budget Solutions 2012 2013 Alternative Alternative 2014 Alternative Reason

CGF 0.0 1,095,312.4

CGF 0.0 1,095,312.4

Competitive Grant

1,156,340.7 1,114,879.6 1,278,041.6 1,095,312.4

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) safeguards environmental quality to protect health, welfare, property and quality of life. The agency administers a regulatory system based on environmental monitoring, permits and performance standards, compliance inspections and enforcement. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency does not rely on general funds.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Grants Hopkins Park Total Grants Total General Funds 146.0 146.0 146.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 2013 Alternative 2014 Alternative Reason

Department Of Financial And Professional Regulation
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is comprised of three divisions: the Division of Banks (DOB), Division of Financial Institutions (DFI), and the Division of Professional Regulation (DPR). The IDFPR oversees the regulation and licensure of banks and financial institutions, real estate businesses and professionals, and scores of diverse licensed professions. The Department Of Financial And Professional Regulation does not rely on general funds.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total General Funds 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason

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Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) is overseen by a 21-member board comprised of state and local criminal justice officials as well as members of the general public. ICJIA accomplishes its goals through efforts in three major areas: research, planning and coordination; administration of grants for crime control, crime prevention and victim assistance; and information systems, technology and support.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes For Costs and Expenses Related to a Capital Punishment Reform Study Committee Activities in Support of Federal Assistance Programs Administered by State and Local Governments and Nonprofit Organizations For Costs Associated with the Shared Services Initiative and Other Operational Expenses Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 1,237.2 309.9 133.0 2011 Estimated 1,306.6 405.0 163.0 2012 Proposed 1,390.6 328.6 155.5 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 1,175.9 364.5 146.7 2013 Alternative 1,175.9 364.5 146.7 2014 Alternative 1,175.9 364.5 146.7 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

36.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Accountability

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

36.1 1,716.2

0.0 1,874.6

0.0 1,874.7

0.0 1,687.1

0.0 1,687.1

0.0 1,687.1

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Illinois Education Labor Relations Board
The Illinois Education Labor Relations Board (IELRB) exists to mitigate disputes between school management and employees. For example, district teachers seeking to unionize or, conversely, de-certify from a union seek recognition and recourse from the IELRB. The IELRB should be funded by the groups who use its services, namely unions and school district management.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Total General Funds 808.4 122.7 53.8 984.9 2011 Estimated 847.2 145.5 42.8 1,035.5 2012 Proposed 880.9 130.1 40.8 1,051.8 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Fairness Fairness Fairness

Illinois Emergency Management Agency
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is responsible for the coordination, management and administration of the state’s emergency management, nuclear safety and homeland security resources.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes For the State Share of Public Disaster Relief for Costs in Current and Prior Years For Training and Education Northern Illinois Flooding For Costs Associated with the Shared Services Initiative and Other Operational Expenses ILEAS/MABAS Administration Costs 158.2 150.0 150.0 CGF CGF CGF Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant 2,089.8 976.3 190.4 2011 Estimated 1,758.2 898.1 242.7 2012 Proposed 1,708.8 898.1 309.4 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 1,641.8 808.3 242.7 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative 1,641.8 808.3 242.7 1,641.8 808.3 242.7 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

54.0 0.0

106.2 14,500.0

106.2 0.0

CGF CGF

CGF CGF

CGF CGF

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Designated Purposes Grants For Federal Disaster Assistance State Match-Current and Prior Years’ Costs Total Grants Total General Funds 0.0 0.0 3,468.6 0.0 0.0 17,655.2 0.0 0.0 3,172.5 0.0 0.0 2,692.8 212.1 2011 Estimated 14,756.2 2012 Proposed 256.2

Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 0.0 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 Reason

0.0 0.0 2,692.8

0.0 0.0 2,692.8

Priorities

Illinois Labor Relations Board
The Illinois Labor Relations Board (ILRB) acts to certify, modify and clarify bargaining units, and to investigate and remedy unfair labor practices. The Illinois Labor Relations Board should be funded by those who utilize its services (unions, and to some degree, employers).
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Costs Associated with Implementation of Public Act 96-0042 Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 94.5 94.5 1,444.3 0.0 0.0 1,591.4 0.0 0.0 1,644.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Priorities 1,160.8 89.7 99.4 2011 Estimated 1,369.7 143.4 78.3 2012 Proposed 1,467.1 108.8 68.6 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Fairness Fairness Fairness

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Illinois Violence Prevention Authority
The Illinois Violence Prevention Authority (IVPA) provides funding through grants to support community and statewide violence prevention programs and initiatives. A collaborative public health and public safety approach to violence prevention can be organized within other departments and in the broader civic community.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Contractual Services Designated Purposes Bullying Prevention For Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Councils Program Neighborhood Recovery Initiative Safety Net Works Grants for Violence Prevention programs Total Designated Purposes Grants Grants for Violence Prevention Programs Rape Victims/ Prevention Act Youth Programs Total Grants Total General Funds 2,330.9 4,706.8 14,977.6 22,015.3 23,127.5 1,438.1 2,635.9 6,722.9 10,796.9 49,817.3 1,583.9 2,118.1 2,000.0 5,702.0 44,132.0 CGF CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 CGF CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 CGF CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant 415.0 300.0 300.0 CGF CGF CGF Competitive Grant Competitive Grant 20.3 2011 Estimated 22.1 2012 Proposed 30.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason

676.8

598.3

600.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

0.0 0.0 0.0 1,091.8

33,500.0 3,900.0 700.0 38,998.3

33,500.0 4,000.0 0.0 38,400.0

0.0 CGF CGF 0.0

0.0 CGF CGF 0.0

0.0 CGF CGF 0.0 Competitive Grant Competitive Grant

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Workers Compensation Commission
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) is dedicated to resolving workers’ compensation disputes. It protects the rights of employees and employers under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Diseases Acts, and monitors employers covered by the acts to confirm that they are adequately insuring their liabilities. The IWCC evaluates and approves eligible employers that seek to insure themselves for their workers’ compensation liabilities. Finally, the IWCC compiles information on work-related injuries and diseases. The Workers’ Compensation Commission does not rely on general funds.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total General Funds 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason

Department Of Insurance
The Department of Insurance (DOI) oversees the regulation and licensure of insurance companies and producers. DOI protects the rights of Illinois residents in their transactions with the insurance industry, applies regulatory standards and procedures, and enforces standards of professional practice and conduct. The Department of Insurance does not rely on general funds.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total General Funds 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason

Illinois Law Enforcement Training And Standards Board
The Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board promulgates standards for the selection and training of employees of law enforcement agencies both at the entry and advanced level. The board improves the quality of employee training and performance, provides financial aid, and through stakeholder assessment surveys, provides funding and support to address emerging needs. The Illinois Law Enforcement Training And Standards Board does not rely on general funds.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total General Funds 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason

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Department Of Military Affairs
The Department of Military Affairs’ mission is to oversee and manage the daily operations of the Illinois National Guard (ILNG) and its related activities, and to function as the liaison between the federal and state government on all military affairs.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes For Expenses Related to the Care and Preservation of Historic Artifacts For Lincoln’s ChalleNGe For the State Officers’ Candidate School Transfer to the IL Military Family Relief Fund for Grants to Persons or Families of Persons who are Members of the IL National Guard or IL Residents who are Members of the Armed Forces Total Designated Purposes Grants For Lincoln’s ChalleNGe Allowances Total Grants Total General Funds 44.3 44.3 16,328.8 0.0 0.0 13,779.9 0.0 0.0 15,161.6 0.0 0.0 10,414.6 0.0 0.0 10,414.6 0.0 0.0 10,414.6 Priorities 7.4 7.4 7.4 CGF CGF CGF Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant 6,534.5 3,042.2 462.5 2011 Estimated 7,133.3 4,209.7 228.8 2012 Proposed 8,080.8 4,209.7 228.8 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 6,420.0 3,788.7 205.9 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative 6,420.0 3,788.7 205.9 6,420.0 3,788.7 205.9 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

3,116.7 0.0

2,200.0 0.7

2,200.0 0.7

CGF CGF

CGF CGF

CGF CGF

3,121.3

0.0

434.2

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

6,245.4

2,208.1

2,642.3

0.0

0.0

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Prisoner Review Board
The 15-member bipartisan board, supported by a staff of 22, is the final arbiter of decisions affecting the restoration or revocation of good conduct credit for inmates.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Total General Funds 947.1 197.9 135.6 1,280.6 2011 Estimated 1,003.8 103.6 124.3 1,231.7 2012 Proposed 1,148.5 209.5 160.2 1,518.2 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 Alternative Alternative 903.4 93.2 111.9 1,108.5 903.4 93.2 111.9 1,108.5 2014 Alternative 903.4 93.2 111.9 1,108.5 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

Property Tax Appeal Board (Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund)
The Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB) hears and adjudicates property tax assessment disputes statewide.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes For Costs Associated with the Appeal Process and the Reestablishment of a Cook County Office Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 0.0 0.0 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 0.0 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 0.0 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0

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Office Of The State Fire Marshal
The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) regulates and promotes public safety and security through investigation, inspection, licensing, certification, plan review, public education, curriculum standard-setting, incident response, and both technical and financial assistance. The Office of the State Fire Marshal does not rely on general funds.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total General Funds 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason

Department Of State Police
The Illinois State Police (ISP) promotes public safety to improve the quality of life in Illinois. ISP functions include protecting life and property, enforcing both criminal laws and motor vehicle safety laws, responding to emergencies and disasters, providing forensic services to local law enforcement statewide and providing a range of diverse specialized services to both the public and the criminal justice communities.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Statewide Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Program Shared Services and Other Operational Expenses Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) and Related Casework Nursing Home Identified Offender Program Law Enforcement Purposes-Governor’s Lump Sum State Law Enforcement Expenses Cadet Class Expenses 229,898.3 9,036.7 21,998.8 2011 Estimated 234,046.7 9,576.9 23,000.0 2012 Proposed 236,685.3 9,908.0 23,429.6 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 210,642.0 8,619.2 20,700.0 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative 210,642.0 8,619.2 20,700.0 210,642.0 8,619.2 20,700.0 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

Designated Purposes 62.5 60.0 60.0 CGF CGF CGF Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Priorities

1,430.4

1,567.0

1,703.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

2,369.2

2,324.1

2,324.1

CGF

CGF

CGF

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350.0

840.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

0.0

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0.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

0.0 0.0

340.0 0.0

0.0 0.0

CGF 0.0

CGF 0.0

CGF 0.0

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Designated Purposes Grants For Tort Claims Total Grants Total General Funds 315.4 315.4 265,111.2 335.0 335.0 276,109.9 50.0 50.0 275,000.0 50.0 50.0 240,011.2 3,862.0 2011 Estimated 9,151.3 2012 Proposed 4,927.1

Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 0.0 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 Reason

50.0 50.0 240,011.2

50.0 50.0 240,011.2

Priorities

Illinois State Police Merit Board
The Illinois State Police Merit Board (ISPMB) is committed to recruit Illinois State Police (ISP) candidates, administer promotional processes for ISP officers and to oversee ISP officers’ disciplinary hearings.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Total General Funds 397.0 87.1 45.2 529.2 2011 Estimated 382.0 452.7 48.5 883.2 2012 Proposed 417.6 413.7 49.0 880.3 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 343.8 407.4 43.7 794.9 343.8 407.4 43.7 794.9 343.8 407.4 43.7 794.9 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

Department on Aging
The Illinois Department on Aging (IDOA) administers a service delivery system for the state’s seniors in coordination with 13 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA). The department’s major programs include the Community Care Program (CCP), which provides in-home care; adult day services; case management and other services to eligible seniors age 60 and older; and the Circuit Breaker/Illinois Cares Rx Program. The department also administers other supportive services that are funded through the federal Older Americans Act including home delivered meals, transportation, information and assistance, Elder Rights and the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. Services are provided locally through the 13 AAAs and contracted service providers. The largest savings in this area is from following Gov. Quinn’s proposal to eliminate funding for the property tax breaks and pharmaceutical subsidies for seniors. In addition to the questionable underpinnings of these set-asides, lower property values and higher federal subsidies make these programs redundant. Personal services and fringe benefits are reduced to FY 2009 levels. Many of the Department of Aging’s programs can be – and already are, in many areas – organized via civil society. Volunteer-based activities, like the Intergenerational Programs, shouldn’t require state funding. Support groups, like those for grandparents raising grandchildren, can be organized outside of government should a demand for such services exist. Further, some programs offer duplicative employment services to those offered by other government agencies and private organizations.

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Administrative Expenses of Senior Meal Program Elder Abuse and Neglect Illinois Council on Aging Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program Monitoring and support services Intergenerational Programs Senior Employment Specialist Program Senior Helpline Home Delivered Meals (nonformula) Older Adult Services Initiatives Alzheimer’s related Activities and Programming, purchase services Circuit Breaker/ Pharmaceutical Assistance Alzheimer’s Disease Task Force and Conference Total Designated Purposes Grants Case Management Home Delivered Meals and Mobile Food Equipment, Area Agencies Long-Term Care Systems Development, Area Agencies Community Care Program Ombudsman Program Community Based Services, Area Agencies Community Based Services Foster Grandparents Program 40,885.7 7,969.6 248.8 549,672.0 351.9 958.0 3,062.3 307.9 48,431.1 7,969.6 248.8 516,894.1 351.9 958.0 3,062.3 307.9 58,856.8 7,183.5 248.8 701,440.9 351.9 766.4 2,449.8 246.3 48,431.1 0.0 CGF 314,285.4 CGF CGF CGF CGF 31.1 9,937.8 18.0 302.9 267.2 54.8 237.9 1,577.7 2,000.0 9.0 94.2 24,196.0 11.2 38,737.8 31.1 9,937.8 18.0 302.9 267.2 54.8 237.9 2,155.3 2,000.0 9.0 94.2 24,196.0 0.0 39,286.5 31.1 9,937.8 18.0 242.3 267.2 43.8 190.3 2,155.3 1,600.0 9.0 94.2 0.0 0.0 14,589.0 CGF 9,937.8 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 9,937.8 4,790.1 1,536.4 564.1

Budget Solutions 2014 Alternative 3,822.5 312.6 326.6 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

2011 2012 2012 2013 Estimated Proposed Alternative Alternative 5,404.7 1,536.4 564.1 6,848.6 2,880.0 665.0 3,822.5 312.6 326.6 3,822.5 312.6 326.6

CGF 9,937.8 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 9,937.8

CGF 9,937.8 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 9,937.8

Competitive Grant Priorities Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Fairness Priorities

48,431.1 0.0 CGF 314,285.4 CGF CGF CGF CGF

48,431.1 0.0 CGF 314,285.4 CGF CGF CGF CGF

Priorities Fairness Competitive Grant Priorities Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Retired Senior Volunteer Program Planning and service grants to Area Agencies on Aging Total Grants Total General Funds 703.8 2,241.7 606,401.7 652,030.1

Budget Solutions 2014 Alternative CGF CGF 362,716.5 377,116.0 Reason Competitive Grant Competitive Grant

2011 2012 2012 2013 Estimated Proposed Alternative Alternative 703.8 2,241.7 581,169.2 627,960.9 563.0 1,793.4 773,900.8 798,883.4 CGF CGF 362,716.5 377,116.0 CGF CGF 362,716.5 377,116.0

Department of Children and Family Services
The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) provides child welfare services in Illinois. The department conducts investigations of suspected child abuse and neglect, provides substitute care services for children who have been abused or neglected, finds permanent placements through adoption or guardianship arrangements for children who cannot return home, provides family preservation and reunification services, prepares youth for independence, and licenses day care facilities. Illinois offers “human services” programs through a number of departments, including the Department on Aging, Department of Children and Family Services, the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, and the Department of Human Services. Consolidation would offer cost savings in the areas of administrative and management costs, facilities management, and technology. The Taxpayer Action Board estimated that consolidation of human services delivery could result in savings of $155 million to $400 million annually.13
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Child Death Review Teams Cook County Referral Support System For Attorney General Representation on Child Welfare Litigation Issues Targeted Case Management Total Designated Purposes Grants Adoption and Guardianship Services Cash Assistance and Housing Locator Services to families in Class Defined in Norman Consent Order 165,481.4 153,338.0 137,867.6 137,867.6 137,867.6 137,867.6 Priorities 114.5 186.8 419.8 9,139.1 9,860.1 120.0 247.2 744.1 9,907.7 11,019.0 120.0 247.2 744.1 9,907.7 11,019.0 CGF CGF CGF 9,188.2 9,188.2 CGF CGF CGF 9,188.2 9,188.2 CGF CGF CGF 9,188.2 9,188.2 Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Priorities 214,800.7 29,897.7 17,662.5 Budget Solutions 2013 Alternative 245,240.4 30,942.2 17,336.7 2014 Alternative 245,240.4 30,942.2 17,336.7 Reason

2011 2012 2012 Estimated Proposed Alternative 223,433.1 30,942.2 17,336.7 245,240.4 30,942.2 17,336.7 245,240.4 30,942.2 17,336.7

Priorities Priorities Priorities

1,285.3

1,432.0

1,432.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Children’s Advocacy Centers Counseling and Auxiliary Services Department Scholarship Program Family Preservation Foster Homes and Specialized Foster Care Health Care Network Homeless Youth Services Institution and Group Home Care and Prevention MCO Technical Assistance and Program Development Pre-Admission/Post Discharge Psychiatric Screening Protective/Family Maintenance Day Care Psychological Assessments, Including Operations and Administrative Expenses Reimbursing Counties Services Associated with the Foster Care Initiative Tort Claims Youth in Transition Program Total Grants Total General Funds 2,069.1 11,879.7 693.4 0.0 187,376.3 3,948.2 3,612.7 160,694.9 1,350.0 3,200.2 25,896.3 3,160.3 338.5 6,692.4 44.6 904.8 578,628.2 850,849.2

Budget Solutions 2013 Alternative CGF 12,128.5 CGF CGF 176,125.2 CGF CGF 151,206.6 CGF CGF 24,632.1 CGF CGF 5,449.8 164.9 CGF 507,574.6 810,282.1 2014 Alternative CGF 12,128.5 CGF CGF 176,125.2 CGF CGF 151,206.6 CGF CGF 24,632.1 CGF CGF 5,449.8 164.9 CGF 507,574.6 810,282.1 Reason Competitive Grant Priorities Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Priorities Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Priorities Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Priorities Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Priorities Priorities Competitive Grant

2011 2012 2012 Estimated Proposed Alternative 2,069.5 12,128.5 817.7 1,709.5 176,125.2 1,788.7 3,259.8 153,868.0 1,600.5 3,200.2 25,928.5 3,273.6 338.5 6,812.2 164.9 966.4 548,821.7 831,552.7 2,069.5 12,128.5 817.7 1,709.5 184,504.4 1,788.7 3,259.8 151,206.6 1,600.5 3,200.2 25,928.5 3,273.6 338.5 6,812.2 164.9 966.4 539,069.1 843,607.4 CGF 12,128.5 CGF CGF 176,125.2 CGF CGF 151,206.6 CGF CGF 24,632.1 CGF CGF 5,449.8 164.9 CGF 507,574.6 810,282.1

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Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan
The Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) operates two state health benefits risk pools pursuant to the provisions of the Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan Act. The plan is comprised of the Traditional CHIP pool and the HIPAA-CHIP pool. The HIPAA pool is funded by participant premiums and an assessment on the insurance industry; while traditional pool program costs are funded by participant premiums and state general funds. The plan is designed to provide access to health insurance coverage for eligible Illinois residents with pre-existing medical conditions who can afford, but are unable to find, adequate health insurance coverage in the private market. The Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan’s budget mirrors Gov. Quinn’s proposed budget.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Grants Recoupment of Incurred Deficits Pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan Act Total Grants Total General Funds 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 2013 Alternative 2014 Alternative Reason

29,261.0

24,630.5

24,630.5

24,630.5

24,630.5

24,630.5

Priorities

29,261.0 29,261.0

24,630.5 24,630.5

24,630.5 24,630.5

24,630.5 24,630.5

24,630.5 24,630.5

24,630.5 24,630.5

Department of Employment Security
The Department of Employment Security (DES) administers three major programs: Unemployment Insurance (UI), Employment Service (ES) and Labor Market Information (LMI). The UI program pays temporary benefits to unemployed workers and collects UI taxes from employers. The Employment Service is the federally funded labor exchange system that connects employers with qualified job seekers through the Internet-based Illinois Skills Match system and a number of specialized services. The Labor Market Information program collects, analyzes and disseminates economic and workforce development data in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor. Appropriations for unemployment compensation benefits to former state employees is recommended at half the level of Gov. Quinn’s proposal and $5.1 million more than historical levels due to staffing reductions. Budget Solutions 2012 expects to rely more on attrition and reassignment than does Gov. Quinn’s proposal.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Designated Purposes Unemployment Compensation Benefits to Former State Employees Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 6,907.7 6,907.7 6,907.7 6,907.7 6,907.7 6,907.7 24,000.0 24,000.0 24,000.0 12,000.0 12,000.0 12,000.0 12,000.0 12,000.0 12,000.0 12,000.0 12,000.0 12,000.0 Priorities 2011 Estimated Budget Solutions 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Reason

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Department of Healthcare and Family Services
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) is responsible for providing healthcare coverage for children, adults, seniors and persons with disabilities who qualify for medical assistance programs, helping to ensure that Illinois children receive financial support from both parents, and administering the state’s healthcare services and employee health insurance purchasing. The department is organized into three major program areas: Medical Programs, Child Support Enforcement and the Office of Healthcare Purchasing. The agency also maintains an Office of the Inspector General that functions as an independent entity reporting directly to the Governor’s Office. Medicaid should be a serious target for spending reform. However, the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) prohibits states from changing eligibility rules in any way that would have the effect of reducing eligibility for Medicaid. The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has also indicated a lack of willingness to accept reimbursement rate changes that could affect providers’ willingness to accept Medicaid patients. Alternatively, Illinois can modify or eliminate services (as opposed to changing eligibility criteria) and still qualify for the increased match as long as “change in the service has no potential impact on an individual’s ability to maintain Medicaid eligibility.” Additional savings can be achieved by implementing a mandatory managed care system and rebalancing longterm care away from institutions and toward lower-cost community care. The key takeaway is that the maintenance of effort stipulations do not prevent state government from taking real steps to better contain its ballooning Medicaid costs. Another avenue for reform is transforming Medicaid from a fee-for-service program to a premium assistance program. State leaders should seek a waiver to transform Medicaid into a premium assistance program funded through a federal block grant. This will increase the size of the risk pool for individually purchased insurance products, reducing premiums for everyone. Spending changes are reflected as “Premium Assistance Reform” in this budget. See Appendix D for details. At a time when soaring costs for pensions and Medicaid are crowding out the state’s core services, it is a moral obligation to make sure that funds are distributed in a fair and equitable manner.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Deposit into Child Support Administrative Fund Deposit into Independent Academic Medical Center Fund ** Deposit into Medical Research and Development Fund ** Deposit into PostTertiary Clinical Services Fund ** 46,303.8 29,938.8 29,938.8 29,938.8 29,938.8 29,938.8 Accountability 67,453.4 22,739.8 4,440.3 2011 Estimated 70,081.4 25,615.9 5,067.6 2012 Proposed 71,002.7 24,565.9 4,997.6 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 71,002.7 23,780.4 4,821.8 71,002.7 23,780.4 4,821.8 71,002.7 23,780.4 4,821.8 Reason

Priorities Priorities Priorities

0.0

0.0

1,000.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

0.0

0.0

6,400.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Last In First Out

0.0

0.0

6,400.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Last In First Out

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Electronic Medical Eligibility Verification System Medical Data Warehouse Medical Management Services Caro v. Blagojevich Legal Fees Total Designated Purposes Grants AllKids Insurance Premium Rebate Altgeld Clinic Medical Assistance: Premium Assistance Reform Medical Assistance: Appliances Medical Assistance: Chiropractors Medical Assistance: Community Health Centers Medical Assistance: Dentists Medical Assistance: Division of Specialized Care for Children Medical Assistance: Federal Medicare Expansion Part B Premiums Medical Assistance: Health Maintenance Organizations/Managed Care Entities Medical Assistance: Home Health Care Medical Assistance: Hospice Care Medical Assistance: Hospital In-Patient, Disproportionate Share and Ambulatory Care Medical Assistance: Independent Laboratories 7,328.2 400.0 N/A 59,421.1 1,224.4 242,211.1 233,206.2 69,811.8 8,231.7 400.0 N/A 52,314.3 1,295.0 216,892.2 262,143.0 65,235.6 7,141.3 400.0 N/A 83,256.6 1,500.0 322,878.4 316,626.5 72,419.2 4,391.9 CGF 1,335,999.8 51,202.8 CGF 198,570.2 194,725.3 44,537.8 693.2 3,834.8 2,096.2 0.0 52,928.0 2011 Estimated 1,296.3 3,700.1 5,000.0 0.0 39,935.2 2012 Proposed 1,296.3 3,700.1 5,000.0 0.0 53,735.2

Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative CGF CGF CGF 0.0 29,938.8 CGF CGF CGF 0.0 29,938.8 CGF CGF CGF 0.0 29,938.8 Reason

Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant

1,464.0 CGF 4,007,999.5 17,067.6 CGF 66,190.1 64,908.4 14,845.9

0.0 CGF 5,343,999.3 0.0 CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0

Priorities Competitive Grant Accountability Accountability Competitive Grant Accountability Accountability Accountability

6,002.6

19,626.0

26,732.0

16,440.2

5,480.1

0.0

Accountability

230,046.1

259,235.6

257,957.6

158,643.9

52,881.3

0.0

Accountability

64,756.8 49,464.4

57,460.9 65,054.2

87,907.6 84,696.3

48,841.8 52,088.2

48,841.8 17,362.7

48,841.8 0.0

Accountability Accountability

2,408,817.3

2,822,474.6

2,411,451.0

1,483,042.4

494,347.5

0.0

Accountability

36,134.9

34,508.8

53,936.5

33,170.9

11,057.0

0.0

Accountability

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Medical Assistance: Institutions for Mental Diseases Medical Assistance: Medicare Part A Premiums Medical Assistance: Medicare Part B Premiums Medical Assistance: Optometrists Medical Assistance: Other Related Medical Services Medical Assistance: Physicians Medical Assistance: Podiatrists Medical Assistance: Prescribed Drugs Medical Assistance: Skilled and Intermediate Long Term Care Medical Assistance: Supportive Living Facilities Medical Assistance: Transportation Medical Care: Chronic Renal Disease Medical Care: Hemophilia Medical Care: Sexual Assault Victims Total Grants Total General Funds NOTE: Medicaid 120,246.3 2011 Estimated 132,930.7 2012 Proposed 122,275.2

Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 75,199.2 25,066.4 0.0 Reason

Accountability

1,656.3

19,558.5

17,521.1

10,775.5

3,591.8

0.0

Accountability

22,627.0 34,331.6 167,561.1 746,568.6 5,780.1 749,964.7

293,195.7 49,019.2 165,356.1 943,397.2 7,395.5 604,432.3

372,474.5 61,752.3 207,923.7 852,116.5 9,535.3 1,165,617.0

229,071.8 37,977.7 127,873.1 524,051.6 5,864.2 716,854.5

76,357.3 12,659.2 42,624.4 174,683.9 1,954.7 238,951.5

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Accountability Accountability Accountability Accountability Accountability Accountability

533,321.1

552,327.2

700,366.4

651,340.8

651,340.8

651,340.8

Accountability

91,594.7 71,740.7 571.8 14,862.1 1,929.9 5,971,580.9 6,119,142.4 5,946,488.9

119,464.7 58,350.2 990.6 11,597.1 1,783.2 6,824,670.1 6,965,370.2 6,801,667.5

115,829.0 69,261.3 644.3 14,307.2 2,006.4 7,438,533.2 7,592,834.6 7,414,034.0

101,545.0 42,595.7 CGF 11,597.1 CGF

101,545.0 14,198.6 CGF 11,597.1 CGF

101,545.0 0.0 CGF 11,597.1 CGF 6,157,323.9 6,286,867.7 6,145,726.8

Accountability Accountability Competitive Grant Priorities Competitive Grant

6,156,401.4 6,157,016.4 6,285,945.2 6,286,560.2 6,140,412.4 6,143,955.3

Department Of Human Rights
The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) is an investigative and regulatory agency charged with administering and enforcing the Illinois Human Rights Act. The department promotes civil rights and attempts to reduce discrimination in Illinois through policies and programs that encourage voluntary compliance with human rights laws. Budget Solutions 2012 maintains funding for personnel, contractual services, and other operations at fiscal year 2011 levels.

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Equal Employment Opportunity Cases/ Elementary and Higher Ed Processing Commission on Discrimination and Hate Crimes Operational Expenses Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 0.0 1,005.4 1,255.4 CGF 6,621.7 0.0 0.0

Budget Solutions 2013 Alternative 6,140.3 186.8 221.4 2014 Alternative 6,140.3 186.8 221.4 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

2011 2012 2012 Estimated Proposed Alternative 6,140.3 186.8 221.4 7,210.9 186.8 221.4 6,140.3 186.8 221.4

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

0.0 2,782.7 2,782.7 9,404.4

155.0 0.0 1,160.4 7,708.9

155.0 0.0 1,410.4 9,029.5

CGF 0.0 0.0 6,548.5

CGF 0.0 0.0 6,548.5

CGF 0.0 0.0 6,548.5

Competitive Grant

Human Rights Commission
The primary responsibility of the Human Rights Commission (HRC) is to adjudicate complaints of unlawful discrimination filed under the Illinois Human Rights Act. HRC also rules on Requests for Review filed after dismissal or default orders are entered by the Illinois Department of Human Rights. Recommended changes fall under “spending fairness,” where government expenditures to improve the public welfare are prioritized over spending to improve the welfare of specific groups. There is significant overlap between other branches of state government that protect the rights of Illinoisans; in order to better serve citizens, these departments should be streamlined. Additionally, the Department of Human Rights administers the Illinois Human Rights Act, and responsibility for review should be returned to the Department, rather than having a separate commission for review.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Governor’s Discretionary Appropriation Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 0.0 0.0 1,755.0 375.0 375.0 2,202.3 600.0 600.0 2,778.8 CGF 0.0 0.0 CGF 0.0 0.0 CGF 0.0 0.0 Competitive Grant 1,506.8 160.0 88.2 2011 Estimated 1,645.0 120.0 62.3 2012 Proposed 1,981.5 135.0 62.3 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Fairness Fairness Fairness

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Department Of Human Services
The Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) provides residents with access to integrated services. Much of the Department of Human Services’ spending is pass-through contributions to private non-profit organizations. If Illinois residents feel inclined to make charitable contributions to particular cause, like food banks, they should be free to give to those that are of personal interest and concern. Yet Illinois state government picked winners and losers over a spectrum of causes – many of which are already generously funded by private associations. For example, in Fiscal Year 2011 the Department of Human Services gave: • $59,210 to CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation,14 which had a fund balance of $2,905,477 at the end of 2008.15 • $387,194 to City Year,16 which had a fund balance of $33,643,624 at the end of 2008.17 • $86,095 to the Erikson Institute,18 which had a fund balance of $43,142,146 at the end of 2008.19 The alternative budget spending allocations mirror Governor Quinn’s spending recommendations in most areas. One area of significant difference is Addiction Treatment Services. To the extent these programs work, they can ease the burden on Medicaid services. Budget Solutions 2012 reduces spending from estimated FY2011 levels by half instead of eliminating funds.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Indirect Cost Principles Project Cornerstone Sexually Violent Persons Program Support Services Inservice Training Health and Safety Improvements Health Insurance Portability Howe Developmental Center and Transitional Services Lincoln Developmental Center Operational Expenses TANF Reauthorization Infrastructure Total Designated Purposes 3,226.8 719.0 1,681.1 13.5 0.0 0.0 31,868.9 2,820.2 645.9 1,756.1 16.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 2,820.2 668.6 1,756.1 16.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 CGF CGF CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 CGF CGF CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 CGF CGF CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Priorities Priorities Accountability 700,104.7 152,826.6 41,183.7 2011 Estimated 729,781.9 159,687.4 46,371.8 2012 Proposed 814,924.3 171,261.4 48,695.5 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 651,939.4 137,009.1 38,956.4 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative 651,939.4 137,009.1 38,956.4 651,939.4 137,009.1 38,956.4 Reason

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0.0 0.0 5,238.3

0.0 0.0 5,261.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Grants Addiction Treatment/ Medicaid Eligible Aid to Aged, Blind or Disabled ARC of IL Life Span Project Best Buddies Case Services Migrant Workers Case Services to Individuals Child Care Services DCFS Clients DCFS Community Integrated Living Arrangements Developmental Disability Services Developmental Disabilities Transitions Domestic Violence Shelters Early Intervention Program Emergency Food Program Employability Development Services Food Stamp Employment and Training Home and Community Based Waiver Home Services Program Immigrant Integration Services Independent Living Centers Independent Living Older Blind Infant Mortality Living Skills Mental Health Children and Adolescent Grants Mental Health Community Transitions Mental Health Grants 55,971.5 30,039.3 531.0 450.0 20.0 9,450.7 609,559.8 10,293.3 2,288.1 994,179.6 16,467.6 18,964.6 76,709.0 212.0 14,184.2 7,289.0 302.5 552,295.8 8,542.9 4,515.8 142.7 43,178.0 160.5 32,574.6 19,370.2 195,074.7 43,034.9 30,514.7 477.9 500.0 20.0 9,513.3 618,042.3 7,720.0 2,371.5 755,278.0 6,448.1 10,882.0 69,038.1 245.8 17,372.7 8,707.2 468.8 532,464.8 4,829.7 4,520.8 142.6 41,423.9 189.2 33,435.9 23,806.9 145,687.9 41,432.8 15,607.3 477.9 500.0 20.0 9,513.3 284,697.8 9,793.3 2,371.5 781,188.4 6,448.1 8,796.8 82,518.1 233.7 8,077.7 3,880.3 505.8 579,281.3 2,244.6 2,893.3 142.6 38,938.5 189.2 32,235.9 22,908.3 112,215.3 52,234.9 24,411.8 CGF CGF CGF 9,513.3 227,758.2 9,793.3 CGF 624,950.7 6,448.1 9,793.8 62,134.3 CGF 5,385.1 CGF CGF 289,640.7 CGF CGF CGF 33,876.5 CGF 28,045.2 21,426.2 112,215.3 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed

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52,234.9 24,411.8 CGF CGF CGF 9,513.3 227,758.2 9,793.3 CGF 624,950.7 6,448.1 9,793.8 62,134.3 CGF 5,385.1 CGF CGF 289,640.7 CGF CGF CGF 42,471.8 CGF 28,045.2 21,426.2 112,215.3

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Mental Health Individual Care Grants Mental Health Supportive Housing Parents Too Soon Project for Autism Refugee Social Services Refugees Special Services SSI Advocacy Services Teen Parents Services Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Tinley Park Mental Health Center and Transitional Services Tort Claims Tort Claims Employees Welfare Reform Pilot (Addict Treat) State Family and Child Assistance Program State Transitional Assistance Put Illinois to Work Mental Health Transportation Methamphetamine Awareness Mental Health Psychotropic Medications Implement Title VI Part C-Vocational Rehabilitation Funeral and Burial Expense Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse Demo Project Assets for Independence Children’s Place Community Mental Health Partnership Community Reintegration Program Crisis Nurseries 23,585.1 0.0 6,915.1 4,893.8 471.9 2,837.5 8,139.4 1,364.3 5,620.3 96,464.7 17,880.7 5,579.6 2.3 2,381.4 1,674.8 12,117.9 0.0 929.2 1,198.1 2,646.0 981.4 10,766.8 548.7 218.1 656.6 2,332.2 1,342.1 424.9 2011 Estimated 27,550.5 7.4 6,939.7 4,410.0 471.9 3,855.3 8,120.7 1,588.4 2,923.6 85,941.3 20,525.7 2,914.2 11.5 1,323.8 1,263.6 9,636.6 107,000.0 1,176.0 671.0 2,646.0 1,054.6 3,435.9 411.5 218.1 492.4 1,871.4 1,710.0 318.7 2012 Proposed 26,050.5 18,588.2 6,939.7 4,410.0 221.8 1,185.5 8,143.9 1,738.8 1,432.0 94,642.2 21,364.6 500.0 11.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 22,663.9 0.0 0.0 CGF CGF CGF 7,308.6 CGF CGF 77,347.2 18,473.1 500.0 11.5 CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative 26,988.2 0.0 0.0 CGF CGF CGF 7,308.6 CGF CGF 77,347.2 18,473.1 500.0 11.5 CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 26,988.2 0.0 0.0 CGF CGF CGF 7,308.6 CGF CGF 77,347.2 18,473.1 500.0 11.5 CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF Reason Priorities Priorities Accountability Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Priorities Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Priorities Priorities Priorities Priorities Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Priorities Accountability Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Addiction Prevention Related Services Addiction Treatment Services Addiction TreatmentSpecial Population Total Grants Capital Improvements Permanent Improvements Total Capital Improvements Total General Funds 1,850.4 1,850.4 1,569.6 1,569.6 1,569.6 1,569.6 3,274,052.3 CGF 0.0 4,754.5 69,014.7 7,741.7 2011 Estimated 2,662.6 47,050.2 4,552.3 2012 Proposed 0.0 0.0 0.0 2,232,340.5

Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative CGF 23,525.1 CGF 1,667,456.9 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative CGF 23,525.1 CGF 1,680,376.5 CGF 0.0 2,508,281.4 CGF 23,525.1 CGF 1,680,376.5 CGF 0.0 2,508,281.4 Competitive Grant Reason Competitive Grant Accountability Competitive Grant

2,996,251.0 2,719,891.9

3,930,229.1 3,662,540.9

2,495,361.9

Illinois Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Commission
The Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission (IDHHC) represents the interests of the deaf and hard of hearing population by advocating for the improvement and coordination of services to ensure full communication access. Those who advocate for the deaf and hard of hearing certainly have a worthy cause, and their voices should be heard. However, in a time of budget crisis – and when the needs of the hearing impaired are addressed through other government agencies – this commission need not be taxpayer-funded. Recommended changes fall under “spending fairness,” where government expenditures to improve the public welfare are prioritized over spending to improve the welfare of specific groups.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Expenses Related to the Operation of the Commission Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 5.9 5.9 647.6 18.4 18.4 641.0 18.4 18.4 684.2 CGF 0.0 0.0 CGF 0.0 0.0 CGF 0.0 0.0 Competitive Grant 482.8 101.9 57.0 2011 Estimated 493.8 91.6 37.2 2012 Proposed 528.2 89.9 47.7 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 2013 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 2014 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason

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Illinois Council On Developmental Disabilities
The Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities (ICDD) promotes initiatives to coordinate services that support and assist people with developmental disabilities and their families. The Illinois Council On Developmental Disabilities does not rely on general funds.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total General Funds 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason

Illinois Guardianship And Advocacy Commission
The Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission (GAC) was established to safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities. Those who advocate for people with disabilities have an important cause, and their voices should be heard. However, in a time of budget crisis – and when the needs of the disabled are also addressed through other government agencies – this commission need not be taxpayer-funded. Recommended changes fall under “spending fairness,” where government expenditures to improve the public welfare are prioritized over spending to improve the welfare of specific groups.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Total General Funds 7,826.9 354.2 563.8 8,744.9 2011 Estimated 8,711.6 354.2 563.8 9,629.6 2012 Proposed 9,861.1 354.2 563.8 10,779.1 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2013 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2014 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Fairness Fairness Fairness

Department of Juvenile Justice
The Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) rehabilitates youth with educational programming, vocational training, and other services to help them successfully transition back into the community. Budget Solutions 2012 maintains personnel, contracted services and community based youth services at fiscal year 2011 levels.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services 89,825.5 21,260.6 2011 Estimated 93,542.6 20,714.5 2012 Proposed 106,790.4 21,643.2 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 93,542.6 20,714.5 2013 Alternative 93,542.6 20,714.5 2014 Alternative 93,542.6 20,714.5 Reason Priorities Priorities

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Statewide Hospitalization Total Designated Purposes Grants Comprehensive Community Based Youth Services Redeploy Illinois Tort Claims Unified Delinquency Intervention Services Reimbursement to Counties for State’s Share of Assistant State’s Attorneys’ Salaries Sheriffs’ Fees for Conveying Youth Total Grants Repair and Maintenance Total Capital Improvements Total General Funds Capital Improvements 237.0 237.0 129,774.8 200.0 200.0 137,169.7 600.0 600.0 152,675.6 CGF 0.0 132,271.8 9,529.8 2,355.0 0.0 2,173.3 12,684.6 2,534.9 200.0 2,122.9 12,684.6 2,534.9 200.0 2,122.9 12,684.6 CGF 200.0 CGF 18.2 18.2 40.1 40.1 40.1 40.1 CGF 0.0 4,375.4 2011 Estimated 5,130.1 2012 Proposed 6,059.5

Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 5,130.1 2013 Alternative 5,130.1 2014 Alternative 5,130.1 Reason Priorities

CGF 0.0

CGF 0.0

Competitive Grant

12,684.6 CGF 200.0 CGF

12,684.6 CGF 200.0 CGF

Priorities Competitive Grant Priorities Competitive Grant

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

0.0 14,058.1

0.0 17,542.4

0.0 17,542.4

0.0 12,884.6

0.0 12,884.6

0.0 12,884.6

Priorities

CGF 0.0 132,271.8

CGF 0.0 132,271.8

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Department of Public Health
The Illinois Department of Public Health (DPH) is dedicated to the prevention and control of disease and injury. With more than 200 programs organized in nine offices, the department provides and supports a broad range of services. If Illinois residents feel inclined to make charitable contributions to particular medical causes, they should be free to give to those that are of personal interest and concern. Further, few medical conditions are actually public health concerns: cancer and ALS are tragedies for affected families, but are not communicable. Budget Solutions 2012 takes the same sum approach to HIV / AIDS funding that Gov. Quinn took in his proposal.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Breast and Cervical Sum Assisted Living and Shared Housing Program Childhood Immunization Program Prostate Cancer Awareness and Screening Program Homeland Security lab capacity and statewide communication Women’s Health promotion Public Health Prevention Systems Rapid Response Team Adverse Health Care Events Reporting and Patient Safety Initiative Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Reporting System Program in support of infant mortality reduction Environmental Health Surveillance and Prevention Activities State Cancer Registry, including Matching Funds for National Cancer Institute Grants Adoption Registry 0.0 377.6 94.6 267.2 595.0 1,519.9 421.2 823.8 851.8 0.0 217.6 204.3 300.0 430.0 997.0 721.6 486.7 848.9 17,050.0 217.6 204.3 195.0 430.0 997.0 721.6 486.7 848.9 0.0 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 0.0 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 0.0 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant 40,060.2 9,080.9 2,762.8 2011 Estimated 40,808.8 8,135.7 3,150.6 2012 Proposed 45,273.7 8,135.7 3,150.6 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 30,606.6 6,101.8 2,363.0 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative 30,606.6 6,101.8 2,363.0 30,606.6 6,101.8 2,363.0 Reason

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340.7

340.7

340.7

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

324.6

408.3

408.3

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

159.9 65.7

159.9 140.6

159.9 140.6

CGF CGF

CGF CGF

CGF CGF

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Public Health Information Network Lead Poisoning Screening, Prevention and Abatement Fund HIV/AIDS Lump Sum Center for Rural Health Clinical and Environmental Public Health Laboratory Services Health Information Systems - Health Screening Programs Vital Records System Regional Data Base System AIDS/HIV Prevention and Outreach for Minorities AIDS/HIV Education, Services, Prescription Drugs, CTRPN and Patient and Worker Notification AIDS Hotline Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings HIV in correctional facilities Center for Minority Health Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Prostate Cancer Public Awareness Initiatives Total Designated Purposes Grants Emergency and Transitional Housing IL Violent Death Reporting System-Children’s Memorial Hospital IL Poison Control Center Immunizations and Outreach Activities Vision and Hearing Screening Programs Healthy Families Grants Homelessness Prevention Intensive Prenatal Performance Program 8,833.0 174.0 1,344.5 4,202.6 532.8 9,644.9 2,400.0 4,075.7 9,104.9 174.0 1,344.5 4,261.1 596.0 10,123.0 2,400.0 3,857.0 4,428.0 87.0 1,344.5 4,261.1 387.4 10,123.0 1,000.0 3,857.0 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 0.0 CGF CGF 0.0 1,200.0 0.0 294.7 3,213.4 147.7 185.7 14.1 2,783.4 2011 Estimated 59.2 1,100.0 0.0 403.1 3,442.0 113.6 191.6 25.5 3,150.0 2012 Proposed 59.2 1,100.0 27,399.5 403.1 3,442.0 113.6 191.6 25.5 0.0

Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative CGF CGF 20,726.2 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 0.0 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative CGF CGF 20,726.2 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 0.0 CGF CGF 20,726.2 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 0.0 Reason Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Accountability Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Accountability

31,362.9 326.7 12,491.9 1,899.3 3,892.8 250.0 1,094.2 64,998.9

25,431.5 355.0 14,450.0 1,940.0 4,000.0 0.0 0.0 59,917.1

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 54,935.1

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 20,726.2

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 20,726.2

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 20,726.2

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Local Health Protection grants Perinatal Services U of I Chicago Sickle Cell Clinic Family Planning Contraceptive ALS Community Health Center Expansion (FQHC) Community and Migrant Health Centers Family Practice Residency Act Hospital grants to diversify services and convert to facilities that are less dependent on Acute Care Bed capacity Matching grants to community based organizations for Comprehensive Primary Care Medical Scholarships Supportive Housing Services Total Grants Total General Funds 17,098.5 1,104.6 0.0 734.6 1,000.0 3,287.8 150.0 343.4 2011 Estimated 17,098.5 1,136.9 1,200.0 309.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2012 Proposed 17,098.5 1,136.9 780.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 0.0 CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative 0.0 CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Fairness Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Priorities Fairness Fairness Accountability Fairness

134.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Fairness

75.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Fairness

1,346.2 3,300.9 59,783.0 176,685.8

0.0 0.0 51,605.8 163,618.0

0.0 0.0 44,503.4 155,998.5

0.0 0.0 0.0 59,797.5

0.0 0.0 0.0 59,797.5

0.0 0.0 0.0 59,797.5

Fairness

Department of Veterans’ Affairs
The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) is organized into four major programs: Veterans’ Homes, State Grants and Services, State Approving Agency and Veterans’ Field Services. IDVA’s mission is to assist veterans, their dependents and survivors in obtaining benefits.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Homeless Veterans’ Program 514.2 776.9 753.8 CGF CGF CGF Competitive Grant 50,143.7 831.2 1,234.9 2011 Estimated 60,275.5 892.4 1,570.0 2012 Proposed 63,396.7 914.2 1,501.3 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 54,248.0 803.2 1,413.0 2013 Alternative 54,248.0 803.2 1,413.0 2014 Alternative 54,248.0 803.2 1,413.0 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Illinois Warrior Assistance Program Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Outpatient Counseling Veterans’ Conservation Corps Total Designated Purposes Grants Bonus Payments to War Veterans and Peacetime Crisis Survivors Cartage and Erection of Veterans’ Headstones Educational Opportunities for Children of Certain Veterans Total Grants Total General Funds 424.3 401.1 99.8 925.2 54,011.1 550.0 413.6 140.0 1,103.6 65,128.4 347.8 550.0 163.7 1,061.5 68,137.5 CGF CGF CGF 0.0 56,464.1 311.9 50.0 0.0 876.1 2011 Estimated 300.0 200.0 10.0 1,286.9 2012 Proposed 300.0 200.0 10.0 1,263.8

Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative CGF CGF CGF 0.0 2013 Alternative CGF CGF CGF 0.0 2014 Alternative CGF CGF CGF 0.0 Reason Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant

CGF CGF CGF 0.0 56,464.1

CGF CGF CGF 0.0 56,464.1

Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant

Illinois Arts Council
The Illinois Arts Council (IAC) promotes the arts by offering both financial and professional assistance to individual artists and arts organizations. When the state is strapped for cash – and when both taxpayers and core services are suffering – certain items do not make the state’s top-priority list. Funding for the arts and related programs belong in the private sector, which has demonstrated its ability and inclination to support cultural endeavors. Chicago in particular is known for its world-class entertainment, which draws talent from around the globe. Strangely, the state is still providing money to many of the city’s most prestigious organizations, despite their star power and expansive donor base. For example, in 2009 the Illinois Arts Council gave $60,000 in grants to the Art Institute of Chicago,20 which had a fund balance of $1 billion on June 30, 2008.21 Last year, Budget Solutions 2011 recommended that the state completely de-fund the Illinois Arts Council. We would recommend the same this year. That said, a number of the Arts Council’s programs would be eligible for review and, possibly, renewal under our proposed Competitive Grant Funding initiative. The CGF review process, with its priorities on improving the core functions of government, would not favor the programs below. But in the event that any or all of the programs below were restored, the Arts Council would need to privately raise cash to cover personnel expenses. Budget Solutions 2012 would eliminate general fund support for salaries at benefits at the Arts Council.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits 1,315.1 2011 Estimated 1,274.2 2012 Proposed 1,420.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Fairness

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Travel and meeting expenses of Arts Council and Panel members Total Designated Purposes Grants Grants and financial assistance for arts education Grants and financial assistance for arts organizations Grants and financial assistance for targeted constituencies Grants to public radio and television stations and related administrative expenses Grants to the Illinois Humanities Council for administrative and grant expenses International Grant Awards Grants to public radio and television stations for operating costs Total Grants Total General Funds 300.3 160.0 500.0 CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 121.8 48.8 2011 Estimated 125.0 116.5 2012 Proposed 275.0 244.7

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0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0

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CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

3,053.0

3,969.3

4,352.2

CGF

CGF

CGF

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463.2

300.0

500.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

1,815.3

1,850.0

1,850.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

322.8

330.0

330.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

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65.0 0.0 6,019.6 7,505.4

0.0 0.0 6,609.3 8,125.0

0.0 0.0 7,532.2 9,471.9

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
If Illinois truly requires a central agency for historic preservation, voluntary donations can support it. There is sufficient private philanthropic interest to support such an agency. Most of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency’s funding is eliminated below. In the event that any of its grant programs were restored through the Competitive Grant Funding initiative, the agency would need to privately fundraise to cover salary and benefit costs.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes On-Line Computer Library Center Operational expenses of the Lewis and Clark Historic Site in Madison County Costs associated with the Main Street Program Historic Site Operations Presidential Museum Operations Expenses related to or in support of the Amistad Commission Lincoln Bicentennial Shared Service Total Designated Purposes Grants Lincoln Bicentennial Total Grants Total General Funds 0.0 0.0 12,329.3 0.0 0.0 10,390.7 0.0 0.0 11,084.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Priorities 50.4 94.9 94.9 CGF CGF CGF Competitive Grant 10,047.9 1,431.7 439.3 2011 Estimated 8,022.2 1,466.2 528.3 2012 Proposed 8,716.3 1,466.2 528.3 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason

Priorities Priorities Priorities

106.2

279.1

279.1

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

89.6 64.2 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 410.4

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 374.0

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 374.0

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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Department of Natural Resources
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) manages the natural and cultural resources of the state and provides outdoor recreational opportunities. The Department must focus on fundamentals and terminate programs that are not core governmental services. For example, the Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education sponsors educator workshops, including topics such as “Online Illinois Frogs and Toads” (registration fee: $25) and “The Effects of Climate Change on Illinois Plants” (registration fee: $10).22 These should be fully funded through user fees.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Dam Safety Program DUI/OUI Equipment Interest Penalty Escrow Water Development Program Operational Expenses of the Department Coordinating training and education programs for miners Environment and Nature Training Institute for Conservation Education (E.N.T.I.C.E.) Operational Expenses Wildlife Prairie Park operations and improvements Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 0.0 0.0 0.0 517.4 0.0 0.0 60.4 0.0 0.0 567.0 0.0 0.0 60.4 25.0 0.5 1,450.3 0.0 0.0 CGF CGF CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 CGF CGF CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 CGF CGF CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 Priorities Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant 37,863.6 2011 Estimated 33,872.0 2012 Proposed 41,580.9 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 27,097.6 2013 Alternative 27,097.6 2014 Alternative 27,097.6 Reason Priorities

5,011.7

6,542.4

6,519.0

5,233.9

5,233.9

5,233.9

Priorities

3,852.9

4,738.9

5,458.9

3,791.1

3,791.1

3,791.1

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199.1

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

1,173.4 670.2 2,560.0 49,288.2

0.0 0.0 627.4 45,780.7

0.0 0.0 1,536.2 55,095.0

0.0 0.0 0.0 36,122.6

0.0 0.0 0.0 36,122.6

0.0 0.0 0.0 36,122.6

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Office Of The Governor
The governor and his or her staff are responsible for managing the executive branch and overseeing state agencies as they implement programs and services for the State of Illinois. The Office of the Governor also coordinates with the legislative branch in preparing and passing an annual state budget, and promoting and enacting new laws. The Office of the Governor should not be immune from budget reductions, and reductions from the governor’s budget come as an example of fiscal prudence. Cutting back on subscriptions and association dues is one area for efficiencies. In 2008, the Governor’s Office spent $5,450.00 on a subscription to the Federal Funds Information for States. The FFIS “helps states to manage their federal funds by providing timely analysis of the impact of federal actions on states.” The subscription service is a joint service provided by the National Conference of State Legislators and the National Governors Association, an association the state already pays $176,200 in association dues.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Expenses Related to Ethnic Celebrations, Special Receptions and Other Events Repairs and Maintenance Total Designated Purposes Grants Discretionary Lump Sum Human Service Programs Lump Sums Total Grants Total General Funds 0.0 0.0 0.0 5,889.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 6,385.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 6,385.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 4,397.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 4,397.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 4,397.6 Accountability Accountability 47.2 50.0 50.0 CGF CGF CGF Competitive Grant 4,526.2 641.3 655.7 2011 Estimated 4,940.5 680.0 695.3 2012 Proposed 4,940.5 680.0 695.3 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 3,159.8 612.0 625.8 3,159.8 612.0 625.8 3,159.8 612.0 625.8 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

18.9 66.0

20.0 70.0

20.0 70.0

CGF 0.0

CGF 0.0

CGF 0.0

Competitive Grant

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Office Of The Lieutenant Governor
The Lieutenant Governor is first in line of succession should the Office of the Governor become vacant, and she or he serves as chairperson for a variety of councils. Proposals are now being aired to abolish of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Illinois was unharmed by the fact that the office was unfilled for almost two years. As such, the lieutenant governor should be required to justify any administrative expense through our proposed Competitive Grant Funding initiative.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes For Ordinary and Contingent Expenses of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor Governor’s Allocation for Lt. Gov’s Operating Expenses Expenses of the Illinois River Coordinating Council Operational and Grant Expenses of the Rural Affairs Council Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 112.7 112.9 2,001.3 CGF CGF CGF Competitive Grant 0.0 0.0 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 0.0 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 0.0 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

0.0

1,250.0

0.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Fairness

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Fairness

112.7 112.7

1,362.9 1,362.9

2,001.3 2,001.3

0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0

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Office Of The Secretary Of State
The Office Of The Secretary of State in involved with issuing driver licenses and registering vehicles, promoting organ donation awareness, overseeing the Illinois State Library and administering the state’s literacy efforts. Practically all of the Secretary of State’s funding comes from outside the general funds. Budget Solutions 2012 recommends that much of the Secretary of State’s general funding be contingent on the Competitive Grant Program.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes For Costs Previously Payable from the Road Fund For Costs Associated with the Constitutional Convention Total Designated Purposes Grants Grants to Public Libraries Annual Library Technology Grants and Purchase of Equipment and Services Grants for School Libraries For the Penny Severns Summer Family Literacy Illinois Libraries for Project Next Generation Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Literacy Programs The Chicago Public Library 15,050.5 15,667.8 8,782.4 7,833.9 7,833.9 7,833.9 Fairness 129,512.0 0.0 0.0 129,512.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Priorities 79,620.8 32,488.0 0.0 2011 Estimated 244,608.8 0.0 0.0 2012 Proposed 202,045.7 31,337.2 7,300.9 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 195,687.0 0.0 0.0 195,687.0 0.0 0.0 195,687.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0

Last In First Out

0.0

0.0

35.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

214.7 250.0 325.0

CGF CGF CGF

CGF CGF CGF

CGF CGF CGF

Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant

0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

865.4 3,718.3 1,432.0

CGF CGF CGF

CGF CGF CGF

CGF CGF CGF

Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Tuition and Fees for Illinois Archival Depository Systems Interns Total Grants Capital Improvements Capitol Complex Security Repairs, Maintenance and Permanent Improvements to Various Buildings Under Jurisdiction of the Secretary of State Total Capital Improvements Total General Funds 0.0 0.0 3,500.0 CGF 0.0 15,050.5 2011 Estimated 0.0 15,667.8 2012 Proposed 45.0 15,667.8

Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative CGF 7,833.9 CGF 7,833.9 CGF 7,833.9 Reason

Competitive Grant

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

0.0

0.0

425.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

0.0 256,671.4

0.0 260,276.6

3,925.0 260,276.6

0.0 203,520.9

0.0 203,520.9

0.0 203,520.9

Executive Ethics Commission
The Executive Ethics Commission meets at least once a month to fulfill its duties with respect to oversight of executive branch employees’ ethics training.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Designated Purposes Ordinary and Contingent Expenses Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 440.7 440.7 440.7 5,000.0 5,000.0 5,000.0 7,000.0 7,000.0 7,000.0 7,000.0 7,000.0 7,000.0 7,210.0 7,210.0 7,210.0 7,426.3 7,426.3 7,426.3 Accountability 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative Reason

Office Of Executive Inspector General
The Office of Executive Inspector General (OEIG) is an independent state agency established under the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act to investigate reports of alleged violations of laws, rules, regulations and policies on the part of state employees, appointees and officials, and those, such as contractors, who conduct business with the State of Illinois.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Designated Purposes For Ordinary and Contingent Expenses of the Office of Executive Inspector General 5,787.7 6,114.3 8,531.3 8,531.3 8,787.2 9,050.9 Priorities 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative Reason

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 5,787.7 5,787.7 2011 Estimated 6,114.3 6,114.3 2012 Proposed 8,531.3 8,531.3

Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 8,531.3 8,531.3 8,787.2 8,787.2 9,050.9 9,050.9 Reason

Office of the Attorney General
The primary mission of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is to protect the public interest and act on behalf of the state and the people of Illinois. To fulfill this mission, the OAG works to protect consumers, safeguard our communities, assist crime victims, advocate for older citizens, preserve the environment, ensure open and honest government and defend the civil rights of the people of Illinois. The Office Of The Attorney General’s budget savings comes primarily from labor and benefit costs.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Lump Sum, Inspector General and Equal Justice Foundation Lump Sum, Operations Total Designated Purposes Grants IL Equal Justice Grant Total Grants Total General Funds 0.0 0.0 32,562.6 0.0 0.0 32,593.2 0.0 0.0 32,593.2 0.0 0.0 26,452.1 0.0 0.0 26,452.1 0.0 0.0 26,452.1 Fairness 1,887.4 4,577.5 6,464.9 1,887.5 30,705.7 32,593.2 1,887.5 30,705.7 32,593.2 1,887.5 24,564.6 26,452.1 1,887.5 24,564.6 26,452.1 1,887.5 24,564.6 26,452.1 Priorities 26,097.7 0.0 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 0.0 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 0.0 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 2013 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 2014 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

Judges’ Retirement System
The Judges’ Retirement System administers a program of retirement annuities and other benefits for judges and associate judges of any court and the director of the Office of the Illinois Courts.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Priorities

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Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason

Judicial Inquiry Board
The Judicial Inquiry Board has the responsibility to receive and initiate complaints concerning a judge of the State of Illinois. The board conducts investigations, and files and prosecutes complaints against judges before the Illinois Courts Commission.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Total General Funds 340.6 252.4 19.0 612.0 2011 Estimated 353.2 315.0 42.2 710.4 2012 Proposed 356.3 315.0 38.0 709.3 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 Alternative Alternative 317.9 283.5 38.0 639.4 317.9 283.5 38.0 639.4 2014 Alternative 317.9 283.5 38.0 639.4 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

Office Of The State Appellate Defender
When appointed by an Illinois Appellate Court, the Office of the State Appellate Defender attorneys represent indigent defendants on direct appeal statewide.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Expungement Information Program Federally Assisted Programs Juvenile Defender Resource Center Public Defender Training Student Intern Program Deposit to Federal Trust Fund 273.5 63.2 0.0 61.0 0.0 0.0 275.2 65.0 0.0 67.0 0.0 0.0 242.1 65.0 297.5 67.0 69.8 0.0 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 0.0 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 0.0 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 0.0 Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Priorities 16,635.2 2,424.2 1,101.3 2011 Estimated 16,563.8 2,237.2 1,186.7 2012 Proposed 17,588.2 2,378.7 1,233.9 2012 Alternative 12,422.9 1,677.9 890.0 Budget Solutions 2013 Alternative 12,422.9 1,677.9 890.0 2014 Alternative 12,422.9 1,677.9 890.0 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 397.7 20,558.4 2011 Estimated 407.2 20,394.8 2012 Proposed 741.4 21,942.2 2012 Alternative 0.0 14,990.8

Budget Solutions 2013 Alternative 0.0 14,990.8 2014 Alternative 0.0 14,990.8 Reason

Office Of The State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor
The Office of the State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor represents the state on appeal in all cases originating in Appellate Districts of fewer than 3 million inhabitants upon the request and at the direction of state’s attorneys otherwise responsible for prosecuting the appeals.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Continuing Legal Education Criminal Justice General Revenue Match Fund Criminal Proceedings Techniques and Methods of Trauma Elimination or Reduction for Children as Witnesses Law Intern Program Legal Publications Total Designated Purposes Grants To the State Treasurer for Expenses Incurred by State’s Attorneys for Filing Appeals in Cook County Training Program for Continuing Legal Education through the Department of Justice on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Total Grants Total General Funds 125.0 65.8 125.0 65.8 125.1 85.8 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF Competitive Grant Competitive Grant 4,974.3 805.9 163.4 2011 Estimated 4,973.3 815.4 165.4 2012 Proposed 5,148.6 840.2 199.5 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 3,978.6 652.3 132.3 4,098.0 671.9 136.3 4,220.9 692.0 140.4 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

60.0

60.0

60.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

40.0 2.5 293.3

40.0 2.5 293.3

40.0 2.5 313.4

CGF CGF 0.0

CGF CGF 0.0

CGF CGF 0.0

Competitive Grant Competitive Grant

2,038.7

1,700.0

1,700.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

252.3

250.0

100.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

2,291.0 8,527.9

1,950.0 8,197.4

1,800.0 8,301.7

0.0 4,763.3

0.0 4,906.2

0.0 5,053.4

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Supreme Court & Illinois Court System
The state’s judicial power is vested in a Supreme Court, an Appellate Court and Circuit Courts.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Circuit Clerks Additional Duties Counsel and Expert Witnesses Pursuant to the Sexually Violent Persons Commitment Act Probation Reimbursements Mandatory Arbitration Total Designated Purposes Grants Grants for Public Defenders’ Salaries State’s Share of State Attorneys’ and Assistant State’s Attorneys’ Salaries, Including Prior Year Costs Total Grants 5,700.0 6,500.0 6,800.0 6,800.0 6,800.0 6,800.0 Priorities 0.0 663.0 663.0 CGF CGF CGF Competitive Grant Competitive Grant 211,084.9 6,794.1 9,497.3 2011 Estimated 212,978.3 6,991.5 13,384.5 2012 Proposed 223,057.4 7,201.3 13,786.0 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 168,404.6 5,593.2 10,707.6 2013 Alternative 168,404.6 5,593.2 10,707.6 2014 Alternative 189,702.5 6,292.4 12,046.1 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

0.0

379.6

379.6

CGF

CGF

CGF

36,485.5 16,000.0 52,485.5

35,442.9 20,000.0 56,485.5

81,395.7 0.0 82,438.3

56,977.0 0.0 56,977.0

56,977.0 0.0 56,977.0

56,977.0 0.0 56,977.0

Priorities Priorities

14,067.0

13,300.0

14,248.0

14,248.0

14,248.0

14,248.0

Priorities

19,767.0

19,800.0

21,048.0

21,048.0

21,048.0

21,048.0

Capital Improvements Permanent Improvements Total Capital Improvements Total General Funds 0.0 0.0 299,628.8 0.0 0.0 309,639.8 0.0 0.0 347,531.0 0.0 0.0 241,682.4 0.0 0.0 241,682.4 0.0 0.0 265,017.9 Priorities

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Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission
The Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission assists and advises the Court in regard to the acquisition, collection, documentation, preservation, cataloging, and related matters with respect to historic aspects of buildings, objects, artifacts, documents, and information, regardless of form, relating to the Illinois judiciary.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total General Funds 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason

Court Of Claims
The Court of Claims adjudicates claims made against the State of Illinois.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Reimbursement for Incidental Expenses Incurred by Judges Reimburse GRF Total Designated Purposes Grants Claims other than Crime Victims Claims under the Line of Duty Act Funds held by the State Treasurer Payment of Awards Payment of Claim Payment of Claims Claims Line of Duty Awards -- Supplemental 0.0 8,504.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 199.2 1,993.2 10,000.0 14,000.0 500.0 0.0 581.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 10,000.0 14,000.0 500.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9,000.0 12,600.0 CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9,000.0 12,600.0 CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 9,000.0 12,600.0 CGF 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Priorities Priorities Competitive Grant Priorities Priorities Priorities Priorities Priorities 0.0 0.0 0.0 35.3 6.3 41.6 35.3 0.0 35.3 CGF 0.0 0.0 CGF 0.0 0.0 CGF 0.0 0.0 Competitive Grant Priorities 1,016.9 173.4 0.0 2011 Estimated 1,315.8 0.0 46.2 2012 Proposed 1,315.8 0.0 46.2 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 Alternative Alternative 1,184.2 0.0 41.6 1,184.2 0.0 41.6 2014 Alternative 1,184.2 0.0 41.6 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Operational Expenses, Awards, Grants and Permanent Improvements Supplemental Claim for Nathson Fields, Tort, Against DOC Supplemental for Claims Under the Crime Victims Compensation Act Supplemental for Lapsed Wexford Claims Supplemental for Torts Against DOC Claims under the Crime Victims Compensation Act Total Grants Total General Funds 21,114.9 2011 Estimated 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0

Budget Solutions 2012 2013 Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 2014 Alternative 0.0 Reason

Priorities

199.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

10,807.0 398.3 0.0 48,212.7 49,403.0

0.0 0.0 0.0 25,081.4 26,485.0

0.0 0.0 0.0 24,500.0 25,897.3

0.0 0.0 0.0 21,600.0 22,825.8

0.0 0.0 0.0 21,600.0 22,825.8

0.0 0.0 0.0 21,600.0 22,825.8

Priorities Priorities Priorities

General Assembly
The General Assembly enacts, amends, and/or repeals laws, passes resolutions, adopts appropriation bills, and conducts inquiries on proposed legislation. It also acts on amendments to the United States Constitution and proposes and submits amendments to the Illinois Constitution for consideration by voters. In addition to legislative responsibilities, the Senate is constitutionally delegated the responsibility of advising and consenting to most gubernatorial appointments to state offices, boards, and commissions. The General Assembly should not be immune from budget reductions, and this alternative budget makes reductions from the legislature’s budget as an example of fiscal prudence.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Designated Purposes All Costs Associated with the National Conference of State Legislatures Allowances for Services of Officers of Senate: Minority Leader Allowances for Services of Officers of Senate: President Construct/Reconstruct Senate Offices (to Senate Operations Commission) 335.4 341.6 341.6 290.4 290.4 290.4 Fairness 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative Reason

0.0

83.5

83.5

71.0

71.0

71.0

Fairness

0.0

83.5

83.5

71.0

71.0

71.0

Fairness

75.0

113.7

113.7

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Expenses in Connection with Redistricting as Required by the Illinois Constitution for the Speaker -Reappropriation For House Standing Committees For Standing Committees for Expert Witnesses, Technical Service and Other Research Assistance Ordinary and Contingent Expenses of Legislative Leadership and Legislative Staff Assistants: Minority Leader Ordinary and Contingent Expenses of Legislative Leadership and Legislative Staff Assistants: President Ordinary and Contingent Expenses of Legislative Leadership and Staff Assistants: Minority Leader Ordinary and Contingent Expenses of Legislative Leadership and Staff Assistants: Speaker Ordinary and Contingent Expenses, Including Purchase on Contract Printing, Binding, Paper, and Office Supplies Ordinary and Incidental Expenses of Committees, General Staff and Operations, Transcribing and Printing of Senate Debates Ordinary and Incidental Expenses of General Staff, Operations and Standing Committees Ordinary and Incidental Expenses of Senate, Including Purchase on Contract Printing, Binding, and Office Supplies President of the Senate Redistricting for Senate Minority Leader 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed

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19.0

0.4

0.4

0.4

0.0

0.0

Fairness

2,151.0

2,382.2

2,382.2

2,024.9

2,024.9

2,024.9

Fairness

1,514.9

2,100.8

2,100.8

1,785.7

1,785.7

1,785.7

Fairness

4,444.7

5,295.1

5,295.1

4,500.8

4,500.8

4,500.8

Fairness

4,102.6

5,295.1

5,295.1

4,500.8

4,500.8

4,500.8

Fairness

4,751.1

4,903.6

4,903.6

4,168.1

4,168.1

4,168.1

Fairness

4,902.6

5,109.6

5,109.6

4,343.2

4,343.2

4,343.2

Fairness

61.4

95.0

95.0

80.8

80.8

80.8

Fairness

2,941.0

4,036.0

4,036.0

3,430.6

3,430.6

3,430.6

Fairness

4,771.3

5,346.1

5,346.1

4,544.2

4,544.2

4,544.2

Fairness

145.5

214.2

214.2

182.1

182.1

182.1

Fairness

4,633.0 250.0

4,900.8 750.0

4,900.8 750.0

4,165.7 637.5

4,165.7 637.5

4,165.7 637.5

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Redistricting for Senate President Redistricting for House Minority Leader Redistricting for House Speaker Speaker of the House of Representatives Travel, Including Expenses to Springfield For Official Business When General Assembly is Not in Session Travel, Including Expenses to Springfield For Official Business When General Assembly is Not in Session Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 0.0 250.0 246.2 7,690.8 2011 Estimated 750.0 750.0 750.0 8,190.3 2012 Proposed 750.0 750.0 750.0 8,190.3

Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 637.5 637.5 637.5 6,961.8 637.5 637.5 637.5 6,961.8 637.5 637.5 637.5 6,961.8 Reason Fairness Fairness Fairness Fairness

4.9

57.7

57.7

49.0

49.0

49.0

Fairness

4.1

30.4

30.4

25.8

25.8

25.8

Fairness

43,294.4 43,294.4

51,579.6 51,579.6

51,579.6 51,579.6

43,746.1 43,746.1

43,745.7 43,745.7

43,745.7 43,745.7

General Assembly Retirement System
The General Assembly Retirement System provides retirement annuities, survivors’ annuities, and other benefits for members of the General Assembly, certain elected state officials and their beneficiaries.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total General Funds 0.0 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 0.0 0.0 2013 Alternative 0.0 0.0 2014 Alternative 0.0 0.0 Reason Priorities

Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability
The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, a bipartisan, joint legislative commission, provides the Illinois General Assembly with information relevant to the Illinois economy, taxes, and other sources of revenue and debt obligations of the state. Our funding recommendations for CoGFA largely mirror those of Gov. Quinn
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits 833.8 2011 Estimated 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Priorities

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes COGFA Operational Lump Sums Assumption of Duties from the Pension Law Commission Compensation Review Board Expenses Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 1,084.2 0.0 0.0 1,084.2 1,084.2 1,643.4 0.0 0.0 1,643.4 1,643.4 6,932.9 0.0 0.0 6,932.9 6,932.9 6,932.9 0.0 0.0 6,932.9 6,932.9 0.0 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 0.0

Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Priorities Priorities

6,932.9 0.0 0.0 6,932.9 6,932.9

6,932.9 0.0 0.0 6,932.9 6,932.9

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Joint Committee On Administrative Rules
The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, a bipartisan legislative oversight committee, is authorized to conduct systematic reviews of administrative rules promulgated by state agencies. The committee conducts several integrated review programs, including a review program for proposed emergency and peremptory rulemaking, a review of new public acts and a complaint review program.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Operational Lump Sum Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 139.1 139.1 139.1 1,040.7 1,040.7 1,040.7 1,040.7 1,040.7 1,040.7 868.9 868.9 868.9 868.9 868.9 868.9 868.9 868.9 868.9 Priorities 871.6 0.0 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 0.0 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 0.0 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2014 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

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Legislative Audit Commission
The Legislative Audit Commission is responsible for the oversight of the State Audit Program, review of the stewardship of public funds, and the monitoring action to correct weaknesses disclosed by the audits of state agencies.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Operational Lump Sum Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 33.7 33.7 225.9 233.5 233.5 233.5 233.5 233.5 233.5 233.5 233.5 233.5 233.5 233.5 233.5 233.5 233.5 233.5 Priorities 192.2 0.0 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 0.0 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 0.0 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2014 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Accountability Accountability Accountability

Legislative Ethics Commission
The Legislative Ethics Commission promulgates rules governing the performance of its duties and the exercise of its powers and governing the investigations of the Legislative Inspector General.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Designated Purposes Ordinary and Contingent Expenses of the General Assembly’s Office of the Inspector General Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 91.0 312.5 312.5 312.5 312.5 312.5 Priorities 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative Reason

91.0 91.0

312.5 312.5

312.5 312.5

312.5 312.5

312.5 312.5

312.5 312.5

Legislative Information System
The Legislative Information System is the legislative support service agency responsible for providing the computer services and technical guidance required by the General Assembly and its committees, commissions and agencies.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits 2,561.1 2011 Estimated 0.0 2012 Proposed 2,656.4 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Priorities

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes General Assembly Electronic Data Processing Equipment, and Any Other Operational Purposes of the General Assembly Operational Lump Sum Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 0.0 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 0.0 2012 Proposed 456.3 1,312.0

Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 1,236.0 0.0 1,236.0 0.0 1,236.0 Reason Priorities Priorities

649.0

0.0

742.0

742.0

742.0

742.0

Priorities

1,820.2 2,469.2 5,030.3

4,832.2 4,832.2 4,832.2

0.0 742.0 5,166.7

0.0 742.0 1,978.0

0.0 742.0 1,978.0

0.0 742.0 1,978.0

Legislative Printing Unit
The Legislative Printing Unit provides printing services to members of the General Assembly, legislative committees and commissions, and other legislative agencies in accordance with the policies established by the Joint Committee on Legislative Support Services, and with reasonable rules promulgated by the Legislative Printing Unit.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Operational Lump Sum Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 738.6 738.6 2,063.8 2,160.0 2,160.0 2,160.0 2,160.0 2,160.0 2,160.0 1,872.0 1,872.0 1,872.0 1,872.0 1,872.0 1,872.0 1,872.0 1,872.0 1,872.0
Priorities

Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

2011 Estimated 0.0 0.0 0.0

2012 Proposed 0.0 0.0 0.0

1,325.2 0.0 0.0

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Legislative Reference Bureau
The Legislative Reference Bureau carries out a wide range of functions relating to the legal and technical operation of the General Assembly. The bureau drafts and prepares legislation, which includes bills, amendments, resolutions and conference committee reports.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Operational Lump Sum Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 1,380.8 1,380.8 2,677.7 2,931.0 2,931.0 2,931.0 2,931.0 2,931.0 2,931.0 2,931.0 2,931.0 2,931.0 2,931.0 2,931.0 2,931.0 2,931.0 2,931.0 2,931.0 Priorities 1,296.8 0.0 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 0.0 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 0.0 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

Legislative Research Unit
The Legislative Research Unit is the chief general research agency for the Illinois General Assembly. The unit’s statutory duty is to collect information concerning the government and general welfare of the state, examine the effects of constitutional provisions and previously enacted statutes, consider important issues of public policy and questions of state wide interest, and perform research and provide information as may be requested by members of the General Assembly.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Operational Lump Sum Expenses of the Legislative Staff Intern Program, Including Stipends, Tuition and Administration for 20 Persons For Model Illinois Government Activities New Members Conference Zeke Giorgi Memorial Intern Program 1,380.8 0.0 2,931.0 0.0 2,931.0 0.0 2,931.0 0.0 2,931.0 0.0 2,931.0 0.0 Priorities Priorities 1,296.8 0.0 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 0.0 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 0.0 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 2013 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 2014 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 1,380.8 2,677.7 2011 Estimated 2,931.0 2,931.0 2012 Proposed 2,931.0 2,931.0

Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 2,931.0 2,931.0 2013 Alternative 2,931.0 2,931.0 2014 Alternative 2,931.0 2,931.0 Reason

Office Of The Architect Of The Capitol
The Office of the Architect of the Capitol provides facilities and meeting space needs for the Illinois General Assembly and its supporting commissions and bureaus. The office’s goal is to provide a more functional facility, with flexible and efficient space utilization, resulting in effective processes and procedures.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Additional Operational Lump Sum Operational Lump Sum Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 0.0 926.0 926.0 1,249.8 180.0 1,489.5 1,669.5 1,669.5 180.0 1,489.5 1,669.5 1,669.5 CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 CGF CGF 0.0 0.0 Competitive Grant Competitive Grant 323.8 0.0 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 0.0 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 0.0 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

Office Of The State Comptroller
The comptroller acts as the chief fiscal officer for the State of Illinois. The Illinois Office of the Comptroller (IOC) manages the state’s central financial accounts by recording and processing fund and accounting transactions, and pre-auditing grants, contracts and requests for payment. IOC orders payments from state treasury-held funds through the issuance of warrants and electronic fund transfers, and provides leadership on fiscal issues affecting the State of Illinois and its citizens.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds 84,784.0 0.0 396.0 2011 Estimated 93,298.1 8,300.2 3,215.5 2012 Proposed 93,532.5 8,538.2 5,793.5 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 74,638.5 6,640.2 2,572.4 2013 Alternative 74,638.5 6,640.2 2,572.4 2014 Alternative 74,638.5 6,640.2 2,572.4 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Designated Purposes Contingencies in Event Amounts Appropriated for State Officer or General Assembly Expenses are Insufficient Court Reporters - IOC admin Expenses of Local Government Officials Training Merit Commission Expenses Ordinary and Contingent Expenses for the Office of Inspector General Pension Bill IOC Operations Lump Sum Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed

Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 2013 Alternative 2014 Alternative Reason

0.0

1,598.1

1,620.7

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Priorities Competitive Grant

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 12,486.7 12,486.7 97,666.7

750.0 12.5 93.0 0.0 103.0 0.0 2,556.6 107,370.4

750.0 12.5 93.0 70.0 103.0 0.0 2,649.2 110,513.4

CGF CGF CGF 70.0 CGF 0.0 70.0 83,921.0

CGF CGF CGF 70.0 CGF 0.0 70.0 83,921.0

CGF CGF CGF 70.0 CGF 0.0 70.0 83,921.0

Office Of The State Treasurer
The treasurer is the state’s chief investment officer, acting as both custodian and investor of state funds. The treasurer receives all taxes and fees collected by state government, and deposits them with financial institutions across the state. The treasurer also serves as part of the state’s financial management team, verifying the sufficiency of funds prior to countersigning all state warrants.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Operational expenses for the Office of the Inspector General Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 188.9 188.9 15,766.6 260.0 260.0 16,917.7 260.0 260.0 16,917.7 260.0 260.0 13,586.2 260.0 260.0 13,586.2 260.0 260.0 13,586.2 Priorities 5,143.1 651.2 9,783.4 2011 Estimated 5,639.4 903.4 10,114.9 2012 Proposed 5,639.4 903.4 10,114.9 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 4,511.5 722.7 8,091.9 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative 4,511.5 722.7 8,091.9 4,511.5 722.7 8,091.9 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

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Office Of The Auditor General
The Illinois Constitution and State Auditing Act charge the auditor general with the responsibility of auditing and reviewing the receipt, obligation and use of public funds.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Operations Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 963.8 963.8 6,336.0 6,807.0 6,807.0 6,807.0 6,807.0 6,807.0 6,807.0 6,807.0 6,807.0 6,807.0 6,807.0 6,807.0 6,807.0 6,807.0 6,807.0 6,807.0 5,372.3 0.0 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 0.0 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 0.0 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 2013 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 2014 Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

Procurement Policy Board
The PPB’s mandate is the facilitation of procurement policy for the State of Illinois.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Designated Purposes Ordinary and Contingent Expenses Total Designated Purposes Total General Funds 271.7 271.7 271.7 586.0 586.0 586.0 597.8 597.8 597.8 CGF 0.0 0.0 CGF 0.0 0.0 CGF 0.0 0.0 Competitive Grant Accountability Accountability 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative Reason

Governor’s Office Of Management And Budget
The Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) prepares the governor’s annual state budget and advises the governor on the availability of revenues and the allocation of resources to agency programs.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services 1,822.4 145.2 2011 Estimated 1,817.1 165.0 2012 Proposed 2,026.7 765.0 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 1,635.4 148.5 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative 1,635.4 148.5 1,635.4 148.5 Reason Priorities Priorities

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Other Operations and Refunds Total General Funds 154.0 2,121.6 2011 Estimated 233.1 2,215.2 2012 Proposed 245.4 3,037.1

Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 209.8 1,993.7 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative 209.8 1,993.7 209.8 1,993.7 Reason Priorities

Capital Development Board
As the construction management agency for state government, the Capital Development Board (CDB) oversees the construction of state facilities, such as prisons, universities, mental health hospitals and state parks. The Capital Development Board does not rely on general funds.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total General Funds 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason

Department Of Central Management Services
The Department of Central Management Services (CMS) functions include purchasing, real estate, information technology, telecommunications, internal audit and legal services for the state’s executive agencies, personnel and benefits for employees and retirees, and the employee and vendor diversity programs. Budget savings comes primarily from labor and benefit costs. Continuing tuition programs, like the Upward Mobility Program, asks taxpayers to pay tuition for public employees to earn degrees that will help them “to advance to more challenging, higher paying positions.” Public employees should pay for their continuing education, especially if it leads to pay increases.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes For Awards to Employees and Expenses of the State Government Suggestion Award Board 1,155,163.8 30,880.6 2,205.1 2011 Estimated 703,028.0 21,393.0 1,042.0 2012 Proposed 1,447,496.8 20,001.1 1,134.7 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 632,725.2 20,001.1 937.8 632,725.2 20,001.1 937.8 632,725.2 20,001.1 937.8 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

0.0

8.2

8.2

CGF

CGF

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual For Broadband Network For Expenses of the Upward Mobility Program For Nurses’ Tuition For the Governor’s/ Vito Marzullo’s Internship Program For Veterans’ Job Assistance Program For Wage Claims GRF State Surplus Lump Sum GSA Cars For Costs Associated With the Shared Services Initiative and Other Operational Expenses Total Designated Purposes Grants For Auto Liability, Adjusting and Administration of Claims, Loss Control and Prevention Services and Auto Liability Claims For Payment of Claims Under the Representation and Indemnification in the Civil Lawsuits Act Total Grants Total General Funds 8,317.2 4,330.1 48.4 384.7 198.5 1,310.6 1,388.3 0.0 2011 Estimated 8,269.8 4,721.6 80.0 545.6 228.5 1,309.5 175.2 3,609.9 2012 Proposed 8,900.0 5,000.0 85.0 547.9 282.2 1,309.5 500.0 0.0

Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 2,055.2 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 0.0 2,055.2 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 0.0 2,055.2 CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF CGF 0.0 Reason Accountability Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Competitive Grant

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

15,977.7

18,948.3

16,632.8

2,055.2

2,055.2

2,055.2

1,598.4

1,600.2

1,600.2

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

2,414.5

1,347.4

1,347.4

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

4,012.9 1,208,240.1

2,947.6 747,358.9

2,947.6 1,488,213.0

0.0 655,719.3

0.0 655,719.3

0.0 655,719.3

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Department of Revenue
The Department of Revenue (DOR) serves as the tax collection agency for state and local governments. The department regulates riverboat gaming and the state’s horse racing industry, administers the state’s lottery, and regulates the manufacture, distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages. The department oversees local property tax assessments, administers grant program payments for local officials, and functions as the fiscal agent for the Illinois Housing Development Authority.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes For Costs Associated with the Shared Services Initiative and Other Operational Expenses Total Designated Purposes Grants Additional Compensation for County Treasurers per Public Act 841432 Additional Compensation for Local Assessors per Sections 2.3 and 2.6 of the Revenue Act of 1939 as Amended Additional Compensation for Local Assessors, per Section 2.7 of the Revenue Act Annual Stipend for Sheriffs as Provided in Subsection (d) of Section 4-6003 and Section 4-8002 of the Counties Code Annual Stipend to County Auditors 71,717.9 6,702.0 23,773.9 2011 Estimated 79,226.4 7,135.6 28,208.1 2012 Proposed 87,505.0 7,784.4 34,354.5 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 71,303.8 6,422.0 25,387.3 71,303.8 6,422.0 25,387.3 71,303.8 6,422.0 25,387.3 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

2,258.1

1,973.2

2,654.6

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

2,258.1

1,973.2

2,654.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

428.0

265.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

189.9

140.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

382.9

264.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

428.0

265.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

71.3

44.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Annual Stipend to County Coroners Pursuant to 55 ILCS 5/4-6002, Including Prior Year Costs State’s Share of County Supervisors of Assessments’ Salaries Grants for Public Defenders’ Salaries State’s Share of State Attorneys’ and Assistant State’s Attorneys’ Salaries, Including Prior Year Costs Total Grants Total General Funds 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed

Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative Reason

423.8

265.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

1,906.6

1,190.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

3,830.5 108,282.4

2,433.8 118,977.1

0.0 132,298.5

0.0 103,113.1

0.0 103,113.1

0.0 103,113.1

State Board of Elections
The State Board of Elections (the Board) administers elections and election laws in Illinois. The Board disseminates information to and consults with election authorities concerning the conduct of elections and voter registration in accordance with the laws of Illinois and the United States.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Designated Purposes Census 2010 Rediscricting Program - For Completion of Phase II of the Census 2010 Redistricting Program Pursuant to Public Act 94141 For FY2009 Costs Related to Development and Implementation of Statewide Electronic Voter Canvassing Operations & Reporting System Project For HAVA Maintenance of Effort Contribution - State 3,925.5 1,001.4 484.2 2011 Estimated 4,817.1 1,088.5 516.5 2012 Proposed 4,818.6 1,089.0 515.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 3,853.7 870.8 413.2 3,853.7 870.8 413.2 3,853.7 870.8 413.2 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

85.1

90.0

90.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

0.0

125.0

192.4

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

550.0

550.0

550.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Implementation and Operations of Voting System Testing and Integrity Center Replacement of IDIS Campaign Disclosure Reporting Application Gov’s Lump Sum Allocation for Statewide Election Addititional Maintanence of Effort for One-Time Federal Funding Made Available in Fiscal Year 2010. Interest Payment-General Counsel Interest PaymentAdministration Interest Payment-Campaign Disclosure Interest Payment-Elections Division Interest Payment-Information Technology For Additional State Match Requirement and Interest on Previously Received Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Funding (per EAC special audit report E-HP-IL-07-06), and Fund Estimated State Match on Additional Federal HAVA funds to be Received During FY2009 Reimburse Federal Government for Disallowed HAVA Program Expenditure per Federal Election Assistance Commission Special Audit (report E-HPIL-07-06) Total Designated Purposes Grants Awards to County Clerks, Recorders and Chief Election Clerks as Compensation for Additional Duties per Public Act 90-713 0.0 2011 Estimated 250.8 2012 Proposed 694.0

Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative CGF CGF CGF Reason Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Priorities

59.3 0.0

100.0 2,000.0

100.0 0.0

CGF 0.0

CGF 0.0

CGF 0.0

299.7

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Priorities

0.4 3.3 0.1 10.0 6.6

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Priorities Priorities Priorities Priorities Priorities

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Last In First Out

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Last In First Out

1,014.5

3,115.8

1,626.4

0.0

0.0

0.0

804.9

403.0

806.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

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Governor Quinn 2010 Actual For FY2009 Reimbursement and Assistance to Local Election Jurisdictions for Ongoing Support Costs, and SBE Maintenance of Local Election Jurisdiction Interfaces for the Illinois Voter Registration System Database Reimburse Counties for Election Judges and Other Officials - Early Voting Assistance Reimburse Counties for Increased Compensation to Judges and Other Officials Expense of Election Authority for Voter Registration Tapes Total Grants Total General Funds 2011 Estimated 2012 Proposed

Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative Reason

1,642.9

1,580.4

2,666.3

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant

520.6

1,300.0

1,300.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

Competitive Grant Competitive Grant Last In First Out

2,152.3

2,700.0

2,700.0

CGF

CGF

CGF

0.0 5,120.6 11,546.1

0.0 5,983.4 15,521.3

0.0 7,472.3 15,521.3

0.0 0.0 5,137.7

0.0 0.0 5,137.7

0.0 0.0 5,137.7

Illinois Gaming Board
The Gaming Board consists of five members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The Gaming Board administers a regulatory and tax collection system for casino gambling in Illinois. The Gaming Board also has comprehensive law enforcement responsibilities associated with casino gambling in Illinois. The Illinois Gaming Board does not rely on general funds.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total General Funds 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason

Illinois Racing Board
The Illinois Racing Board was created in 1933 and its legal mandate is defined in the Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975. The mission of the Illinois Racing Board is to regulate horse racing through the enforcement of the Act and its rules and regulations and to ensure the honesty and integrity of Illinois racing and wagering. The Illinois Racing Board does not rely on general funds.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total General Funds 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason

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Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Council
The Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Council manages the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund. Primary council responsibilities include: licensing retail drycleaners, providing environmental remediation liability insurance coverage, and assisting in the cleanup of soil and groundwater contaminated by dry cleaning solvents. The Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Council does not rely on general funds.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total General Funds 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 0.0 0.0 0.0 Reason

Civil Service Commission
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) hears and determines employee appeals of discharges, suspensions, transfers, allocations, layoffs and demotions under the Personnel Code and Rules.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Total General Funds 267.4 66.6 22.3 356.4 2011 Estimated 239.1 65.1 25.6 329.8 2012 Proposed 267.8 70.2 31.1 369.0 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 2014 Alternative Alternative Alternative 215.2 58.6 23.0 296.8 215.2 58.6 23.0 296.8 215.2 58.6 23.0 296.8 Reason Accountability Accountability Accountability

State Employees Retirement System
The State Employees Retirement System (SERS) provides retirement annuities, survivors’ annuities, and other benefits for state employees.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Total Personal Services and Fringe Benefits Total Contractual Services Total Other Operations and Refunds Total General Funds 47.9 25.0 1.8 74.7 2011 Estimated 2,449.6 25.7 2.2 2,477.5 2012 Proposed 60.9 29.4 2.2 92.5 Budget Solutions 2012 2013 Alternative Alternative 2,082.2 23.1 2.0 2,107.3 2,082.2 23.1 2.0 2,107.3 2014 Alternative 2,082.2 23.1 2.0 2,107.3 Reason Priorities Priorities Priorities

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Competitive Grant Funding
Budget Solutions 2012 proposes a new approach to state spending called Competitive Grant Funding. Inspired by competitive programs at the federal level, the program seeks to pilot a process that sets a new, high standard for programs hoping to receive taxpayer dollars.
Governor Quinn 2010 Actual Grant Funding Total General Funds 0.0 0.0 2011 Estimated 0.0 0.0 2012 Proposed 0.0 0.0 Budget Solutions 2012 Alternative 150,000.0 150,000.0 2013 Alternative 150,000.0 150,000.0 2014 Alternative 150,000.0 150,000.0 Reason

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Appendix A. State Spending Examples Found via IllinoisOpenGov.org
In 2009, the Illinois Policy Institute launched IllinoisOpenGov.org, which gives Illinois taxpayers a clear look into how state government spends their hard-earned tax dollars, down to the agency, person and penny. The site contains information on state employee payroll, checks to businesses and people and state retiree pensions. The following spending examples come directly from IllinoisOpenGov.org and highlight spending choices that should receive extra scrutiny before being repeated in the future. The expenses below were incurred between July 1, 2009 and April 16, 2010. Statewide: $3,782,545 for Association Dues Seventy-three state agencies paid almost $3.8 million for association dues. Twelve agencies spent more than $100,000 on association dues, the State Board of Education ($455,901), the Department of Transportation ($373,647), and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity ($298,217) spent the most. Statewide: $1,283,798 on Registration Fees and Conference Expenses Sixty-eight agencies spent nearly $1.3 million on registration fees and conference expenses. The Department of Transportation, the Department of Human Services, and the University of Illinois incurred the largest expenses, each spending more than $100,000. Statewide: $1,406,623 on Subscriptions Various state agencies spent $1.4 million on subscriptions to vendors such as Gatehouse Media IL Holdings II ($11,090), Ahead of Our Time Publishing ($9,450) and XM Satellite Radio Inc. ($6,958). Statewide: $2,885,766 on Prizes, Premiums and Awards Seven state agencies spent a combined total of $2,885,766 on prizes, premiums and awards. The Department of Agriculture was responsible for over 98 percent of the expenditures, spending $2,837,019 on this category of spending. The Department of Natural Resources spent the second highest amount at $30,994. Statewide: $86,631 for Employee Moving Expenses Five state agencies incurred a total of $86,631 in employee moving expenses. Southern Illinois University had the largest expenses at $46,077, followed by the Department of Transportation with $35,220. Statewide: $31,275 for Interviewee Expenses Various state agencies had $31,275 in interviewee expenses. The University of Illinois had the largest expenditure with $17,046, followed by the Department of Transportation ($7,721) and the Mathematics and Science Academy ($2,342). Statewide: $19,803,867 for In-State Travel Expenses Eighty-eight state agencies had in-state travel expenses, with the expenses for twenty-six agencies exceeding $100,000. Statewide: $7,073,923 for Passenger Automobiles Twelve state agencies had passenger automobile expenditures, including the General Assembly ($48,390), the Supreme Court ($39,052) and Governors State University ($17,799). Statewide: $664,093 on Video Conferencing Various state agencies spent $664,093 on video conferencing, with the State Policy and the Department of Human Services each spending more than $150,000. The next largest expenditure came from the Department of Corrections with $74,155. Statewide: $6,927,825 on Advertising Fifty state agencies incurred nearly $7 million in advertising expenditures. Almost three-quarters of the expenditures came from the Department of Transportation ($5,082,930), and six agencies spent more than $150,000 on advertising.

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Appendix B. Transfers from General Revenue Fund to Selected Special State Funds, FY 2009
Illinois has over 300 special state funds that are separate from the General Revenue Fund, yet many receive “transfers in” from the General Revenue Fund. Greater transparency on the revenue sources and spending allocations of these funds will help taxpayers better determine their continuing value. During tight budgetary times, closing these funds or at least reducing the “transfers in” from general funds offers significant savings. Transfers from General Revenue Fund to Selected Special State Funds, FY 2009
Special State Fund
Local Government Distributive Fund Public Transportation Fund Downstate Public Transportation Fund School Infrastructure Fund Metropolitan Exposition Auditorium and Office Building Fund Workers’ Compensation Revolving Fund Tourism Promotion Fund Agricultural Premium Fund Audit Expense Fund Estate Tax Collection Distributive Fund Live and Learn Fund Capital Litigation Fund Partners for Conservation Fund Presidential Library and Museum Operating Fund Coal Technology Development Assistance Fund Professional Services Fund Comprehensive Regional Planning Fund Digital Divide Elimination Fund Illinois Veterans’ Rehabilitation Fund State Treasurer’s Bank Services Trust Fund Build Illinois Fund Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders Fund Violence Prevention Fund Corporate Headquarters Relocation Assistance Fund Illinois Standardbred Breeders Fund Fair and Exposition Fund Youth Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Prevention Fund Intercity Passenger Rail Fund Federal Financing Cost Reimbursement Fund Municipal Economic Development Fund Assistance to the Homeless Fund Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund Illinois Military Family Relief Fund Penny Severns Breast Cervical and Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Multiple Sclerosis Assistance Fund Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fund Child Abuse Prevention Fund Illinois Veterans’ Homes Fund Diabetes Research Checkoff Fund Lung Cancer Research Fund Autoimmune Disease Research Fund Domestic Violence Shelter and Service Fund Total

Transfer
$1,118,193,676 $309,087,820 $100,150,517 $63,318,678 $37,922,811 $34,411,237 $30,634,255 $23,765,389 $16,716,175 $16,495,182 $15,678,000 $12,032,352 $8,166,667 $7,450,000 $6,712,519 $6,696,600 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $4,681,700 $4,185,000 $1,665,662 $1,601,429 $1,400,000 $1,168,427 $1,119,987 $1,107,662 $1,068,900 $715,750 $384,881 $138,704 $30,993 $25,892 $21,090 $20,244 $18,699 $16,971 $14,962 $14,783 $10,314 $3,901 $3,318 $245 $1,836,851,394

Source: Illinois Comptroller, Detailed Annual Expenditures Report, 200923

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Appendix C. State Funding to Local Governments
Illinois state government redistributes billions in tax revenues to local governments—including money from the state income tax, corporate personal property replacement tax, motor fuel tax, gaming tax, state sales tax and use tax. This accounts for a significant portion of the state’s total expenditures. In addition to education funding, the state sent $5.1 billion of revenue to counties, municipalities, townships, public library districts, park districts, fire protection districts and special purpose districts across the state in fiscal year 2009. 24 Since 1995, local governments have received 10 percent of the state personal and corporate income tax receipts, with revenues allocated to county and municipal governments on a per-capita basis through the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF). The Taxpayer Accountability and Budget Stabilization Act, signed into law on January 13, 2011, increased the state personal income tax and corporate income tax rates, but called for income revenue above 2010 personal and corporate income tax levels to be withheld from the LGDF. To keep the LGDF revenue share equal to 2010 income tax levels, the overall percent of shared income tax revenue decreased (see graphic 1). Graphic 1. State Income Tax Revenue Sharing with Local Governments
Income Tax Revenue Shared Personal Tax August 1, 1969 - June 30, 1994 July 1, 1994 - June 30, 1995 July 1, 1995 - December 31, 2010 January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2014 January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2024 January 1, 2024 8.3% 9.1% 10% 6.0% 8.0% 9.2% Corporate Tax 8.3% 9.1% 10% 6.9% 9.1% 10%

Source: Illinois Department of Revenue, Taxpayer Accountability and Budget Stabilization Act (SB2505)

According to the Illinois Department of Revenue, in fiscal year 2009, $1.26 billion of state income tax went to local governments through the LGDF.25 A survey by the Illinois Comptroller of 95% of local governments found that the state income tax accounted for approximately 4.7 percent of local government revenues in fiscal year 200926. If the state returned to the 2004 state income tax distribution total of $843 million (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars)27 in 2009, the state could have saved over $400 million to use on core state services. Graphic 2. Income Tax Disbursements to Local Governments, Actual and Inflation-Adjusted

Source: Illinois Department of Revenue, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Illinois Policy Institute calculations

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Budget Solutions 2012 recommends that most transfers of general revenues be stopped. This would result in a significant reduction to funds transferred into the Local Government Distributive Fund. On balance, most local governments can afford to budget without LGDF assistance. If, however, lawmakers felt that the LGDF should maintain a fund balance above what Budget Solutions 2012 would allow, they could examine replenishing funds from other non-general-revenue sources that are passed on to local governments through antiquated formulas. The state should revisit the Taxpayer Action Board recommendations from June 2009 to review the various local government funding sources to maximize government efficiencies and “encourage regional, unified and inter-jurisdictional cooperation (versus competition) among local governments.”28 Some state pass-through funds account for a small portion of local government revenues. But this revenue, along with significant spending reform at the state level, could help put the state balance its budget. Graphic 3. Local Government Distributive Fund Share of Local Revenue, Fiscal Year 2008
Local Government Cook County DuPage County Will County Champaign County Madison County Hoffman Estates Jo Daviess County Rock Island Town of Normal City of Carbondale City of Decatur Total Revenue $2,813,000,000 $384,633,854 $312,788,666 $73,139,613 $123,373,096 $96,225,652 $16,064,411 $60,258,520 $65,339,428 $34,300,000 $85,300,000 LGDF Receipts* $9,696,698 $9,515,544 $8,358,901 $3,117,934 $5,078,185 $4,786,874 $1,026,095 $3,649,674 $4,646,151 $2,356,801 $7,537,123 LGDF % of Total Revenue 0.3% 2.5% 2.7% 4.3% 4.1% 5.0% 6.4% 6.1% 7.1% 6.9% 8.8%

Source: County and Municipal Budgets,29 Illinois Department of Revenue, Illinois Policy Institute calculations *Receipt data calculated to match local government 2008 fiscal year calendar.

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Appendix D. Medicaid Premium Assistance Reform

Medicaid costs continue to grow year after year and crowd out core government services (see Graphic 1). Even with the increased spending, access to care continues to be an issue. To address these problems, the state could transform Medicaid into a premium assistance program. Budget Solutions 2012 requires the state reform its Medicaid system as follows. To achieve this, the state could implement the “Patients First Medicaid Reform Act,” developed by the American Legislative Exchange Council. This legislation would create and fund Medical Savings Accounts (MSA) for Medicaid enrollees, which can be used to pay for a high-deductible health policy and Health Savings Account (HSA) funds. The MSA subsidies are means tested. As a Medicaid MSA patient earns more in income, his premium assistance would fall since his ability to pay would be greater. However, if the patient earned enough to no longer qualify for Medicaid, he could still keep his MSA plan but would simply no longer receive subsidies for premiums, which he would have to pay himself. . Graphic 1. Total Illinois General Funds Medicaid Spending (adjusted for inflation)

Source: National Association of State Budget Officers, State Expenditure Reports Inflation calculated using the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis CPI Calculator

Graphic 2. Medicaid Spending as a Percentage of Total State Expenditures

Source: National Association of State Budget Officers

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With an HSA and high deductible health insurance plan, the interest-bearing, tax-free HSA handles routine health care expenditures through withdrawals. Once the insurance deductible is reached, private insurance pays for 100 percent of health care. HSA-compatible health plans are significantly less expensive than traditional PPOs or HMOs, 30 and the consumerdirected nature of HSAs empowers individuals to monitor their health care costs and create incentives for individuals to use only those services that are necessary. In order to pursue premium assistance reform, the state would need to seek a Medicaid waiver from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to receive federal funding as a five-year block grant. Rhode Island’s recent experience with a federal block grant for Medicaid (Global Consumer Choice Compact Medicaid Waiver) produced promising results, including $150 million of savings in the first 18 months. Gary Alexander, the Rhode Island Health Secretary, cites the Medicaid savings as “the sole reason why Rhode Island possessed a state budget surplus in 2010.”31 Reforming Medicaid into a premium assistance program will limit the state’s Medicaid liability to a certain amount per enrollee, making budgeting more predictable. Such a reform would also benefit Medicaid enrollees. With an HSA-compatible health plan, beneficiaries would have greater access to care as providers are more willing to accept patients on private insurance. 32 Also, the beneficiary could keep the plan without the state subsidies once they are no longer eligible for Medicaid, alleviating disruptions to health insurance coverage. 33 This added population to the private insurance pool could also lower the rates for everyone in the private market, which would help make private insurance more affordable. 34 Reforming Medicaid is a difficult and complex task, but it is vital to ensuring the sustainability of this program for our most vulnerable populations. Innovative solutions like the “Patients First Medicaid Reform Act” create a win-win solution for states to provide better healthcare access to those who need it most while maintain fiscal responsibility.

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Appendix F. Fiscal Year 2011 Operating Appropriations by Major Purpose: Quinn Budget and Budget Solutions
Quinn Budget: General Funds
Economic Development 0.42% Government Services 9.57% Public Safety 6.03% Quality of Life 0.28%

Education 35.46%

Human Services 20.63%

Medicaid 27.59%

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Endnotes
1 Illinois Office of the Comptroller, Comptroller’s Quarterly 2011: http://www.ioc.state.il.us/common/getLocalFile. cfm?fileName=CQJan2011.pdf 2 Illinois Policy Institute, “Budget Solutions 2010: No Superpowers Required,” May 26, 2009, “http://www.illinoispolicy.org/uploads/files/ superpowersnotrequired_brief.pdf. 3 The Institute for Illinois’ Fiscal Sustainability at the Civic Federation, “A Fiscal Rehabilitation Plan for the State of Illinois,” February 22, 2010, http://civicfed.org/sites/default/files/IllinoisFiscalRehabilitationPlan.pdf. 4 Inflation calculated with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis’s Consumer Price Index calculator, http://www.minneapolisfed.org/?year= 2000&dollarAmount=22.4&yearto=2010&result=. 5 U.S. Census Bureau, “National and State Population Estimates: Annual Population Estimates 2000 to 2009,” http://www.census.gov/ popest/states/NST-ann-est.html. 6 U.S. Census Bureau, “National and State Population Estimates: Annual Population Estimates 2000 to 2009,” http://www.census.gov/ popest/states/NST-ann-est.html. 7 For two of the most recent assessments of preschool benefits in general, see: Todd E. Elder and Darren H. Lubotsky, 2009, “Kindergarten Entrance Age and Children’s Achievement: Impacts of State Policies, Family Background, and Peers,” Journal of Human Resources 44(3):641-683. For a recent assessment of Head Start – the well-funded longstanding preschool program of the federal government – see an official U.S. Department of Health and Human Services evaluation of the program, released in January 2010, which found practically no lasting benefits for participating students: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/hs/impact_study/reports/impact_study/executive_summary_ final.pdf. 8 Elizabeth Milnikel & Emily Satterthwaite, “Regulatory Field, Home of Chicago Laws: Burdensome Laws Strike Out Chicago Entrepreneurs,” Institute for Justice, May 2009. http://tinyurl.com/yd5s5pn. 9 Jon Hilkevitch, “Rate rises to No. 1 when cost of living considered,” Chicago Tribune, March 8, 2010, http://www.chicagotribune.com/ news/local/ct-met-getting-around-0308-20100307,0,5220916.column?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaig n=Feed%3A+chicagotribune%2Fnews%2Flocal+%28Chicago+Tribune+news+-+Local+news%29. 10 Illinois Policy Institute, “CTA Looking In All Of The Wrong Places,” November 26, 2007, http://www.illinoispolicy.org/uploads/files/ CTA_Policy_Brief.pdf. 11 Pew Charitable Trusts, “Pew Analysis Shows Amtrak Lost $32 Per Passenger in 2008,” October 27, 2009, http://www.pewtrusts.org/ news_room_detail.aspx?id=55638. 12 Randal O’Toole, “Taking Illinoisans for a Ride: The False Promises of High-Speed Rail,” Illinois Policy Institute, July 9, 2009, http:// tinyurl.com/highspeedrailil. 13 Illinois Taxpayer Action Board, “Report of the Taxpayer Action Board,” June 2009, http://tinyurl.com/Illinoistab. 14 Illinois Transparency and Accountability Portal, Human Services, “Awards & Grants – Lump Sum, Grants to Non-Profit Orgs,” http:// accountability.illinois.gov/Expenditures/Agency/Contracts.aspx?Year=2011&Agency=444&Category=4900&Detail=4480&Contract=* &Vendor=38da2468-0196-4d91-8191-35756810134e 15 Guidestar.com, “C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation,” http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2009/376/053/2009376053117-05b1b619-9.pdf 16 Illinois Transparency and Accountability Portal, Human Services, “Awards & Grants – Lump Sum – Grants to Non-Profit Orgs,” http://accountability.illinois.gov/Expenditures/Agency/Contracts.aspx?Year=2011&Agency=444&Category=4900&Detail=4480&Contr act=*&Vendor=fbadc31d-4119-47fa-aee4-23df50ce5e8f 17 Guidestar.com, “City Year,” http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments/2009/222/882/2009-222882549-05fe31c5-9.pdf 18 Illinois Transparency and Accountability Portal, Human Services, “Awards & Grants – Lump Sum, Grants to Non-Profit Orgs,” http:// accountability.illinois.gov/Expenditures/Agency/Contracts.aspx?Year=2011&Agency=444&Category=4900&Detail=4480&Contract=* &Vendor=254eaed0-167b-4ffb-b3f5-7793145f7079 19 20 Guidestar.com, “Erikson Institute,” http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments//2009/362/593/2009-362593545-05b9ca7d-9.pdf Accountability.illinois.gov. “Payments to a Vendor for a Category: Payments to Art Institute of Chicago for Lump Sums and Other
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Purposes,” http://www.accountability.illinois.gov/Expenditures/Vendor/CategoryDetails.aspx?Year=2010&Agency=0&Vendor=38171d693ae9-46f1-8292-a7a0bd8b9720&Contract=*&Category=1900. 21 Guidestar.com, The Art Institute of Chicago 2007 Form 990, http://www.guidestar.org/FinDocuments//2008/362/167/2008362167725-05130ecf-9.pdf. 22 Illinois Department of Natural Resources Division of Education, ENTICE program, accessed March 12, 2010, https://www. enticeworkshops.com/. 23 “Detailed Annual Report of Revenues and Expenditures,” Illinois State Comptroller, Fiscal Year 2009, http://www.apps.ioc.state.il.us/ ioc-pdf/FY09DAR.pdf. 24 “Fiscal Responsibility Report Card,” Illinois Comptroller, Fiscal Year 2009 http://www.ioc.state.il.us/ioc-pdf/LocalGovt/ReportCard/ ReportCard2009.pdf. 25 Freedom of Information Act Request Response, Illinois Department of Revenue, December 20, 2010. 26 “Fiscal Responsibility Report Card,” Illinois Comptroller, Fiscal Year 2009 http://www.ioc.state.il.us/ioc-pdf/LocalGovt/ReportCard/ ReportCard2009.pdf. 27 28 29 Freedom of Information Act Request Response, Illinois Department of Revenue, August 26, 2010. Taxpayers Action Board report City of Carbondale, “2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report: Financial Section,” page 7, http://tinyurl.com/2cjctro.

Cook County, “2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,” page 11, http://tinyurl.com/4lfl4pe. Champaign County, “2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,” page 37, http://tinyurl.com/24kw3o8. City of Decatur, “2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,” page 8, http://tinyurl.com/34x64vd. DuPage County, “2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,” page 7, http://tinyurl.com/39hj832. Village of Hoffman Estates, “2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,” page 31, http://tinyurl.com/24fk3hx. Jo Daviess County, “Proposed FY2010 Annual Budget,” page 7, http://tinyurl.com/27h3rwy. Madison County Government, “2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,” page 8, http://tinyurl.com/28wahpv. Town of Normal, “FY2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,” page 19, http://tinyurl.com/2b4xwc2. City of Rock Island, “2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,” page 23, http://tinyurl.com/2wuqhoq. Will County, “2008 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,” page 22, http://tinyurl.com/38tr8f5. 30 “Health benefit cost growth predicted to ease slightly in 2009 as employers shift cost,” Mercer, September 4, 2008, http://www.mercer.com/ press-releases/1319885. 31 http://www.galen.org/fileuploads/RIMedicaidReform.pdf 32 Beverly Gossage, “Using Vouchers for Medicaid Would Lower Health Insurance Rates in Missouri,” HSA Benefits Consulting, February 27, 2008, http://www.hsabenefitsconsulting.com/articles/using-vouchers-for-medicaid-would-lower-health-insurance-rates-in-missouri/. 33 Beverly Gossage, “Using Vouchers for Medicaid Would Lower Health Insurance Rates in Missouri,” HSA Benefits Consulting, February 27, 2008, http://www.hsabenefitsconsulting.com/articles/using-vouchers-for-medicaid-would-lower-health-insurance-rates-in-missouri/. 34 Beverly Gossage, “Using Vouchers for Medicaid Would Lower Health Insurance Rates in Missouri,” HSA Benefits Consulting, February 27, 2008, http://www.hsabenefitsconsulting.com/articles/using-vouchers-for-medicaid-would-lower-health-insurance-rates-in-missouri/.

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