Illinois is like most states when it comes to budget challenges. Leaders must decide how to use tax dollars to pay for a variety of services.
But Illinois ranks low when it comes to financial planning. Nancy Hudspeth says some changes are needed. She's the Associate Director of the Fiscal Futures Project at the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs.
Hudspeth wrote an article on the subject that appears below:
Better fiscal planning tools could improve Illinois’ budget process