Sometimes new laws are good!

By:  Diane Benjamin

Last week Governor Rauner signed the Local Government Travel Expense Control Act.  See it here:  http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=&SessionId=88&GA=99&DocTypeId=HB&DocNum=4379&GAID=13&LegID=93136&SpecSess=&Session=

Here are some highlights:

foiab foiaaOne problem:

It doesn’t apply to Home Rule cities – Both Bloomington and Normal are Home Rule.

Heartland and the local schools will have to comply.  If Bloomington and Normal cared about transparency and cost controls, they would create their own ordinances to limit expenses.

Let’s see if they do.

(Or Home Rule could be voted out by referendum!)

Instead:

Tonight Alderman Hauman will propose changing the City Mission, Vision, and Values:

Hauman

I wonder why the cost doesn’t matter?

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Comments

  1. Out with the old…
    http://www.cityblm.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=10923 page 7
    In with the new where Responsibility and Integrity have been removed. Priceless!!

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