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Friday, December 20, 2013

IML Adopts 2014 Legislative Principles and Policies

The Illinois Municipal League has adopted a "Legislative Principles and Policies" for 2014, which sets the League's mission statement and goals. This document amends a previous "Illinois Municipal Policy" guide that was adopted in 1996. 
The League's stated mission statement is as follows:
Mission Statement
For those who believe in keeping decision-making local, the Illinois Municipal League is Illinois' statewide community-focused lobbying and educational organization "whose special interest is the people" so municipalities can have a powerful resource and voice in Springfield.

The League has adopted five "core principles," as follows:


Core Principles
  • Maintain Local Control
  • Preserve Home Rule Powers
  • Oppose Unfunded Mandates
  • Preserve the Right of Municipalities to Decide Employee Wages and Benefits
  • Protect State-Shared Revenues
Finally, the League details specific tasks it intends to undertake in order to reach the goals set out in the 2014 document, including its support of home rule powers, municipal taxation and state distribution of local share of taxes, pension reform, intergovernmental cooperation, and open records and meeting balance.
You can read the 2014 Legislative Principles and Policies Guide on the IML's website.

Post Authored by Julie Tappendorf, Ancel Glink


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