Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Illinois city and county salaries to be added to state transparency portal

"Two new laws will make it easier for Illinois taxpayers to review public-sector salaries and state tax breaks doled out to companies.

Both bills, signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn, require agencies to put the information online.

House Bill 222 requires county, municipal and township governments to submit employee salaries to be added to the state’s searchable Transparency and Accountability Portal. Under House Bill 3934, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has to publish online the terms of incentive agreements reached under Illinois’ primary economic development program."

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