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Budgeting for Results: Highlights of the BFR Commission Report

“Budgeting for Results” is designed to improve the state budget process in Illinois by establishing priorities, meeting performance-based goals, and ensuring that available resources are used effec- tively. Recently enacted provisions of the State Budget Law stipulate that beginning with fiscal year 2013, both the Governor and the General Assembly “must adhere to a method of budgeting where each priority must be justified each year according to merit rather than according to the amount appropriated for the preceding year” (15 ILCS 20/50-5). Download and read report

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