Oh, this looks like a real winner!
Just for the heck of it I counted the pages in the 2009 Illinois State Mandates Catalog. 149 pages. Would you want to have our new city start wading through all this? Talk about legal costs! I didn’t even waste my time reading it. Ken Dillenburg
STATE MANDATES CATALOG - 2009 - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This document satisfies the requirement outlined in the State Mandates Act (30 ILCS 805) that requires the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to provide a State
Mandates Catalog. The State Mandates Act became effective January 1, 1981 and was created in response to a nationwide effort to slow requirements that increase local government costs without providing the means to pay for them. The Act defines a State Mandate as "any State initiated statutory or executive action that requires a local government to establish, expand, or modify its activities in such a way as to necessitate additional expenditures from local revenue."