Limits on State Taxation and Spending: Implications for the Illinois Constitutional Convention Referendum
Giertz, J. Fred
Chicoine, David L.
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This Article considers the use of constitutional restraints on the state's power to tax and spend. The Article examines the effects of both traditional and specific limitations, and analyzes government growth rates, concluding that the traditional measures already in place in Illinois are adequate to control the size of state government without unduly restricting the state's ability to perform necessary governmental functions.