Newly elected State Sen. Daniel Biss is promising to unveil a new report on where Illinois stands on a variety of measures compared to other states.
“After years of hearing thinly-sourced and often-contradictory claims that Illinois is the best or the worst at all kinds of things, I decided that it was time for us to do our own systematic research on these questions,” Biss said in an email to supporters today.
So he says his office “has engaged in a careful analysis of how Illinois compares to the other 49 states in a very broad variety of categories regarding taxes, budget priorities, education, demographics, socioeconomic mobility, and more.”
“We’ve learned a ton,” Biss says, “and it’s told us some fascinating stories not only about where Illinois is today but also where we ought to go.”
The data fest is planned for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Wagner Farm, 1510 Wagner Road in Glenview.
And Biss says he plans to use the conclusions of the research to “guide my legislative agenda in the coming years.”