Congressman Quigley has long believed government must be consolidated, streamlined, and made more applicable for the 21st century. The mission of government matters, and in order to create the most efficient system possible, we must ask ourselves how we would design government if we were to start over from scratch today: what services would government provide? How would they be provided? Who would provide them?
“Reinventing Government: The Federal Budget” is a two-part report outlining steps to reform the federal budget. Part I focuses on improved budgeting and long-term sustainability. It includes 15 recommendations for a more complete and accurate budget to create a clear picture of our fiscal situation. Part II makes 60 recommendations to save $2 trillion over the next 10 years.
“Reinventing Government: The Federal Budget” is available here:
During his 10 years as a Cook County Commissioner, Rep. Quigley wrote a series of groundbreaking reports laying out detailed plans for the "reinventing" of Cook County government, most famously arguing for more transparency and accountability in Tax Increment Financing (TIFs). Quigley continued his mission to reinvent government in Washington, publishing "Reinventing Government: The Federal Budget" Parts I and II.
Full PDFs of Rep. Quigley’s Cook County reports (2001-2008) are available here:
- Reinventing Tax Increment Financing (TIFs)
- Reinventing Cook County (Part I)
- Reinventing Cook County (Part II)
- Fiscal Strategies for the Cook County Sheriff's Office
- Fiscal Strategies for the Cook County Forest Preserve District
- "Make No Small Plans" The Cook County Forest Preserve District and Lake Calumet