Vision, Mission, and Approach of the Illinois Policy Institute
The Illinois Policy Institute’s vision is to make Illinois first in economic outlook and job creation and to become a free enterprise leader for the rest of America.
The Illinois Policy Institute inspires changes in hearts, minds and laws through its mission to promote personal freedom and prosperity in Illinois and America. As a leading independent research and education organization, the Institute generates positive and sustainable policy solutions for citizens and lawmakers that help unleash talent and entrepreneurial ability. Approach
The Illinois Policy Institute’s approach is to transform liberty principles into marketable policies that become law. The ultimate sign of success is when free market ideas are turned into law and change lives for the better. What does this look like? Individuals and businesses become more prosperous without the fear of government favoritism or interference, families can choose a high quality education for their kids, and citizens respect their government because it is open and transparent to all.
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What others are saying about the Institute:
"The Illinois Policy Institute is the best thing to happen to my home state of Illinois in a long, long time. Step by step, they're leading the way for free markets and real political reform in a state that desperately needs both." -Steve Moore, The Wall Street Journal
"In presenting its 2008 Piglet Book, a study of state government waste, the Illinois Policy Institute ran one of the most effective earned media campaigns I've ever seen. The Institute knows how to get the word out about the issues that really matter in Illinois." -David Williams, Citizens Against Government Waste
The Illinois Policy Institute is simply one of the best state-level free-market think tanks around. They are a strong and passionate voice for limited government, free markets, and transparency. Citizens can look to the Institute for thoughtful, innovative solutions to the challenges that face Illinois. -Andrew Moylan, National Taxpayers Union
"When it comes to smaller government, when it comes to commonsense, when it comes to the the way that government should operate, I think the Illinois Policy Institute is one of the leading organizations in the entire country espousing the ideas that this country needs to embrace right now." -Gary Johnson, Former Governor of New Mexico
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