McLaughlin calls for more transparency on how taxpayers dollars are spent

McLaughlin said he is asking for a zero sum budgeting solution and supports creating the Illinois Commission for Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

“As a former mayor, I can’t fathom how we chose to allow this practice to continue here in Springfield without any legislative oversight, review or monitoring,” he said. “If this practice was conducted in the private sector, of which I own and operate a company, or the nonprofit sector, the fiscal officer would be terminated or sanctioned.”