On July 1, 2010, Governor Quinn signed into law Budgeting For Results (BFR), an historic spending reform act requiring the state of Illinois to institute a results-based budgeting process that will end the automatic funding of programs. By requiring the State to live within its means and focus on performance, BFR will transform the way that state officials, legislators – and the public – prioritize, think about and implement the State’s budget. Going forward, the State will fund only those programs that can demonstrate effectiveness and help the State achieve its stated outcomes and goals.
BFR Commission Report (November 1, 2014)
Private business and the foundation community have long employed data-driven, results-based budgeting to improve performance by clearly defining and aligning objectives within and across organizations. Many state and local governments also have adopted some version of performance-based budgeting. Budgeting for Results will help government agencies set priorities, meet their goals and deliver the best possible value to taxpayers.