As usual, thousands of pieces of legislation are being introduced in the Illinois General Assembly. Given the current $9 billion dollar budget deficit, funding for state agencies and state programs will be a high priority. IFCA is working with the agencies that oversee our industry to discuss the long-term stability of our regulatory programs. After years of fund sweeps, there is a great need and desire to re-establish trust with regard to how potential fee increases will be handled; will they be appropriated to the programs they are intended to fund or diverted elsewhere? Stay tuned for legislative updates from the IFCA. Governor Quinn will deliver the state budget address on March 12. You can click on "Legislation" on the IFCA home page to view current bills that directly impact our industry.