Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) recently awarded the Cook County Department of Budget and Management Services its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award in recognition of the County's determined efforts to exercise budgeting best practices, according to a press release from Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's office.
This is kind of a big deal. While some may bemoan the fact that taxes are high -- and that cannot be denied -- how those tax dollars are spent is critical. And elected officials must be able to explain how those dollars are . . .