The State of Illinois, as well as counties, municipalities, and other local governments, should improve upon currently available financial and budget information.{{For more information on best practices, see Katherine Barrett and Richard Greene, “Beyond the Basics: Best Practices in State Budget Transparency,” The Volcker Alliance, December 2015,}} The state and larger units of government with capacity to do so should provide greater access to such analysis throughout their budget processes and associated strategic planning processes — along with policy and fiscal analysis of legislation — to allow stakeholders to review and analyze the material. Providing analysis and other information is important to improve the transparency of budgetary and legislative processes.