Nook and Cranny


The Illinois State Constitution of 1970 included a finance article empowering the Governor to ensure effective management of state resources. Many agencies of the state considered themselves independent of any gubernatorial oversight. Fortunately, Dawn Clark Netsch convention delegate, in the debates, said that the finance article should apply to every "nook and cranny" of state government. Imagine the suprise when the Illinois Toll Highway authority was first visited by their budget examiner under Dawn's "nook and cranny" theory of gubernatorial oversight!