Studies & Reports

Since its founding in 1920, the League of Women Voters has examined an array of public policy issues ranging from representative government and international relations to social policy and natural resources.

The League has a reputation for carefully and thoroughly studying issues – looking at all sides, accessing the best available research, consulting experts with contradictory philosophies, and considering both long-term and short-term consequences – in order to provide our members and the public with comprehensive, fair, and easy-to-understand educational materials.

Current Studies

Recently Completed Studies

Exploring Government Initiatives Study
The purpose of the LWV MC Exploring Government Initiative was to study local governments in McLean County, IL - their number, functions, structures, and funding - to gain an understanding of the factors that impact these governments’ capacity to provide effective services through efficient and economical operations. Special attention was focused on identifying present examples and future opportunities to cooperate, share services, and use best practices.

Executive Summary
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