(25 ILCS 155/1) (from Ch. 63, par. 341)
    Sec. 1. It is the continuing policy of the State in meeting the public needs to establish program priorities and to coordinate available resources to the end that the maximum benefits be produced efficiently and economically in a manner designed to encourage a strong, free enterprise economy in the State. To carry out this policy effectively, it is essential that the General Assembly be furnished with the most reliable and authoritative information available concerning economic developments and trends in this State and the operations of State Government.
(Source: P.A. 77-2054.)