Illinois Governor Pat Quinn leaves office next week. The Democrat has been in politics for most of his career.
He spoke Tuesday in Chicago.
"I believe in petition passing and I believe in referendums and I think those are things we need to have more of in Illinois, at the local level, in particular."
Quinn suggests having voters weigh in on budgets affecting the mentally ill and abused children.
He also says he’ll continue to raise awareness for veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder.