Many specific duties and functions are required of the TACIR in its enabling
act, and additional duties are often assigned by the General Assembly
through legislation. From its broad set of statutory obligations
and special charges, the purpose for TACIR's existence can be summarized
in four concise yet encompassing goals:
discussion and deliberation of critical and sensitive intergovernmental
action to resolve intergovernmental problems and improve the
quality of government.
common ground between competing but equally legitimate values,
goals, and interests.
members of the General Assembly and other policymakers with
accurate and timely information and analysis to facilitate
reasoned decision making.