Video/Media Gallery

April 29, 2019CAN TV

A conversation on race and politics featuring Roosevelt University Rubloff Professor and CTBA Executive Director Ralph Martire and Illinois State Senator Toi Hutchinson. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).



February 24, 2019ABC 7



Laurence Msall, President of the Civic Federation and Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the bipartisan Center for Tax and Budget Accountability joined Newsviews this week.

Read Original Article

December 3, 2018IASA Video Library

Ralph Martire, executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, discusses Illinois' pension problems and poses possible solutions for lawmakers on how to deal with the biggest issue facing the state. 


May 21, 2018

Rauner’s proposal to reinstate the death penalty is linked to gun control legislation supported by most Democratic lawmakers, including extending the waiting period for assault weapons from 24 to 72 hours. Also under consideration in the compromise deal is a ban on bump stocks for assault

April 4, 2018WTTW Chicago Tonight

Big changes aimed at saving the Chicago Park District’s pension fund are a bust. A Cook County judge has struck down a 2014 overhaul deal as unconstitutional.

The reforms were supposed to bring in more money to the underfunded system by raising the retirement age and cutting benefits. But

Read Original Article