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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

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April 4, 2018WTTW Chicago Tonight

Chicago Park District Pension Deal Struck Down. Now What?

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June 1, 2017CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Fiscal policy groups in Illinois agree the state’s nearly two-year budget quagmire has damaged everything from schools to social service agencies to the state’s bond rating, but take very different views on how to fix the problem.

Ralph Martire, executive director of the

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March 23, 2017Chicago Access Network TV

Ken Davis is joined by Bobby Otter, Budget Director for the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability. They discuss the deeply troubling state of finances at

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November 3, 2016Chicago Newsroom

While the presidential race dominates headlines, important things are happening at the state and local

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