Illinois Budget

Special Report: Flawed Tax Policy is the Primary Driver of Illinois' Recurring General Fund Deficits

Release: June 3, 2013

The Taxpayer Accountability and Budget Stabilization Act of 2011 temporarily increased the personal and corporate income tax rates, providing the state with much needed revenue. This Special Report examines the impact of those tax increases on the state's General Fund budget deficits for fiscal years 2011-2013.

Analysis of the Enacted Illinois FY2012 Budget

Release: October 1, 2011

This Report provides an analysis of the FY2012 Enacted General Fund budget. Key findings are: Detail on how the tax increases passed in January averted a fiscal disaster in FY2012; over $388 million in cuts to human service programs; and despite the recent tax increases and spending cuts, the FY2012 budget proposes over $1 billion in spending for which there is no revenue, and is subject to an accumulated deficit of over $7 billion after accounting for unpaid bills left over from FY2011.

Issue Brief: The Taxpayer Accountability and Budget Stabilization Act (P.A. 96-1496)

Release: February 9, 2011

This Issue Brief provides an overview of the Taxpayer Accountability and Budget Stabilization Act (P.A. 96-1496), which took effect in fiscal year 2011. 

Initial Analysis of Recent Tax Increases and Spending Caps Implemented Under P.A. 96-1496

Release: January 26, 2011

This is a presentation of CTBA's analysis of The Taxpayer Accountability and Budget Stabilization Act (P.A. 96-1496), which temporarily increased the income tax rates in Illinois and implement spending caps of the General Fund budget.

Illinois' Remaining FY2011 Operating and Total Budget Deficit

Release: October 18, 2010

Public Act 96-956 implemented numerous cuts to the FY2011 budget, and this Fact Sheet provides an update to CTBA's analysis of the FY2011 budget based on this legislation.