Tax and Budget

Illinois General Fund Revenues Were Off $155 Million in FY2008

Release: July 21, 2008

A comparison of the state's FY2007 and FY2008 General Fund revenues.

Citizen's Guide to the Illinois Budget & Tax System

Release: January 29, 2008

The Citizen's Guide to the Illinois Budget and Tax System reviews the technical elements of the Illinois budget and tax system. 

Issue Brief: The Illinois Structural Deficit (2008)

Release: January 22, 2008

This Issue Brief provides an updated overview to Illinois' structural deficit, which is a result of the state's flawed fiscal system.

Cook County's Revenue System is Structurally Unable to Support the Public Services it Provides

Release: September 24, 2007

This Report analyzes the basic public services Cook County provides and the revenue sources that fund them. The Report also examines the Cook County fiscal system to determine whether it has the ability to fund and sustain the level of public services it currently provides.

Illinois Burgeoning Unfunded Liability, More Than a Pension Problem!

Release: September 4, 2007

This Report explains the source of Illinois immense unfunded liability, and how it relates to the state's budget and overall fiscal position.

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