Illinois 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.

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.

The Illinois Pension Funding Problem: Why It Matters

Release: November 20, 2006

An analysis of the five Illinois retirement systems finds that the state's worst-in-the-nation unfunded pension liability has grown by more than $7 billion in just the last two years.

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