Fiscal System Basics
Release: October 10, 2006
An overview fiscal systems in general and the of the Illinois' fiscal system.
Transit Uncovered: How to Improve Public Transport in Your Community
Release: October 4, 2006
An introduction to public transit in Illinois: what it is, how it’s funded, who the major stakeholders are and how to get involved. Includes a glossary of transit terminology.
Illinois’ Medicaid Program
Release: September 5, 2006
An analysis of the role “intergovernmental transfers” and the “upper payment limit” play in financing Illinois’ Medicaid program. These financing mechanisms are critical to funding healthcare for poor and low-income individuals throughout the state.
An Analysis of the Tax Exemptions Granted to Cook County Non-Profit Hospitals and the Charity Care Provided in Return
Release: May 26, 2006
CTBA's 2006 study comparing the value of the tax breaks received by Cook County non-profit hospitals to the charity care they provide in return. The study was updated in 2009.
Analysis of the Fiscal Year 2007 Illinois General Fund Budget Proposal
Release: February 24, 2006
CTBA's analysis of the proposed FY2007 budget.