The Illinois Public Pension Funding Crisis: Is Moving from the Current Defined Benefit System to a Defined Contribution System an Option That Makes Sense?
Release: May 4, 2007
This Report address the most common misconceptions the underfunding of Illinois' pension systems, and reviews the relative strengths and weaknesses of defined benefit versus defined contribution systems from the perspective of both the public sector and taxpayers.
Analysis of the Fiscal Year 2008 Illinois General Fund Budget Proposal
Release: May 1, 2007
This Report contains CTBA's analysis of the proposed FY2008 General Fund budget, which was introduced by Governor Rod Blagojevich in March of 2007.
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.
Economics, Education Funding & the State Fiscal System
Release: October 20, 2006
A presentation on the Illinois economy, and how it relates to education funding.
Analysis of the Fiscal Year 2007 Illinois General Fund Budget Proposal
Release: February 24, 2006
CTBA's analysis of the proposed FY2007 budget.