Tax and Budget

Funding a Quality Education Requires Fiscal Reform

Release: February 28, 2007

This Fact Sheet provides information on how Illinois could reform its fiscal system to provide equitable education funding.

Economics, Education Funding & the State Fiscal System

Release: October 20, 2006

A presentation on the Illinois economy, and how it relates to education funding.

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. 

Issue Brief: Illinois' School Funding Formula and General State Aid

Release: August 1, 2006

This Brief provides information on how K-12 public education is funded in Illinois.

Issue Brief: Recent Lottery/School Funding Proposal

Release: June 7, 2006

CTBA’s analysis of the 2006 proposed sale or lease of the State of Illinois Lottery to generate revenue for funding K-12 education.

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