Tax and Budget

Testimony to the Pension Modernization Task Force, Funding Subcommittee

Release: August 26, 2009

CTBA's August 2009, testimony to the Pension Modernization Task Force, Funding Subcommittee.

Facing Reality: Illinois Must Raise Revenue to Balance Its Budget

Release: July 2, 2009

This Issue Brief explains why increased revenue is needed to address Illinois' budget deficits.

An Update: An Analysis of the Tax Exemptions Granted to Cook County Non-Profit Hospitals and the Charity Care Provided in Return

Release: April 10, 2009

An update to 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.

Analysis of the Governor's Fiscal Year 2010 Illinois General Fund Budget Proposal

Release: March 29, 2009

The proposed FY2010 General Fund budget was introduced by Governor Pat Quinn on March 18, 2009. This Report is CTBA's analysis of the Governor's FY2010 budget proposal. Illinois is in the middle of one of the worst economic downturns in history. 

Moving Forward

Release: March 11, 2009

How the state elects to resolve its record deficit will have a meaningful impact on the size and duration of the recession in the state's economy. Given this scenario, the state's best hope of growing its economy and countering the recession is to close its deficit by raising taxes progressively and maintaining or expanding spending on services.

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