Illinois Budget

Illinois Fiscal System: Frequently Asked Questions

Release: April 4, 2007

Answers to frequently asked questions about Illinois' fiscal system

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.

Issue Brief: The Illinois Structural Deficit (2007)

Release: January 29, 2007

This Issue Brief provides an overview to Illinois' structural deficit, which is a result of the state's flawed fiscal system. An updated Issue Brief was published by CTBA in 2008.

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.

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