State Budget

Released January 22, 2008

This Issue Brief provides an updated overview to Illinois' structural deficit, which is a result of the state's flawed fiscal system.

Released January 29, 2008

The Citizen's Guide to the Illinois Budget and Tax System reviews the technical elements of the Illinois budget and tax system. 

Released March 11, 2008

After a record overtime sessions, the Illinois Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 budget was enacted on January 4, 2008. The total enacted General Fund budget for FY 2008 was $27.4 billion. This Report contains CTBA's analysis of the enacted, FY2008 General Fund budget.

Released March 1, 2009

Governor Rod Blagojevich proposed his FY2009 budget on February 20, 2008, and this Report provides CTBA's analysis of that budget proposal.

Released 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. 

Released 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.

Released March 1, 2010

This Report provides CTBA's analysis of the Fiscal Year 2011 budget proposal. 

Released October 18, 2010

Public Act 96-956 implemented numerous cuts to the FY2011 budget, and this Fact Sheet provides an update to CTBA's analysis of the FY2011 budget based on this legislation.

Released November 13, 2010

This is a presentation of CTBA's analysis of the FY2011 General Fund budget.

Released January 26, 2011

This is a presentation of CTBA's analysis of The Taxpayer Accountability and Budget Stabilization Act (P.A. 96-1496), which temporarily increased the income tax rates in Illinois and implement spending caps of the General Fund budget.

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