Taxes

Released October 4, 2006

An introduction to public transit in Illinois: what it is, how it’s funded, who the major stakeholders are and how to get involved. Includes a glossary of transit terminology.

Released October 20, 2006

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

Released July 16, 2007

An overview and charts of the potential revenue options for Illinois, and what that revenue could be used for.

Released July 2, 2009

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

Released October 29, 2010

This Report is a thorough analysis of the Illinois’s long-term spending patterns, budget problems and tax policy.

Released May 23, 2012

Presentation on why Illinois needs tax reform, and the case for a graduated income tax.

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, 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.