Updates and Events

On February 29, 2024, the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (CTBA) held its annual fiscal policy symposium at Roosevelt University. The symposium’s theme was “How the State Budget Can Be Used to Address Historical Inequities and Structural Racism.”  Roosevelt University was a particularly relevant site for this event. After all, the term “structural racism” was popularized by Charles V. Hamilton, a graduate of Roosevelt University, who wrote on the politics of Black Power in America during the 1960s and 1970s.

If you couldn’t attend CTBA’s 2024 symposium, you can watch it at your leisure by clicking on the following link: CTBA 2024 Fiscal Symposium (youtube.com)

February 29, 2024

House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch to Keynote CTBA 2024 Fiscal Symposium

Ways to Register:

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ONLINE: Click HERE to go to CTBA's event page.

BY MAIL: Download and complete the REGISTRATION FORM. Mail your check and registration form to CTBA, Attn: Tracy Schonberger, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, AUD 874, Chicago, IL 60605

CTBA welcomes House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch to keynote it's fiscal symposium on Thursday, February 29 2024. Mark your calendar!

November 1, 2023

Join Senate Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford for an information town hall focusing on the state of education within the Chicago Public School System.

POSTPONED: CTBA Fiscal Symposium

CTBA's 2023 Fiscal Symposium is postponed. A new date will be announced as soon as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you for your understanding and please check back for details on the rescheduled event.

CTBA is raising money for a special purpose media campaign to help build a public profile statewide, and cement our presence in left, center, and right leaning media markets across the state. Support CTBA's special project by DONATING HERE.

April 11, 2023

Join SPS and ASPA for a luncheon panel featuring Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and Arthur Rubloff Professor of Public Policy at Roosevelt University, and Dick Simpson, former Chicago Alderman and retired UIC Political Science Professor as they w

Join Forefront’s policy team, leadership from the Illinois Responsible Budget Coalition (RBC), League of Women Voters of Illinois, and expert panelists at this FREE, statewide, virtual, interactive event, which will help nonprofit stakeholders around the state understand the Illinois state budget process and related advocacy opportunities.  March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  Free REGISTER HERE

March 29, 2022

The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (CTBA) and the Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy (IRRPP) have teamed up to showcase two reports: CTBA's A Continued Disinvestme