Updates and Events

2005 Fiscal Symposium

In FY2006, Illinois faced its fifth consecutive, multi-billion dollar budget deficit.  How Illinois responded to this crisis impacted thousands of families, seniors and businesses, as well as the state's long-term fiscal health. CTBA's Annual Fiscal Symposium was held on January 19, 2005, and explored the current status of Illinois’ finances and what must be done to ensure that Illinois remains competitive in terms of public education and human services delivery, economic development, job creation and overall quality of life for its residents.

The moderator for the event will be Chicago Tribune columnist John McCarron.  Speakers for the event include:

  • The Honorable Daniel W. Hynes - Illinois Comptroller
  • The Honorable Dawn Clark Netsch – Former Illinois Comptroller and Gubernatorial Candidate
  • Mike Lawrence – Director, Southern Illinois University Public Policy Institute and Former Press Secretary & Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Jim Edgar
  • Timothy Bramlet – President, Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois
  • Jeff Mays – President, Illinois Business Roundtable
  • Senator James T. Meeks (I, Chicago)
  • Senator Rick Winkel (R, Champaign)
  • Representative David Miller (D, Calumet City)
  • Representative Donald L. Moffitt (R, Gilson)