Updates and Events

2008 Fiscal Symposium

What States Across the Country are Doing to Address Severe Fiscal Problems

CTBA's 7th Annual Fiscal Symposium highlighted Illinois’ chronic annual budget shortfalls, and what was, or was not, being done to address this issue, as well as what other states are doing to address similar fiscal problems.

The moderator for the event was Laura S. Washington, a contributing columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, and a regular commentator on National Public Radio and Chicago Public Radio. Speakers for the event included:

  • Daniel W. Hynes – Illinois State Comptroller
  • Iris J. Lav – Deputy Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Mary Jo Waits – Pew Center on the States, Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Peter Fisher – Research Director, Iowa Policy Project
  • Alexi Giannoulias – Illinois State Treasurer
  • J. Thomas Johnson – President, Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois
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