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2010 Fiscal Symposium

The Economic Effects of Illinois' Fiscal Policies

March 30, 2010, CTBA's 9th Annual Fiscal Symposium Symposium was held at the Union League Club of Chicago. Panelists discussed the economic effects of Illinois' fiscal policies, and Illinois' recurring and substantial budget shortfalls and have resulted in devastating cuts to vital public services like education and social services. These and other public services play a significant role in equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to become economically productive, and in creating an economic environment in which good paying, good-benefit jobs are obtainable.

The Symposium, moderated by Carol Marin, Political Columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and host of of WTTW's "Chicago Tonight", heard from panelists Illinois Representative Barbara Flynn Currie, 25th District; Illinois Representative Will Davis, 30th District; Michael Gelder, Senior Healthcare Policy Advisory to Governor Pat Quinn, Dr. Michael A. Jocoby, Executive Director, Illinois Association of School Board Officials; and James D. Nowlan, Senior Fellow with the University of Illinois, Institute of Government and Public Affairs and an adjunct professor of public policy at Knox College.