Updates and Events

January 30, 2020

Ralph Martire joins The Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy and Roosevelt University to discuss Illinois'  Fiscal Crisis. Learn about current facts and a way forward.  REGISTER HERE or contact The Stevenson Center at info@stevensoncenterondemocracy.org with any questions.

January 21, 2020

John State Rep. Kalish in an informative session about pensions: how they work, how they’re structured, what are the issues surrounding them, and proposed solutions. Download a copy of the EVENT FLYER

Questions? Call (847) 673-1131 or email weharding16@gmail.com



The Center of Tax and Budget Accountability ("CTBA") is seeking a Research Intern to join our team.  The mission of CTBA is to identify and develop rigorous, non-partisan, data-driven analyses and public policy recommendations that will improve the fiscal health of Illinois. CTBA’s principal goal is to ensure major policy systems work to promote social and economic justice.

To learn more, download a copy of the INTERN JOB DESCRIPTION

CTBA's 2018 Annual Reports is now available online. To view all of CTBA's Annual Reports, go to:  https://www.ctbaonline.org/about/ctba-annual-reports

November 20, 2019

Lunch@65West presents a debate about the proposed Constitutional amendment to establish a graduated income tax system for Illinois.

About this Event

In advance of the November 2020 ballot question facing Illinois citizens, Lunch@65West invites you to join us for a lively debate exploring both sides of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s proposal to amend the Illinois State Constitution to replace the current flat tax with a graduated state income tax.

November 11, 2019

Current Events Discussion Group Chicago is hosting a number of events about topics that will  be changing the world.  On November 11, the League of Women Voters Northside Unit, Forward Chicago, th 40th Aldermanic Ward, the 47th Aldermanic Ward, and Sulzer Regional Library invite you to learn more about the budget and graduated income tax. 

CTBA released the following reports at its annual Fiscal Symposium which was held on Monday, October 21,2019.

October 22, 2019

Please join State Representative Karina Villa and State Representative Barbara Hernandez, with the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, for a Small Business Fair Tax Town Hall.


October 21, 2019

REGISTER NOW! for CTBA's Fiscal Symposium

October 10, 2019

The Fair Tax Coalition of Greater Rockford hosts the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability Executive Director and Roosevelt University Professor of Public Policy, Ralph Martire, for a discussion on how Fair Tax reforms will affect local families.

Please RSVP to the Fair Tax Coalition of Greater Rockford at northernilfairtax@gmail.com