Updates and Events

April 16, 2019

Learn about Illinois state budget and pension issues with RALPH MARTIRE

April 9, 2019

Ralph Martire will join Lawrence Msall and Jason Grotto for an Illinois Budget discussion, moderated by Tina Sfondeles. Tina is a political reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times and specializes in stories about Chicago, state, and national politics.

SPRINGFIELD - Today, the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (CTBA) released a report, Fully Funding the Evidence-Based Formula: Four Scenarios, which shows that, even if Illinois annually increases school funding up to the full $350 million minimum established under the Evidence-Based Funding for Student Success Act, or EBF, it would take over 30 years to fund all schools to the levels which the evidence indicates is needed, on a fully inflation-adjusted basis.

State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit (D-Oswego) hosted an education funding seminar with guest presenter Ralph Martire, executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, on Jan. 23.

Ralph Martire Appointed to "Budget and Innovation" Transition Committee

The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability is pleased to announce that Ralph Martire has been appointed by Governor-elect JB Pritzker and Lieutenant Governor-elect Juliana Stratton to serve on the Budget and Innovation Committee of their gubernatorial transition.

October 10, 2018

Reserve your seat today by REGISTERING HERE


September 20, 2018

District 97's Claim Committee presents "Claim Your Voice: A Slice of Reality".  The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability's executive director Ralph Martire is the presenter for this event. 

Download a copy of the EVENT FLYER, or for more information, contact Lou Anne Johannesson at ljohannesson@op97.org

September 18, 2018

Evangelism of Grace in association with Apostolic Church of God invite you to a Community Meeting. Speakers will address the topic of Education as it relates to the African American Community.

Speakers will address the following questions:

"The Fiscal Future of Illinois"