Updates and Events

February 22, 2015

WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore examined Governor Bruce Rauner’s 2016 budget plan with guests from three different political perspectives. Guests included:

January 21, 2015

As the 99th General Assembly convenes and Illinois inaugurates a new Governor, the state's budget crisis is at the top of the agenda. ULCC Public Affairs and the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (CTBA) invite you to attend a complimentary breakfast forum on Wednesday, January 21 examining these daunting challenges. Moderated by CTBA Executive Director Ralph Martire, our forum will feature two state lawmakers offering their views on Illinois' budgetary and fiscal dilemmas and possible solutions: State Senator Don Harmon (D-39th) and State Senator Matt Murphy (R-27th).


November 11, 2014

The Union League Club of Chicago’s (ULCC) Public Affairs Subcommittee on Education and Advance Illinois invite you to attend an forum on November 11 to examine the merits of the Illinois School Funding Reform Act (SB 16), which is intended to improve the method by which Illinois allocates funds to public schools. 

September 27, 2014

Ralph Martire will participate as a panelist at The Democratic Women of the South Suburbs Public Forum on September 27, 2014.

August 14, 2014

Ralph Martire joins the Health & Medicine Policy Research Group and a diverse group of education and health professionals, advocates, community members, and researchers at a forum focused on the intersection of education and health equity.

June 9, 2014

Moving Forward: Policies to Make Illinois Competitive in a Global Economy




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Complete and mail, fax or email to: Tracy Schonberger, 70 E. Lake Street, Suite 1700, Chicago, Illinois 60601, Fax: 312-578-9258,  tschonberger@ctbaonline.org.  

May 8, 2014

The Education Coalition of Macon County hosted a public panel to discuss Senate Bill 16, sponsored, Senator Andy Manar. Currently, SB 16 is in the Senate, awaiting action.


February 11, 2014

Ralph Martire, the Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, a well known and respected state and national policy expert will present a critical analysis of the state of public school funding in Chicago and Illinois.