Updates and Events

CTBA welcomes House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch to keynote it's fiscal symposium on Thursday, February 29 2024. Mark your calendar!

POSTPONED: CTBA Fiscal Symposium

CTBA's 2023 Fiscal Symposium is postponed. A new date will be announced as soon as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you for your understanding and please check back for details on the rescheduled event.

CTBA is raising money for a special purpose media campaign to help build a public profile statewide, and cement our presence in left, center, and right leaning media markets across the state. Support CTBA's special project by DONATING HERE.

Join Forefront’s policy team, leadership from the Illinois Responsible Budget Coalition (RBC), League of Women Voters of Illinois, and expert panelists at this FREE, statewide, virtual, interactive event, which will help nonprofit stakeholders around the state understand the Illinois state budget process and related advocacy opportunities.  March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  Free REGISTER HERE

CTBA is now housed at Roosevelt University. Our new address is:

Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
430 S. Michigan Avenue, AUD 874
Chicago, IL 60605

House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch to Keynote CTBA Fiscal Symposium!

Ralph Martire’s column in both the Daily Herald and The News Gazette reveals that research conducted over the last two decades indicates investing in infrastructure stimulates the economy and creates job growth.

Tomorrow, Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 2pm, Ralph Martire, CTBA's Executive Director and Roosevelt University Professor of Public Policy, will join Dick Kay on his "Back on the Beat" show on WCPT 820 AM.

In Illinois, the average annual percentage rate (APR) on a payday loan is 297 percent, and the average APR on an auto title loan is 179 percent. Federal law already protects active-duty military with a 36 percent APR cap.

Ralph Martire joins Dr. Sonya Whitaker on Chicago the Voice of the Nation to talk about equity in education!