Updates and Events

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.


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To help local taxpayers understand state tax exemptions and credits and learn ways to potentially save more of what they earn this tax season, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, hosted an income tax informational seminar from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Jan.

CTBA's Executive Director Ralph MarHear joins Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and Illinois experts to discuss how the Republican tax scam will impact you and your community. In December, Republicans passed their $1.5 trillion tax giveaway to corporations and the super-wealthy without a single Democr