Updates and Events

February 29, 2024

House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch to Keynote CTBA 2024 Fiscal Symposium

Ways to Register:

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ONLINE: Click HERE to go to CTBA's event page.

BY MAIL: Download and complete the REGISTRATION FORM. Mail your check and registration form to CTBA, Attn: Tracy Schonberger, 430 S. Michigan Avenue, AUD 874, Chicago, IL 60605

November 1, 2023

Join Senate Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford for an information town hall focusing on the state of education within the Chicago Public School System.

April 11, 2023

Join SPS and ASPA for a luncheon panel featuring Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and Arthur Rubloff Professor of Public Policy at Roosevelt University, and Dick Simpson, former Chicago Alderman and retired UIC Political Science Professor as they w

March 29, 2022

The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (CTBA) and the Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy (IRRPP) have teamed up to showcase two reports: CTBA's A Continued Disinvestme

November 9, 2021

Where Do We Go From Here? Moving Toward Greater Equity in Illinois

November 2, 2021

The Herb H. Franks Endowed Seminar in Political Science:
The Prospects, Hopes and Failures of Educational Achievement at K-12

April 22, 2021

Lutheran Day is an annual event that traditionally gathers people of faith and their friends in Springfield to learn more about how they can become involved in our advocacy efforts and have meaningful and confident conversations with their Illinois congressional representatives.

March 8, 2021

  • How can we make a tough budget more progressive?
  • How do we prevent inequitable budget cuts?
  • What are refundable tax credits, and are they an answer to reducing inequity? 

Join Good Government Illinois’s David Orr, State Representative Robyn Gabel, and Ralph Martire, Executive at the Center Tax and Budget Accountability and Arthur Rubloff Professor of Public Policy at Roosevelt University for a dive into the Illinois State Budget.

March 4, 2021

Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford, Representative Carol Ammons and Representative La Shawn Ford invite you to a virtual town hall to discuss HB 2170, the education and workforce development bill —the second pillar of the Black Caucus Agenda to rid Illinois of Systemic Racism.


The town hall will be broadcast on Senator Lightford's page via Facebook Live. To attend on Zoom, click here: https://bit.ly/3rhm3Uw.  Passcode: 066292

Passcode: 066292

Contact the office of Senator Lightford with any questions at (312) 459-6210 or www.senatorlightford.com/contact-us