Updates and Events

January 17, 2018

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. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, will host an income tax informational seminar at 6:30 p.m.

Tune in at 2:30 pm on Sunday, December 3, 2017, to The Bob Shaw Show on WVON, 1690 AM. Ralph Martire will talk with show producer Chinta Strausberg about President Trump's tax plan.

November 13, 2017

  • What does the new state school funding formula mean for our local schools?
  • How does Illinois law affect our property and income taxes?
  • What can we do to advocate for change?

September 19, 2017

The League of Women Voters of Lake County presents an evening with Ralph Martire

The forum will discuss the following:

August 31, 2017

Join State Representative La Shawn Ford and Ralph Martire, executrive director at the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability to learn about recent legislative changes to business and personal taxes due to P.A. 100-0022.

August 31, 2017

The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Presents: "What's Been Happening in Springfield"

August 17, 2017


Illinois budget and what needs to be done to get out of debt, and how not having a budget is affecting the state

August 12, 2017

Join Representative Stephanie Kifowit and Senator Linda Holmes for a community seminar. Topics inlucde:the State Budget, Property Taxes and School Funding.

June 21, 2017

How can Illinois get itself back on the road to long-term fiscal stability? The State Journal-Register is sponsoring "Sounding the Alarm: The Road Ahead," a forum that examines the policy questions confronting the General Assembly and Gov. Bruce Rauner.  

Ralph Martire, executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, and Ted Dabrowski, vice president of policy for the Illinois Policy Institute, will discuss the state's current budget impasse and their thoughts on the long-term changes needed. 

The event is free and open to the public

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:00 pm