Updates and Events

On February 29, 2024, the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (CTBA) held its annual fiscal policy symposium at Roosevelt University. The symposium’s theme was “How the State Budget Can Be Used to Address Historical Inequities and Structural Racism.”  Roosevelt University was a particularly relevant site for this event. After all, the term “structural racism” was popularized by Charles V. Hamilton, a graduate of Roosevelt University, who wrote on the politics of Black Power in America during the 1960s and 1970s.

If you couldn’t attend CTBA’s 2024 symposium, you can watch it at your leisure by clicking on the following link: CTBA 2024 Fiscal Symposium (youtube.com)

If you missed CTBA's Fiscal Symposium, on November 9, 2021, you can watch it now!

November 9, 2021

The last 19 months have been difficult for everyone, and finding an equitable path forward is more important than ever. The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (“CTBA”) is pleased to announce the return of its fiscal symposium and welcomes Speaker Chris Welch as the keynote presenter. CTBA hopes to encourage a robust and yet practical discussion of how the fiscal situation in Illinois impacts the public policy systems that can build equity and create opportunity throughout the state, and what can be done about it.

CTBA released the following reports at its annual Fiscal Symposium which was held on Monday, October 21,2019.

October 21, 2019

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October 10, 2018

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"The Fiscal Future of Illinois"


The Politics of Revenue: The Future of Education in Illinois

October 10, 2017

“The Politics of Revenue: The Future of Education in Illinois”

Materials Available from CTBA Annual Fiscal Symposium