Updates and Events

June 26, 2019

What every voter needs to know about the Graduated Income Tax!

Guest speakers:

  • Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability

  • Mark Glennon, Executive Editor and Founder of Wirepoints

Hosted by Representative Joe Sosnowski and sponsored by the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce. *RSVP through Eventbrite Required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/graduated-income-tax-town-hall-tickets-63565002634

Call (815) 547-5436 with any questions.

June 12, 2019

Rep. Walker and Sen. Gillespie welcome, CTBA Executive Director and Roosevelt  University Arthur Rubloff Professor, Ralph Martire for a public discussion o how Fair Tax reforms can help balance the budget and hold teh line on middle-class taxes—while providing tax relief for over 95 percent of taxpayers.

For more information, please contact Rep. Walker's constituent service office at (847) 749-1137 or Contact@StateRepWalker53.com

May 30, 2019

Representative Joyce Mason and the Northwest Lake County League of Women Voters invite you to an informational session to learn more about the "Fair Tax." 

Questions? Please contact Rep. Masons' constituent service office by calling (847) 485-9986 or emailing info@repjoycemason.com

April 29, 2019

The College of Arts and Sciences at Roosevelt University is sponsoring a conversation on race and politics featuring Rubloff Professor and CTBA Executive Director Ralph Martire and Illinois State Senator Toi Hutchinson. Sen. Hutchinson represents the Illinois Senate’s 40th District and she is nationally known thanks to her leadership as President of the National Conference of State Legislatures. This conversation is part of the university’s ongoing American Dream Reconsidered lecture series.

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.  REGISTER HERE

For more information, contact Assistant Dean Juli Rowen at jrowen@roosevelt.edu.

April 24, 2019

Indivisible Naperville is proud to sponsor The Fair Tax Town Hall at 7 PM, April 24th, at the Naperville Municipal Center, Meeting Room B.  Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, Professor of Public Policy at Roosevelt University, member of Governor Pri

April 22, 2019

A discussion on school finance and the Evidence-Based Funding Model with RALPH MARTIRE

April 16, 2019

Learn about Illinois state budget and pension issues with RALPH MARTIRE

April 9, 2019

Ralph Martire will join Lawrence Msall and Jason Grotto for an Illinois Budget discussion, moderated by Tina Sfondeles. Tina is a political reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times and specializes in stories about Chicago, state, and national politics.

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.

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