Updates and Events

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.

POSTPONED: CTBA Fiscal Symposium

CTBA's 2023 Fiscal Symposium is postponed. A new date will be announced as soon as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you for your understanding and please check back for details on the rescheduled event.

CTBA is raising money for a special purpose media campaign to help build a public profile statewide, and cement our presence in left, center, and right leaning media markets across the state. Support CTBA's special project by DONATING HERE.

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

Join Forefront’s policy team, leadership from the Illinois Responsible Budget Coalition (RBC), League of Women Voters of Illinois, and expert panelists at this FREE, statewide, virtual, interactive event, which will help nonprofit stakeholders around the state understand the Illinois state budget process and related advocacy opportunities.  March 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  Free REGISTER HERE

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

CTBA is now housed at Roosevelt University. Our new address is:

Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
430 S. Michigan Avenue, AUD 874
Chicago, IL 60605

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.