CTBA in the News

December 4, 2013Associated Press

Public employees could see significant reductions in long-term retirement income under a proposed bill that Illinois legislative leaders are pushing as a way to solve the worst-in-the-nation pension crisis.

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December 3, 2013CBS4qc.co

cbs4qc.co: The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability has developed a formula to calculate estimated changes in retirement income over the years if the bill passes.

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December 3, 2013San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle: The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability has developed a formula to calculate estimated changes in retirement income over the years if the bill passes.

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December 3, 2013ABC 7 News

The Illinois House and Senate have passed the pension reform bill, a major overhaul aimed at addressing Illinois' $100 billion pension crisis.

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Pensions, Accountability, and Comprehensive Tax Reform — A Resolution Unanimously passed by the Faculty Senate of Eastern Illinois University

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November 25, 2013Southtown Star

State Senate President John Cullerton claimed that the state pension crisis isn’t really a crisis at all. “John is right, in the sense that the big problem is the loss of $5.2 billion in revenue against a budget deficit that stands today at $8.9 billion,” said Ralph Martire, executive director

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November 13, 2013Investor's Business Daily

Ralph Martire, executive director of the Chicago-based Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, said Emanuel is "asking for relief in the wrong way." The mayor "just wants the burden to be cut so he can get through the budget cycle."

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November 2, 2013Chicago Daily Herald

Among proponents of a graduated income tax is the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, which argues a graduated tax would provide a more stable revenue stream...

graduated income tax in Illinois "would be a disaster for the Illinois economy" that would hurt small business and

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November 1, 2013Herald & Review

The progressive tax, according to CTBA could lower the marginal tax rate of 94 percent of the state's taxpayers.

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October 15, 2013Quad-City Times

Illinois’ fiscal misery is a result of legislative choices, not economic circumstances. As long as the same leaders keep making essentially the same choices, the fiscal gap between Iowa and Illinois will keep growing much wider.

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