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November 3, 2016Chicago Newsroom
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While the presidential race dominates headlines, important things are happening at the state and local

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January 27, 2016WTTW Chicago Tonight

Carol Marin discussd ideas for a bailout of Illinois' pension systems with CTBA Executive Director Ralph Martire, Ted Dabrowski of the Illinois Policy Institute, and Bob Reed from the Better Government Association.

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August 24, 2015WTTW Chicago Tonight

Change in Corporate Income Tax Floated

“Tax loopholes

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June 11, 2015WTTW Channel 11

In coming years, Chicago will need to find billions of dollars in new revenue to stabilize its beleaguered debt and pension obligations. And today there's renewed talk of an idea that has been shot down in the past: a city income tax. How would it work? Is it politically viable? And what would the impact be? The idea has aldermen split.

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May 7, 2015

Ralph Martire of the bi-partisan Center for Tax and Budget Accountability analyzes the data and explains the fundamental issues that are at the root of the fiscal problems in Illinois impacting education. The conclusion? The deficit and the future of education in Illinois have a solution; the data show us what must be done.

February 18, 2014

Ralph Martire discusses public school funding in Chicago and Illinois and the challenges of providing a well-resourced quality education for all children. This event was part of the Winter Educational Issues Forum hosted by The DePaul University of Education.  This program was recorded and streamed by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).

January 1, 2013

LWV debate on the merits of the proposed Graduated Rate Income Tax Structure held at the North Suburban Library in Loves Park, IL with speakers Robert Evans, Ralph Martire, and IL State Senator Dave Syverson. Hosted by Sue Stephens from WNIJ, the NPR station in Dekalb, IL.

June 19, 2012Illinois Channel

At the annual conference of the State University Annuitants Association, CTBA Executive Director Ralph Martire says state government doesn’t have a spending problem, but a tax problem. He shows how Illinois’ current tax system fails to tax as much as two-thirds of Illinois’ economic activity.

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October 6, 2010

EthicsDaily.com, challenging people of faith to advance the common good, tackles contentious topic of "Faith and Taxes" with CTBA's Ralph Martire.

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