Reports

Special Report: Flawed Tax Policy is the Primary Driver of Illinois' Recurring General Fund Deficits

Release: June 3, 2013

The Taxpayer Accountability and Budget Stabilization Act of 2011 temporarily increased the personal and corporate income tax rates, providing the state with much needed revenue. This Special Report examines the impact of those tax increases on the state's General Fund budget deficits for fiscal years 2011-2013.

The Illinois State Budget and Tax Primer

Release: March 1, 2013

With over 70 tables and charts, the Illinois State Budget and Tax Primer details the technical elements of the budget process, revenue system and challenges the state faces in clear terms.  

For Each and Every Child: Appendix C Compendium

Release: February 13, 2013

Independently Authored Materials by Equity and  Excellence Commission Members

For Each and Every Child: A Strategy for Education Equity and Excellence

Release: February 2, 2013

For Each and Every Child is the federal Equity and Excellence Commission's report to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

HJRCA 49: A Constitutional Amendment Regarding the Rules Governing Pension Benefit Increases

Release: August 27, 2012

This Issue Brief provides an overview of the state pension systems' underfunding and an analysis of House-Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment (HJRCA) 49. HJRCA 49 would create a new section to the Illinois Constitution. 

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