Reports

Issue Brief: The Illinois Structural Deficit (2007)

Release: January 29, 2007

This Issue Brief provides an overview to Illinois' structural deficit, which is a result of the state's flawed fiscal system. An updated Issue Brief was published by CTBA in 2008.

Private Sector Job Trends and The Illinois Structural Deficit

Release: January 17, 2007

An analysis of the state's fiscal system finds that Illinois’ state deficit will increase to more than $6 Billion over the next five years, without adding or expanding any programs. This deficit increase is the result of a tax system that does not generate enough revenue to continue funding the current level of public services into the future, adjusting solely for inflation and population growth. This fiscal mismatch is called a “structural deficit.” In addition to an unsustainable state revenue system, the study also found that increasing the number of high paying jobs in the state will no

Economics, Education Funding & the State Fiscal System

Release: October 20, 2006

A presentation on the Illinois economy, and how it relates to education funding.

Fiscal System Basics

Release: October 10, 2006

An overview fiscal systems in general and the of the Illinois' fiscal system.

Accessing Area Jobs

Release: October 4, 2006

An overview of the Job Access and Reverse Commute program in Illinois and other funding sources for transportation-to-work initiatives. 

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