Revenue Policy

Issue Brief: A Comparison of Major Illinois Tax Proposals

Release: September 30, 2010

This Issue Brief analyzes various 2010 tax proposals.

House Bill 174, 96th General Assembly

Release: May 7, 2010

Fact Sheets and Report on House Bill 174 of the 96th General Assembly. This tax reform bill would have implemented a number of changes to Illinois' tax structure including tax increases of the personal and corporate income taxes. Thus, generating new revenue for the state.

Facing Reality: Illinois Must Raise Revenue to Balance Its Budget

Release: July 2, 2009

This Issue Brief explains why increased revenue is needed to address Illinois' budget deficits.

Analysis of the Governor's Fiscal Year 2010 Illinois General Fund Budget Proposal

Release: March 29, 2009

The proposed FY2010 General Fund budget was introduced by Governor Pat Quinn on March 18, 2009. This Report is CTBA's analysis of the Governor's FY2010 budget proposal. Illinois is in the middle of one of the worst economic downturns in history. 

Moving Forward

Release: March 11, 2009

How the state elects to resolve its record deficit will have a meaningful impact on the size and duration of the recession in the state's economy. Given this scenario, the state's best hope of growing its economy and countering the recession is to close its deficit by raising taxes progressively and maintaining or expanding spending on services.

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