Education

Analysis of the Enacted Illinois FY2012 Budget

Release: October 1, 2011

This Report provides an analysis of the FY2012 Enacted General Fund budget. Key findings are: Detail on how the tax increases passed in January averted a fiscal disaster in FY2012; over $388 million in cuts to human service programs; and despite the recent tax increases and spending cuts, the FY2012 budget proposes over $1 billion in spending for which there is no revenue, and is subject to an accumulated deficit of over $7 billion after accounting for unpaid bills left over from FY2011.

Analysis of Governor Quinn's General Fund Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2011

Release: March 1, 2010

This Report provides CTBA's analysis of the Fiscal Year 2011 budget proposal. 

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. 

Highlights of the Illinois State Budget Proposed for Fiscal Year 2009

Release: March 1, 2009

Governor Rod Blagojevich proposed his FY2009 budget on February 20, 2008, and this Report provides CTBA's analysis of that budget proposal.

Money Matters

Release: August 19, 2008

This Report explains Illinois' basic school funding formula, and the consequences that formula has had for school districts across the state in areas of significant concern, including student achievement and teacher quality.

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