Illinois Budget

Ramifications of State Budget Cuts to Human Services

Release: March 22, 2012

This Report, co-authored by CTBA and the Social Impact Research Center, highlights  the consequences of state budget cuts to human service programs.

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.

Issue Brief: The Taxpayer Accountability and Budget Stabilization Act (P.A. 96-1496)

Release: February 9, 2011

This Issue Brief provides an overview of the Taxpayer Accountability and Budget Stabilization Act (P.A. 96-1496), which took effect in fiscal year 2011. 

Initial Analysis of Recent Tax Increases and Spending Caps Implemented Under P.A. 96-1496

Release: January 26, 2011

This is a presentation of CTBA's analysis of The Taxpayer Accountability and Budget Stabilization Act (P.A. 96-1496), which temporarily increased the income tax rates in Illinois and implement spending caps of the General Fund budget.

Fact Sheet: HJRCA61 Constitutional Spending Limits

Release: January 4, 2011

This Fact Sheet provides an overview of House Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment (HJRCA) 61.  HJRCA 61 was a proposed Constitutional Amendment that would limit growth in appropriations for General Fund spending to the average annual percentage increase in state per capita personal income over the most recent five calendar years.

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