Reports

The Illinois Public Pension Funding Crisis: Is Moving from the Current Defined Benefit System to a Defined Contribution System an Option That Makes Sense?

Release: May 4, 2007

This Report address the most common misconceptions the underfunding of Illinois' pension systems, and reviews the relative strengths and weaknesses of defined benefit versus defined contribution systems from the perspective of both the public sector and taxpayers.

Analysis of the Fiscal Year 2008 Illinois General Fund Budget Proposal

Release: May 1, 2007

This Report contains CTBA's analysis of the proposed FY2008 General Fund budget, which was introduced by Governor Rod Blagojevich in March of 2007.

Meeting Our Existing Obligations

Release: May 1, 2007

An analysis of HB 2253, House Amendment 1 of the 95th General Assembly

Top Ten Reasons to Increase the EITC for Working-Poor Families

Release: April 23, 2007

An explanation of the Illinois Earned Income Tax Credit, and why it should be increased.

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