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2015 Fiscal Symposium

Illinois' Budget: The Path Forward

CTBA's Annual Fiscal Symposium, "Illinois' Budget: The Path Forward", featured Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs. The theme for this year’s event focused on how the state budget reflects (or fails to reflect) our shared values of adequately investing in education, employment, infrastructure, building strong communities and supporting the underserved. Treasurer Frerichs shared his vision for moving Illinois to sustainable fiscal health, which addressed the strengths and weaknesses of the FY2016 budget, as well as the budget "fixes" Illinois should adopt for FY2017 and future fiscal years.

A panel discussion followed, moderated by Eddie Arruza, Correspondent for Chicago Tonight, WTTW Channel 11.

Panelists included:

  • Donald J. Dew, President, Habilitative Systems, Inc.
  • Carol Shuman Portman, President, Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois
  • Ralph M. Martire, President and Executive Director, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
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