Updates and Events

October 20, 2016

Governors State University—SUAA Chapter will host CTBA's Budget Director, Bobby Otter, where he will present on the topic of The Illinois 2017 Budget and What It Means for Higher Education, Human Services, and the Citizens of Illinois.

September 20, 2016

The Importance of Public Education—a Sustainable Way to Fund it—to Illinois' Future

June 22, 2016

CTBA Executive Director Ralph Martire, Senator Melinda Bush and Representative Sam Yingling discuss the never-ending budget disaster.

May 25, 2016

The Harper College Annuitants Association, Harper College Professional Advisors Committee and the Harper College Educational Foundation will host a networking breakfast and a presentation by Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Budget and Tax Accountability on the State of Illinois

April 26, 2016

What are the prospects for the governor and the legislature to get together on tax reform and state budgeting?

April 11, 2016

The Illinois Campaign for Policy Reform and Truth in Accounting are hosting an Illinois Budget Forum from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on Monday, April 11, 2016, at the Union League Club of Chicago.

March 21, 2016

The Portage Park Neighborhood Association presents a panel discussion for parents and the community to better understand the current state of Chicago Public Schools financing and budget cuts, negotiation in the state legislature, and negotiations with the Chicago Teachers Union.

January 24, 2016

Ralph Martire will present "The Fiscal Crisis in Illinois: Its Cause and Potential Solution Education" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Stevenson Center on Democracy, 25200 N. St. Mary's Road, Mettawa.

May 30, 2015

Ralph Martire to present on the Illinois state budget and its impact on critical services at the 9th Annual Chicago African American Summit.  

May 16, 2015

Hosted by Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter

Please join elected officials, budget experts, social service organizations and Senator Mattie Hunter to discuss the impact of proposed cuts to the FY2015 and FY2016 budgets. 

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