Updates and Events

Video of CTBA’s Higher Education Event from Loyola University is now available.  If you missed the Loyola Event, or just want to watch the program again, Watch it Here!  

The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability is hosting a series of panel discussions across the state examining Illinois’ budget cuts to higher education. Overall, state funding for Higher Education in FY2016 was cut by $1.318 billion or 67.9% from FY2015 levels.

In 2016, Illinois closed its first fiscal year ever without a full General Fund budget passed by the legislature and signed into law by the governor. Halfway through FY2017, decision makers have again failed to enact a budget-with no clear resolution in sight.

November 10, 2016

The Friends of the Park Forest Public LIbrary are pleased to welcome CTBA's Reserach Associate Danielle Stanley to its "Potpourri of Lecture Series." Spend your morning with Danielle to learn more about Structural Racism and its impact on Illinois.

November 1, 2016

Black and Brown students across the nation are faced with struggling communities, poor outcomes and high unemployment - much of which directly contributes to a failing education system. Policy failures on the national level as well as locally have created a system of education inequality.

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.

Watch CTBA's Fiscal Symposium!  If you missed CTBA's Fiscal Symposium, or just want to watch the program again, it is now available! 

 

CTBA Fiscal Symposium on CAN-TV

Materials Available from CTBA Annual Fiscal Symposium

September 20, 2016

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

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