Issue Brief: How Does Illinois Spending on Public Services Compare to Other States?
Release: January 23, 2014
This Issue Brief compares Illinois’ General Fund (GF) spending on services to other states using three metrics: (i) per capita; (ii) as share of state Gross Domestic Product (GDP); and (iii) number of state employees per 1,000 residents. Under each metric, Illinois ranks as one of the lowest spending states in the nation.
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.
Facing Reality: Illinois Must Raise Revenue to Balance Its Budget
Release: July 2, 2009
This Issue Brief explains why increased revenue is needed to address Illinois' budget deficits.