Tax and Budget

Written Summary of Corporate Income Tax Expenditure Testimony

Release: July 19, 2011

The written summary of Ralph Martire's testimony on corporate income tax expenditures to the joint House and Senate revenue committee in August 2011.

Fact Sheet: HJRCA61 Constitutional Spending Limits

Release: January 4, 2011

This Fact Sheet provides an overview of House Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment (HJRCA) 61.  HJRCA 61 was a proposed Constitutional Amendment that would limit growth in appropriations for General Fund spending to the average annual percentage increase in state per capita personal income over the most recent five calendar years.

Illinois State Funding for Human Services in Context

Release: February 24, 2010

Reduced funding in FY2011 would continue long-term pattern of spending cuts, harm vulnerable populations and fall disproportionately on small to midsized businesses, hurting the state economy. 

Medicaid Plays a Critical Role in Illinois’ Economy

Release: December 8, 2009

Medicaid spending is often misunderstood and misrepresented because of the complexities of its financing structure.This Report is intended to: (1) clarify how Illinois’ Medicaid program is funded, (2) highlight the benefits to the state of Medicaid’s financing structure, (3) identify the percentage of state, own-source general fund spending dedicated to the program and (4) demonstrate the economic impact Medicaid spending (or cuts) has on the state and local economy.

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