Tax and Budget

Money Matters

Release: August 19, 2008

This Report explains Illinois' basic school funding formula, and the consequences that formula has had for school districts across the state in areas of significant concern, including student achievement and teacher quality.

Issue Brief: Why Taxation in Illinois is Unfair

Release: January 23, 2008

This Issue Brief explains how Illinois' tax system is unfair, and how it can be improved.

Economics, Education Funding & the State Fiscal System

Release: October 20, 2006

A presentation on the Illinois economy, and how it relates to education funding.

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