Tax and Budget
The Case for Fundamental Tax Reform in Illinois: Why We Need a Graduated State Income Tax
Release: May 23, 2012
Presentation on why Illinois needs tax reform, and the case for a graduated income tax.
Medicaid's Financing Structure Benefits Illinois by Pulling Federal Funds into the State's Economy
Release: March 31, 2010
A Fact Sheet on the impact Medicaid has on Illinois' 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.
Cook County's Revenue System is Structurally Unable to Support the Public Services it Provides
Release: September 24, 2007
This Report analyzes the basic public services Cook County provides and the revenue sources that fund them. The Report also examines the Cook County fiscal system to determine whether it has the ability to fund and sustain the level of public services it currently provides.
How Public Long-Term Care Services for Older Adults are Funded in Illinois
Release: June 4, 2007
A primer on how Illinois finances long-term care for older adults.