Tax and Budget
Testimony to the Pension Modernization Task Force, Funding Subcommittee
Release: August 26, 2009
CTBA's August 2009, testimony to the Pension Modernization Task Force, Funding Subcommittee.
An Update: An Analysis of the Tax Exemptions Granted to Cook County Non-Profit Hospitals and the Charity Care Provided in Return
Release: April 10, 2009
An update to CTBA's 2006 study comparing the value of the tax breaks received by Cook County non-profit hospitals to the charity care they provide in return.
Analysis of the Governor's Fiscal Year 2010 Illinois General Fund Budget Proposal
Release: March 29, 2009
The proposed FY2010 General Fund budget was introduced by Governor Pat Quinn on March 18, 2009. This Report is CTBA's analysis of the Governor's FY2010 budget proposal. Illinois is in the middle of one of the worst economic downturns in history.
Release: March 11, 2009
How the state elects to resolve its record deficit will have a meaningful impact on the size and duration of the recession in the state's economy. Given this scenario, the state's best hope of growing its economy and countering the recession is to close its deficit by raising taxes progressively and maintaining or expanding spending on services.
Highlights of the Illinois State Budget Proposed for Fiscal Year 2009
Release: March 1, 2009
Governor Rod Blagojevich proposed his FY2009 budget on February 20, 2008, and this Report provides CTBA's analysis of that budget proposal.