Illinois Budget

Analysis of the Fiscal Year 2008 Final General Fund Budget

Release: March 11, 2008

After a record overtime sessions, the Illinois Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 budget was enacted on January 4, 2008. The total enacted General Fund budget for FY 2008 was $27.4 billion. This Report contains CTBA's analysis of the enacted, FY2008 General Fund budget.

Citizen's Guide to the Illinois Budget & Tax System

Release: January 29, 2008

The Citizen's Guide to the Illinois Budget and Tax System reviews the technical elements of the Illinois budget and tax system. 

Issue Brief: The Illinois Structural Deficit (2008)

Release: January 22, 2008

This Issue Brief provides an updated overview to Illinois' structural deficit, which is a result of the state's flawed fiscal system.

Pension Funding and the FY2008 Budget

Release: September 11, 2007

Pension funding and the state's FY2008 General Fund budget.

Analysis of the Governor's Vetoes & What They Mean for Programs Across Illinois (FY2008)

Release: August 1, 2007

Under the Illinois Constitution, the Governor has the veto authority to reduce a portion of or completely eliminate an appropriation made to fund a particular program or service. Through this authority, Governor Blagojevich reduced the FY2008 budget by $470 million. The Report provides an analysis of those budget reductions, and the Fact Sheets provide detailed information on the vetoes. 

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