Reports

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.

Issue Brief: Corporate Tax Expenditures

Release: September 11, 2007

This Issue Brief provides an overview of the tax expenditures available to corporations in Illinois.

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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