HJRCA 49: A Constitutional Amendment Regarding the Rules Governing Pension Benefit Increases
Release: August 27, 2012
This Issue Brief provides an overview of the state pension systems' underfunding and an analysis of House-Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment (HJRCA) 49. HJRCA 49 would create a new section to the Illinois Constitution.
Illinois FY2013 General Fund Enacted Budget Analysis
Release: August 2, 2012
This Report provides an analysis of the enacted FY2013 General Fund budget.
Issue Brief: Analysis of the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget’s Pension Stabilization Summary
Release: August 1, 2012
This Issue Brief provides a synopsis of the core changes the Quinn Administration proposed for the state pension systems and an analysis of the cost saving estimates produced by the Governor's Office of Management 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.
Politics Over Policy: Swift 'Reform', Questionable Savings, Delayed Consequences
Release: January 25, 2011
Information on Public Act 96-1495, which created a second, reduced pension benefit tier for Illinois' public retirement systems