Education

Released August 12, 2013

Ralph Martire's presentation on national education reform and the the federal Equity and Excellence Commission's report presented at the National Conference of State Legislators in Atlanta, GA.

Released August 13, 2007

An overview of why school funding reform is needed in Illinois.

Released February 14, 2006

An overview of the FY2005 state budget for education.

Released February 2, 2013

For Each and Every Child is the federal Equity and Excellence Commission's report to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

Released June 7, 2006

CTBA’s analysis of the 2006 proposed sale or lease of the State of Illinois Lottery to generate revenue for funding K-12 education.

Released May 1, 2007

This Report contains CTBA's analysis of the proposed FY2008 General Fund budget, which was introduced by Governor Rod Blagojevich in March of 2007.

Released 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. 

Released 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.

Released 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.

Released 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. 

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