Tax and Budget

Released March 7, 2012

This Issue Brief provides an overview of school districts contributions to the Teachers Retirement System, facts concerning the issue of employer pick-ups, and how shifting the responsibility for paying for teacher pensions would impact school districts.

Released 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. 

Released July 3, 2013

CTBA's 2013 testimony and presentation to the Pension Conference Committee.

Released August 1, 2006

This Brief provides information on how K-12 public education is funded in Illinois.

Released October 20, 2006

A presentation on the Illinois economy, and how it relates to education funding.

Released February 28, 2007

This Fact Sheet provides information on how Illinois could reform its fiscal system to provide equitable education funding.

Released August 23, 2007

School construction projects for FY1998-FY2008 (proposed)

Released August 23, 2007

School construction grant appropriations of projections: FY1998-FY2008 (proposed).

Released August 19, 2008

This Report explains Illinois' basic school funding formula, and the consequences that formula has had for school districts across the state in areas of significant concern, including student achievement and teacher quality.

Released August 27, 2013

Despite an increase in spending, Chicago Public Schools is proposing to eliminate 1,520 instruction positions and draw down reserves to dangerous levels in its FY2014 proposed budget.

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