Updates and Events

September 24, 2020

You have likely been inundated by commercials about the graduated income tax constitutional amendment.  Those supporting and opposing the graduated income tax are pulling out all the stops before people vote on this important issue.

The resounding success of the last Graduated Income Tax Town Hall has prompted the IACCE and SBAC to partner on a follow-up forum.  Ralph Martire and Leslie Munger will return to answer your questions about the proposed graduated income tax.

September 22, 2020

The League of Women Voters of Champaign County and the League of Women Voters of McLean County invite you to a virtual town hall featuring Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and the Arthur Rubloff Endowed Professor of Public Policy at Roosevelt University.

  • What is the Fair Tax Amendment about?
  • How does the Fair Tax impact the state budget?
  • How does it impact me?

100 spaces are available for this virtual town hall discussion, PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY AT THIS LINK

September 22, 2020

The Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce invite you to an informative and important webinar on the proposed Graduated Income Tax that will be on the November ballot. 

Featured Panelists:

  • Ralph Martire, Executive Director - Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and Professor of Public Policy at Roosevelt University
  • Quentin Fulks, Executive Director - Vote Yes for Fairness
  • Mark Denzler, President & CEO - Illilnois Manufacturing Association

This webinar is free of charge, but you must register. Click HERE to register. 

September 15, 2020

The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce invites you to an interactive discussion on the pros and cons of a progressive income tax in Illinois Panelists will share diverse views and perspectives on the Proposed Progressive Income Tax, as well as offer the opportunity for your questions to be answered. Registration is Required:  REGISTER HERE


September 8, 2020

Join Good Government Illinois’s David Orr and Ralph Martire, Executive Director of Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and Rubloff Professor of Public Policy at Roosevelt University, for a discussion of the Fair Tax Amendment co-sponsored by Our Revolution Illinois on Tuesday, September 8 starting at 7:30 p.m.

RSVP to reserve your spot!

August 31, 2020

Join Indivisible Lincoln Square as we prepare to advocate on behalf of the Fair Tax Ballot Initiative with a briefing by special guest Ralph Martire from the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability. The session will cover where/who tax revenue comes from, tax policy as a social justice issue, the effect on the state's financial problems and the compelling arguments for Fair Tax.

Click here to register. After you register you will receive a Zoom link via email on the day of the discussion (Monday, 8/31).

August 20, 2020

The Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce invites you to a  Free Live Streaming Event about the Graduated Income Tax 

Registration is required: lzacc.com

July 14, 2020

Unitarian Universalist Advocacy Network of Illinois will host CTBA Executive Director and Roosevelt University Professor of Public Policy for an online presentation about the state budget and what a fair tax means for Illinoisans.

The Impact of Underfunding the Evidence-Based Funding Formula report analyzes the steps the EBF takes when the Minimum Target Level is not satisfied and how limited or no new Tier funding would impact districts by Tier, income level, race, and geography. The report also analyzes how state funding would be allocated if the state is unable to hold funding level with the prior fiscal year, resulting in a reduction in funding for the EBF.

A property tax freeze could pose substantial costs to students across the state by limiting the amount of funding districts could receive compared to the current law in which there is no property tax freeze. To learn more, download CTBA's report, Potential Impact of a Property Tax Freeze on School Funding.