Updates and Events

Tune in at 2:30 pm on Sunday, December 3, 2017, to The Bob Shaw Show on WVON, 1690 AM. Ralph Martire will talk with show producer Chinta Strausberg about President Trump's tax plan.

November 13, 2017

  • What does the new state school funding formula mean for our local schools?
  • How does Illinois law affect our property and income taxes?
  • What can we do to advocate for change?

October 10, 2017

“The Politics of Revenue: The Future of Education in Illinois”

September 19, 2017

The League of Women Voters of Lake County presents an evening with Ralph Martire

The forum will discuss the following:

August 31, 2017

Join State Representative La Shawn Ford and Ralph Martire, executrive director at the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability to learn about recent legislative changes to business and personal taxes due to P.A. 100-0022.

August 31, 2017

The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Presents: "What's Been Happening in Springfield"


"The Politics of Revenue: The Future of Education in Illinois" 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

CTBA's Annual Fiscal Symposium 

October 10, 2017; 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Details and registration information will be forthcoming.

August 17, 2017


Illinois budget and what needs to be done to get out of debt, and how not having a budget is affecting the state