Updates and Events

Ralph Martire, CTBA Executive Director, along with John Bouman, President of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, and Diana Rickert, Managing Director of the Illinois Policy Institute talk with Carol Marin on WTTW Channel 11's "Chicago Tonight" to discuss Gov. Pat Quinn's Budget Address.

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CTBA Executive Director Ralph Martire was interviewed Tuesday, March 25, 2014, by ABC Channel 7 reporter Charles Thomas regarding Governor Quinn's budget address to be delivered at noon on Wednesday, March 26. The intereview was televised on ABC7 during the 5:00 pm newscast on March 25, 2014.

February 8, 2014

CTBA's Budget Director and Pension Specialist, Amanda Kass, was the guest on Back on the Beat with Dick Kay which aired Saturday, February 8, 2013 at 2pm.

January 30, 2014

CTBA Executive Director Ralph Martire was interviewed by FOX News political reporter Mike Flannery today regarding IL House Speaker Michael Madigan's proposal to cut the corporate income tax rate in half. The interview aired Thursday, January 30, on FOX32 NEWS at 9:00 p.m. 

January 24, 2014

CTBA's Budget Director Amanda Kass was interviewed on WBEZ's Afternoon Shift program to discuss CTBA's new Issue Brief: How Does Illinois Spending on Public Services Compare to Other States? Listen

On December 5, 2013, Governor Pat Quinn signed Public Act 98-599 into law. That legislation implements sweeping changes to the pension benefits for current retirees and employees in the Teachers' Retirement System, State Universities Retirement System, State Employees' Retirement System, and the General Assembly Retirement System. CTBA is busy analyzing the new legislation.