Browse IGPA Reports by Title

  • Merriman, David F.; Crosby, Andrew (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2013-10-19)
    In January 2011, Illinois enacted legislation that made changes to the personal and corporate income tax rates. These tax increases are scheduled to begin their phase-out in the near future. However, as Illinois continues ...

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  • DYE, RICHARD, MERRIMAN, DAVID F., HUDSPETH, NANCY (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2012-02-03)
    Illinois ended 2011 with a better financial situation than it faced a year earlier. However, the state began the year with a hole so deep that not even a massive tax increase and drastic spending cuts could come close to ...

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  • Reif, Julian; Molitor, David (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2021-10-14)
    The advent of cheap digital storage and powerful computer processing has driven an explosion of data collection and empirical research on topics ranging from public health initiatives to stock returns to climate policy. ...

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  • Fullerton, Don; Karney, Daniel H. (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2014-11-17)
    The 2014 mid-term election that put Republicans in control of Congress reduced any chance of federal legislative action to limit greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide from electric power plants. However, the executive ...

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  • Drucker, Joshua; Funderburg, Richard; Merriman, David F.; Weber, Rachel (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2018-04-02)
    The authors use data on all business parcels and property tax incentives in Cook County to analyze the use of business tax incentives from 2012 through 2014. By law, Cook County commercial and industrial parcels are ...

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  • Merriman, David F.; Crosby, Andrew (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2014-02-03)
    In January 2011, Illinois enacted legislation that: changed personal income tax rates from 3.0 percent, to 5.0 percent in 2011-2014, to 3.75 percent in 2015-2023, and 3.25 percent thereafter; changed corporate income tax ...

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  • Merriman, David F.; Kriz, Kenneth A.; Kass, Amanda (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2020-04-09)
    We model the fiscal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and stay at home orders on Illinois’ fiscal situation. Prominent forecasters’ recently published estimates range from short and modest declines in U.S. GDP to declines ...

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  • GORDON, RACHEL A.; Superfine, Benjamin (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2018-10-19)
    This policy brief looks at policies that affect what scholars call the school improvement industry. It focuses on how products developed within this industry - many with development and use paid for by public schools ...

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  • Fullerton, Don; Vrouenraets, Maarten (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2015-09-01)
    The U.S. Clean Power Plan will require states to reduce carbon emissions significantly by 2030. The mandate allows states to decide how to reach this target. Rather than relying on coal-fired power plants, Illinois can ...

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