Browse IGPA Reports by Author "Dye, Richard"

  • Dye, Richard; Merriman, David F. (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2013-02-20)
    This report discusses decisions that must be made now to set the state budget on a path toward balance. The authors observe that although progress has been made toward sustainability through policies implementing cost ...

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  • Merriman, David F.; Crosby, Andrew; Dye, Richard (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2016-02-15)
    New analysis by the Fiscal Futures Project finds that Illinois’ budget impasse has put spending on autopilot while revenue is down significantly. This perfect storm of decreased revenue and uncoordinated spending is causing ...

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  • Dye, Richard; Merriman, David F. (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2016-11-30)
    The state of Illinois has operated for many years with a structurally unbalanced budget in the sense that, under the policies in place at the time, government revenue generated by the tax system was insufficient to pay for ...

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  • Dye, Richard; Merriman, David; Hudspeth, Nancy (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2014-01-30)
    Illinois has a chronic, structural fiscal problem so huge that it cannot be eliminated by increases in economic growth alone, increases in taxes alone, or—alas— aggressive pension changes alone.1 In early December 2013 the ...

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  • Merriman, David F.; Dye, Richard; Crosby, Andrew (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2015-11-07)
    Illinois does not follow basic principles of sound budgeting recommended by fiscal experts. This research suggests ways that Illinois and other states can reform practices to avoid fiscal crises in the future. Two ...

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  • Merriman, David F.; Dye, Richard; Hudspeth, Nancy (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2014-02-20)
    Are we looking at a crisis or a chronic condition? Illinois’ fiscal situation has been precarious for at least a decade – and much longer if pension liabilities are considered. From FY 2003 to 2008, which were good years ...

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