Browse IGPA Reports by Author "Fullerton, Don"

  • Fullerton, Don; Karney, Daniel (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2014-02-20)
    Illinois is faced with seemingly insurmountable fiscal problems. Public pensions are still not out of the woods. Bills aren’t getting paid on time. The state’s credit rating is in the dungeon. Ideas for curing the state’s ...

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  • Fullerton, Don (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2014-02-18)
    Fixing the Illinois state budget requires more than simply balancing revenue and expenditures. Government budgeting also requires establishing the right mix of public goods and services in a way that is fair and efficient ...

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  • Deryugina, Tatyana; Fullerton, Don; KONAR, MEGAN; REIF, JULIAN (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2018-06-28)
    Crop insurance has become an important part of the national agricultural system in the United States. It was instituted to protect farmer incomes in times of volatile production, for example because of droughts or floods. ...

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  • Fullerton, Don; Reif, Julian; Konar, Megan (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2016-07-26)
    This policy brief provides an overview of research on climate change and air pollution, and it discusses the implications for Illinois. The researchers first describe the effects of pollution and then look at trends in ...

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  • Fullerton, Don; Reif, Julian; Nafari, Kaveh (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2015-03-23)
    The current fiscal crisis in Illinois affects all parts of the state’s budget. Infrastructure is no exception. For many years Illinois has spent more on highways than it has collected in highway-related revenue. One solution ...

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  • Fullerton, Don (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2014-04-14)
    This paper explains the benefit of taking a holistic approach to evaluating fiscal reforms. Different state taxes can interact in complicated ways, making the pros and cons of altering any one of them difficult to evaluate ...

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  • Fullerton, Don; Karney, Daniel (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2014-02-18)
    According to the dictum “tax waste, not work," Illinois could avoid some increase to the personal income tax on productive labor efforts by instead taxing pollution emissions that contribute to climate change. This short ...

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  • Fullerton, Don; Reif, Julian; Baylis, Kathy; Konar, Megan; Deryugina, Tatyana (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2015-05-15)
    Illinois needs to prepare now for the coming changes associated with climate change, according to IGPA's Climate Change Policy Initiative. A new report, "Preparing for climate change in Illinois: An overview of expected ...

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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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  • 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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