Browse IGPA Reports by Author "Kass, Amanda"
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Merriman, David F.; Kass, Amanda; Bruno, Robert (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2019-02-21)The near ubiquitous claim that Illinois is facing a “pension crisis” has rarely been challenged. The failure to examine this customary framing of the fiscal condition of Illinois’ five state pension systems limits ...
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 ...