Browse IGPA Reports by Subject "Illinois"

  • Luby, Martin J. (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2017-02-23)
    Governments in Illinois have been forced to spend tens of millions of dollars due to the loss of subsidies in a federal bond program, and could lose hundreds of millions more if the federal budget sequester remains in ...

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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 F. (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2016-11-28)
    The Fiscal Futures Project, which began in 2008, is dedicated to informing the public and policymakers in Illinois about long-term budget issues. The Fiscal Futures Project has developed and refined two important tools ...

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  • Merriman, David F. (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2020-11-05)
    In November 2020, Illinois voters will consider an amendment that would strike the following two sentences from the Illinois constitution. “A tax on or measured by income shall be at a non-graduated rate. At any one time ...

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  • Merriman, David F. (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2013-01-17)
    During the Illinois General Assembly’s January 2013 special session a proposal to limit the so-called Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs), a component of public employee pensions, was much discussed and debated. Under ...

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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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  • 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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  • Merriman, David F.; Kriz, Kenneth; Byrnes, Patricia; Cassidy, Glen (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2019-05-07)
    This report provides background information and evidence-based answers in response to questions posed by an Illinois legislator. The questions are: (1) Can you describe the income distribution in Illinois and how this has ...

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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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