Browse IGPA Reports by Subject "state"

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Luby, Martin J. (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, 2016-01-16)
    The state of Illinois recently sold its first bond issue since the Illinois Supreme Court struck down the pension reform legislation in May 2015 and during a period when the state is still without a budget - both of which ...

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