Click here to read this issue brief. This annual brief provides a...
Founded in 1894, the Civic Federation is an independent, non-partisan government research organization that provides objective analysis and recommendations on government finance issues for the...Learn More
Click here to read this issue brief. This annual brief provides a compilation of selected consumer taxes, including rates and descriptions, in place in the City of Chicago as of January 1...Learn More
Click here to read the full report. Prior to the release of the Governor’s annual budget recommendation, the Institute for Illinois’ Fiscal Sustainability at the Civic Federation releases an...Learn More
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In a recent post , this blog analyzed the potential impact on State of Illinois revenues from replacing the current flat income tax rate with a graduated income tax. This post extends...
In a previous blog post , the Civic Federation explored the Illinois State Actuary’s findings in its first...
The following news items cover the release of the Institute for Illinois' Fiscal Sustainability at the Civic Federation's...
This article discusses a proposal before the Illinois legislature’s personnel and pension committee to borrow $107 billion to put toward the $129 billion in unfunded pension liability. Civic...
This article argues that uncertainty surrounding upcoming Illinois elections is partly to blame for the extra yield demanded by investors to hold certain Illinois bonds. Commenting on the amount...