Institute for Illinois’ Fiscal Sustainability

Welcome to the Institute for Illinois’ Fiscal Sustainability at the Civic Federation, made possible by a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

The Institute for Illinois’ Fiscal Sustainability is an initiative of the non-partisan Civic Federation. The Institute’s mission is to improve the state’s decision making process by providing timely fiscal policy analysis and recommendations to state officials, the media, and the public through education and digital outreach.

Recent Research

02.12.15

State of Illinois FY2016 Budget Roadmap

Prior to the release of the Governor’s annual budget recommendation, the Institute for Illinois’ Fiscal Sustainability at the Civic Federation releases an analysis of the State of...

10.09.14

State of Illinois Enacted FY2015 Budget: A Review of the Operating and Capital Budgets for the Current Fiscal Year

This analysis finds that the State of Illinois' FY2015 enacted budget represents a return to unsustainable fiscal practices including borrowing for operations and underfunding known costs. This...

05.13.14

State of Illinois FY2015 Recommended Operating Budget: Analysis and Recommendations

The Civic Federation opposes Governor Pat Quinn’s recommended budget for FY2015 because it uses revenue from extending the 2011 temporary income tax increase for new spending. The State’s...

03.03.14

State of Illinois FY2015 Budget Roadmap

Prior to the release of the Governor’s annual budget recommendation, the Institute for Illinois’ Fiscal Sustainability at the Civic Federation releases an analysis of the State of...

10.02.13

State of Illinois Enacted FY2014 Budget: A Review of the Operating and Capital Budgets for the Current Fiscal Year

This analysis of the State of Illinois’ Fiscal Year 2014 Enacted Budget finds that the budget may represent a high-water mark, with future years bringing sharp reductions in revenues and...