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The Civic Federation is a non-partisan government research organization working to maximize the quality and cost-effectiveness of government services in the Chicago region and State of Illinois.

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GOMB recently released numbers supporting assessment that State’s FY18 budget results in deficit instead of surplus: https://t.co/f7a9rFomTA
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When ILGA overrode Governor’s veto of FY2018 budget, it estimated enacted budget would have surplus of about $360M: https://t.co/f7a9rFFYia

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10.06.17

Illinois has by far the greatest number of local governments in the nation at 6,963, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 Census of Governments. The vast number of local governments in Illinois is often cited as a driving factor for Illinois’ high property tax rate, one of the highest in...

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09.07.17

WBBM News Radio

This article discusses Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's plan to borrow $6 billion to pay off a portion of the State’s backlog of overdue bills. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall remarks...

08.22.17

WTTW, Chicago Tonight

This segment discusses the ongoing debate over the effect of the City of Chicago’s tax increment financing districts on Chicago Public Schools’ finances. Laurence Msall, President of the Civic...

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Tweets by @CivicFederation

The Civic Federation
GOMB recently released numbers supporting assessment that State’s FY18 budget results in deficit instead of surplus: https://t.co/f7a9rFomTA
The Civic Federation
When ILGA overrode Governor’s veto of FY2018 budget, it estimated enacted budget would have surplus of about $360M: https://t.co/f7a9rFFYia
The Civic Federation
RT : Our sorry state https://t.co/e5W0nnnb1o