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’ spending not related to pensions was $28.2B in FY2015, compared with $28.3B in FY2008. More: https://t.co/Uy7R7eG4ym
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New on the IIFS blog: ‘Lifeline’ Plan Would Partially Fund Higher Education, Human Services https://t.co/g4rfXOdGn7

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04.28.17

As Illinois approaches the end of its second year without a complete budget, lawmakers are debating a new plan to provide partial funding for higher education and human services. This blog post examines the size of the funding gap and how far the proposal would go toward closing it.

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04.05.17

Better Government Association

This article discusses a proposal by Governor Bruce Rauner that would freeze property taxes in Illinois and the financial repercussions it could have on the State’s local governments. Civic...

03.22.17

Law 360

This article discusses a recent Illinois Senate Appropriations Committee hearing where legislators heard testimony regarding the State’s continued spending far in excess of its known revenues due...

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Tweets by @CivicFederation

The Civic Federation
’ spending not related to pensions was $28.2B in FY2015, compared with $28.3B in FY2008. More: https://t.co/Uy7R7eG4ym
The Civic Federation
New on the IIFS blog: ‘Lifeline’ Plan Would Partially Fund Higher Education, Human Services https://t.co/g4rfXOdGn7
The Civic Federation
.: Detroit’s bankruptcy was only one part of longer process that involved emergency manager program https://t.co/CBn5Wymu2c