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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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05.19.17

This article examines the City of Chicago’s proposed short-term borrowing plan to prevent the Chicago Public Schools from ending the school year early. Civic Federation President Laurence Msall...

05.03.17

Chicago Sun-Times

This article discusses the City of Chicago taking additional time to determine how to prevent the Chicago Public Schools from ending the school year early due to financial issues. Laurence Msall,...

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Tweets by @CivicFederation

The Civic Federation
It would take a 3-notch credit downgrade by either S&P or Moody’s to terminate all 5 of ’ swap agreements: https://t.co/mP5uWz8wjH
The Civic Federation
In the news at : CPS' $389 million funding fix: Haul out the plastic https://t.co/C51ru3YGqo
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.: expected to face hundreds of millions of dollars in shortfalls in next fiscal year budget https://t.co/2fYmwvFn7G