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The following letter to the editor was published the week of October 17, 2016.

On November 8, the Illinois electorate will be asked to vote on a proposed amendment to our state’s constitution. Commonly called the Lockbox Amendment, the law would put any revenues generated by...


Recent decisions by two of the largest State of Illinois retirement systems are expected to result in significant increases to statutorily required pension contributions in the upcoming budget year. This blog post discusses the decisions and their potential impact on the State budget.


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The Southern Illinoisan

This editorial discusses a proposed amendment to the Illinois constitution that would restrict the State of Illinois in how it uses transportation-related revenues. The editorial board urges...

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