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Coverage of FY2018 State of Illinois Budget Roadmap

Posted on February 14, 2017

Multiple Outlets

The following news items cover the release of the Institute for Illinois’ Fiscal Sustainability at the Civic Federation's State of Illinois FY2018 Budget Roadmap, which proposes a comprehensive multi-year plan to address the State’s ongoing financial crisis and budget impasse with painful but necessary spending limits and revenue enhancements.


Chicago Tribune: Morning Spin: Budget watchdog calls for 40 percent hike in state income tax rate

Politico Illinois Playbook: Civic Federation calls for income tax hike, CPS-TRS pension merger

The Bond Buyer: Tough Medicine Suggested for Illinois Budget

The News-Gazette: Editorial: Tough medicine

The Paducah Sun: Editorial: STUNNING Fixing Illinois' finances becomes stuff of fantasy

Crain’s Chicago Business: Civic Federation sides against Rauner in fiscal plan

WTTW Chicago Tonight: Civic Federation: Hike Income Tax 40 Percent

ABC7: Chicago Civic Federation Proposes Sweeping Budget Fixes

Chicago Sun-Times: Civic Federation plan mirrors some of Senate ‘grand bargain’

Associated Press: Group urges dramatic steps, quick action on Illinois budget

NPR Illinois: Civic Group Says Illinois Needs Spending Limits, Higher Taxes To Help Restore Finances

State Journal-Register: Jockeying already underway before Rauner's budget address

The Southern Illinoisan: Voice of The Southern: Illinois leaders need to get on same page

The Economist: Can Chris Kennedy fix Illinois?

Daily Herald: Editorial: Rauner must offer a budget that gets and holds lawmakers' attention

NPR Illinois: Has Gov. Rauner Ever Introduced A Balanced Budget?

WGN Radio: Steve Cochran Show (Civic Federation interview starts at 16:30 mark)

Reboot Illinois: Civic Federation’s state-saving plan calls for 5.25 percent income tax

WMAY: Civic Federation Of Chicago Unveils Their Budget Proposal