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.
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
Crain’s Chicago Business: Civic Federation sides against Rauner in fiscal plan
WTTW Chicago Tonight: Civic Federation: Hike Income Tax 40 Percent
Chicago Sun-Times: Civic Federation plan mirrors some of Senate ‘grand bargain’
Associated Press: Group urges dramatic steps, quick action on Illinois budget
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?
NPR Illinois: Has Gov. Rauner Ever Introduced A Balanced Budget?