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Creating a brighter future through ‘A Stronger Illinois’
We are a stronger Illinois when we invest in strong families, communities, and local economies. By highlighting the stories of real Illinoisans, a new series of reports from the Fiscal Policy Center shows that our state creates a brighter future when we make critical public investments. The series also estimates how programs and the communities they serve would be impacted by the pending loss of billions of dollars in revenue.

In Focus

Revenue Collapse Cutting services to balance the fiscal year 2016 budget instead of modernizing our outdated tax system will harm rather than boost Illinois’ economy now while undermining the very investments needed for a stronger economic future, like education, roads and bridges, health care, and public safety.
Choose-Revenue-Feature A new Fiscal Policy Center report shows that Governor Rauner and lawmakers have a broad range of revenue options to avoid harmful cuts. Devastating cuts to services are not inevitable: They are a choice. And, choosing to raise the resources necessary to invest in children, families, and communities is the best thing we can do to propel our state toward economic prosperity.

Fiscal Notes Blog

July 17, 2015
On June 30, Governor Rauner filed severe new restrictions to child care eligibility that went into effect the next day. …
July 15, 2015
In May, we released a report outlining a broad range of revenue options policymakers can choose to avoid cutting essential services that are key to a stronger economy such as education, health care, and public safety.…
July 9, 2015
The Fiscal Policy Center at Voices for Illinois Children joins the Responsible Budget Coalition (RBC) in urging lawmakers to pass a fully funded, year-long budget and to raise the revenue needed to invest in children, families, and communities in our state.…
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