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Budget Crisis Update: Devastating Impacts Continue to Grow
The lack of a full state budget nine months into the fiscal year continues to have devastating impacts for children, families, and communities. In an update to its September 2015 report, the Fiscal Policy Center captures the damage occuring in 60 different public service areas. The resulting large-scale dismantling of vital parts of Illinois’ health, human service, and higher education systems is inflicting long-term damage that will take many years to repair.

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Revenue Collapse Cutting services to balance the fiscal year 2016 budget instead of modernizing our outdated tax system will harm rather than boost Illinois’ economy now while undermining the very investments needed for a stronger economic future, like education,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

April 18, 2016
On Friday, Representative Lou Lang introduced a fair tax rate structure (House Bill 689), which would provide over 99% of income taxpayers with a tax cut while raising $1.9 billion to prevent more harmful budget cuts.…
March 2, 2016
***TAKE ACTION*** Tell your lawmaker and the governor to end this budget crisis.…
February 19, 2016
On Wednesday, Governor Rauner proposed a state budget for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) that, while it increases funding for early childhood education and public schools, cuts higher education and fails to restore a number of human services such as the Teen REACH afterschool program and autism services that have been eliminated due to the lack of a fully enacted budget for the current fiscal year.…
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