Choose Revenue to Avoid Harmful Cuts
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.

In Focus

Chartbook cover This chartbook conveys the importance of investing in the well-being of our children and the families and communities in which they develop in order to build a stronger state now and in the future. It also makes the case for making tax and budget decisions today that shore-up instead of undermine these investments.
IL-map-highways In addition to deep cuts to services, Governor Rauner’s cuts-only budget proposal would slash revenue sharing to localities in half — more than $600 million. Find out how much communities around the state stand to lose and why it threatens their ability to provide core services their residents’ demand.

Fiscal Notes Blog

May 12, 2015
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is designed to get and keep low income families working, and state EITCs in conjunction with the federal EITC are considered the most successful anti-poverty programs for children.…
May 6, 2015
Illinois is over $6 billion short of what it needs to fund schools, health care, and other services in the coming fiscal year thanks almost entirely to the 25-percent cut to income tax rates that lawmakers allowed to go into effect on January 1, 2015.…
April 29, 2015
Services for people with Alzheimer’s Disease and their families would be devastated by Governor Rauner’s proposed cuts.…
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