Illinois Policy Institute

203 Billion and Counting: Total debt for state and local retirement benefits in Illinois

Collin Hitt, Jonathan Ingram, Ted Dabrowski
June 20, 2012

State and local governments in Illinois collectively owe more than $200 billion in retirement benefits for government workers, according to a report by the Illinois Policy Institute.

Still leaving Illinois: An exodus of people and money

J. Scott Moody
December 20, 2011

“One taxpayer moved out of Illinois every 10 minutes between 1995 and 2009,” according to this Illinois Policy Institute report, and it appears taxes and tax policies are to blame for many of the l

When You Need a Hospital, Will It Be There?

August 5, 2010

In this spotlight, the unsigned author(s) note that in 1974, a federal law gave states incentives to create Certificate of Need (CON) programs, which regulate the creation of new hospitals and he

A Health Care Reform Agenda for Illinois

John McClaughry, Greg Blankenship and Michael Van Winkle
November 1, 2004

In this report, the authors' write;

First, Do No Harm: Why American Health Care Policy is Failing and How to Fix It

Randall J. Pozdena
January 1, 2004

It is obvious to most Americans that healthcare has become progressively more expensive and less accessible with each passing decade.  Not surprisingly, politicians today are calli

College Retirees vs. Colleges: SURS’ Costs to Surpass All other Higher Education Spending

May 27, 2011

Policy makers struggling to protect higher education appropriations may be surprised to learn this fact: The total cost of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) in 2012 will exceed the

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