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Webinar: Moving Illinois Toward Fiscal Sustainability on 4/23/2020 at 12:00 noon

As Executive Director for the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, Ralph Martire has helped obtain numerous legislative successes including passage of Illinois’new school funding formula – the Evidence Based Funding for Student Success Act, or EBF. Mr. Martire will share some possible solutions to move Illinois toward fiscal sustainability.

  • Start Date
    April 23, 2020
  • End Date
    April 23, 2020
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Presented by: Ralph Martire, Executive Director Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, and Arthur Rubloff  Endowed Professor of Public Policy at Roosevelt University
Ralph Martire is a man with a purpose. The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (CTBA) is a bipartisan 501(c)(3) organization committed to ensuring that state, federal and local workforce, education, fiscal, economic and budget policies are fair and just, and promote opportunity for all, regardless of race, ethnicity or income class. As Executive Director for CTBA, Ralph has helped obtain numerous legislative successes including passage of Illinois’ new school funding formula – the Evidence Based Funding for Student Success Act, or EBF. Martire reports that this new funding formula holds out the promise of closing Illinois’ drastic funding and achievement gaps. But it will not happen without
addressing Illinois’ long-term structural financial issues, including the pension debt crisis. Mr. Martire will share some possible solutions to move Illinois toward fiscal sustainability.