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  • Library | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    in the Jan 22 2001 edition of State Tax Notes Redistricting Illinois 2001 In this report Redistricting Illinois 2001 a distinguished group of political experts look at the complex problem of redistricting from several angles Sam Gove an observer of Illinois politics for half a century offers a historical review Political scientist Brian Gaines a specialist in electoral institutions discusses the difficult issue of defining and pursuing fairness in redistricting Availability of Child Care in the United States a Description and Analysis of Data Sources Lack of high quality affordable and accessible child care is an often cited impediment to a manageable work family balance However researchers have been restricted by a paucity of data on the availability of child care across all U S communities In this paper we describe and evaluate several indicators of child care availability that have been released by the U S Census Bureau over the last 15 years Urban Sprawl and the Property Tax This paper explores the connection between the property tax and urban sprawl While the tax s depressing effect on improvements reduces population density spurring the spatial expansion of cities a countervailing effect from lower dwelling sizes may dominate raising densities and making cities smaller The analysis shows that this latter outcome is guaranteed under CES preferences when the elasticity of substitution ¾ is high Taxpayers Get Money s Worth From Higher Education Physician Assisted Suicide Bill is Hypocritical HMO Ruling Strikes Proper Balance International Airfares in the Age of Alliances The Effects of Codesharing and Antitrust Immunity This paper provides empirical evidence on the effect of airline cooperation on the level of interline fares paid by international passengers The analysis focuses on two measures of cooperation codesharing and antitrust immunity The results show that the partial effects of codesharing and

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  • Library | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    impact of congressional representation of a university through district representation or an alma mater affiliation on the distribution of research funding to research and doctoral universities in the United States Because appropriations are allocated to agencies on an annual basis Congress and agencies may be viewed as strategic actors that seek to minimize as well as exploit their differences in informational asymmetries Tax Increment Financing A Theoretical Inquiry This paper offers an analysis of tax increment financing adding to a small theoretical literature on this important fiscal instrument The analysis exploits the theoretical connection between property values and public good levels which is the subject of a large literature in local public finance Property Taxation and Urban Sprawl This chapter explores the connection between property taxation and urban sprawl It is shown that the property tax s tendency to reduce the intensity of land development which follows from its taxation of improvements causes a city to expand spatially in order to accommodate its population Since the resulting expansion is socially inefficient the analysis suggests that property taxation may contribute to undesirable urban sprawl Child Disability and Maternal Labor Force Participation Evidence from the 1992 School Enrollment Supplement to the Current Population Survey Data from the October 1992 Child Supplement Module of the Current Population Survey are used to examine the impact of child disability on the labor force participation decisions of married and unmarried mothers Estimated reductions in labor force participation are large For single mothers the effect is similar to that of having a baby The effect for married mothers is smaller but comparable to the average effect of an additional child Government Impact at Research Universities Reactions by Alumni Corporations Foundations and Others to Federal Research Expenditures This paper examines the relationship between federal research funding and private

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  • Library | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Library Search IGPA s Library Scandal Time The Clinton Impeachment and the Distraction of American Politics A book chapter to be published in Clyde Wilcox and Mark Rozell The Clinton Impeachment and the Future of American Politics Georgetown University Press Tax Cap Issues for Downstate Countries 1999 Update Multigenerational Coresidence and Welfare Policy The Future of Health Care This analysis was prepared for a forum that discussed the health care proposal of presidential candidate Bill Bradley The analysis and forum were requested by the Bradley campaign and were sponsored by the Institute of Government and Public Affairs the College of Law and the College of Nursing Neither the university nor the authors of the study received funding or compensation from the campaign in connection with the study or the forum NEXT Address to Conference on Critical Issues Facing Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs University of Illinois Champaign Illinois September 27 1999 The Effects of Tax Increment Financing on Economic Development Does Federal Research Funding Increase University Research Output Block Granting Welfare Fiscal Impact on the States Urban Institute Occasional Paper Number 23

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  • Library | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    for volatility in demands for state welfare funds This paper uses historical expenditure data to explore the potential increased burden on state fiscal systems due to welfare reform Tiebout Tax Compensation Models This paper analyzes Tiebout tax competition models where heterogeneity of consumer preferences is introduced into a standard tax competition framework Following the modern Tiebout tradition consumer sorting in the models is achieved through the activities of profit maximizing community developers Once sorting is achieved the equilibria are equivalent to those in standard tax competition models with immobile but heterogeneous consumers The Efficiency of Managed Care The Price Effects of International Airline Alliances This paper provides evidence of the effect of international airline alliances on fares The main finding is that alliance partners charge interline fares that are 18 28 percent below those charged by nonallied carriers According to our theoretical model the main source of this fare reduction is internalization of a negative externality that arises from uncoordinated choice of interline subfares in the absence of an alliance Leadership Development for Public Administrators Strategic Management and Strategic Planning This paper poses two questions how can public managers become effective leaders What concepts and tools are available to assist these managers in developing themselves as leaders The greatest challenge facing leaders in the public sector is to determine the nature of the intellectual capital government will need in the next century and to deliver the products and services demanded by citizens Welfare for the Elderly The Effects of SSI on Pre Retirement Labor Supply The elderly are one of the exceptional groups in American society with access to a significant cash safety net a means tested program call Supplemental Security Income SSI Little attention has been paid to the pre eligibility age labor market disincentives created by such a

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  • Policy Forum: Picking the President

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  • Policy Forum looks at using a couples approach to stabilizing employment in the family | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Monitor Trends in Racial Attitudes Library Policy Forum Search Programs Events Douglas Ethics Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Policy Forum looks at using a couples approach to stabilizing employment in the family IGPA s Policy Forum looks at the effectiveness of joint employment and relationship building programs and offers an evaluation of a program using a couples approach to improve service delivery and self sufficiency for vulnerable families Family life and employment success are closely interrelated The ability to maintain employment can be dependent upon family support and families with two employed adults have increased economic stability and less dependence on government assistance programs It is surprising then that traditional government policies and programs have overlooked these associations Read the full Policy Forum Vol 22 No 1 IGPA Categories Policy Forum Content Taxonomy Research Related Content Revenue spending at midpoint of FY16 Illinois economic slowdown is consistent with national trend State s economic growth slowed considerably at end of 2015 Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu Search

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  • Policy Forum 20:5 - Illinois Families Under Stress - The Looming Long-Term Care Crisis | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Policy Forum 20 5 Illinois Families Under Stress The Looming Long Term Care Crisis Author s Elizabeth T Powers Peter Mulhall Richard J Winkel The demand for long term care is large and growing rapidly throughout the nation In Illinois alone there are almost 800 nursing homes with more than 100 000 beds In addition about 1 24 million family caregivers provide more than 1 33 billion hours of care each year conservatively valued at more than 13 billion Clearly both the formal and informal long term care sectors are quite large Less evident is that both sectors will need to expand and function very well both separately and together to meet the predicted growth in demand over the next decades This issue of Policy Forum summarizes two expert presentations on long term care and a panel discussion among five Illinois legislators at the 2008 Family Impact Seminar held at the state Capitol in Springfield on May 1 2008 Read Policy Forum Vol 20 No 5 June 2008 Attachment Size

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  • Policy Forum 20:4 - Medical Malpractice Liability Reform in Illinois - First, Do No Harm | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Economic Review Opinion Monitor Trends in Racial Attitudes Library Policy Forum Search Programs Events Douglas Ethics Award Edgar Fellows Program NEW Leadership Illinois IGPA State Summit Family Impact Seminars 2015 Seminar 2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Policy Forum 20 4 Medical Malpractice Liability Reform in Illinois First Do No Harm More than two years after medical malpractice liability reform first took effect in Illinois its uncertain fate continues to preoccupy policy makers the public and most of all the interest groups that have been lobbying for or against the measure On August 25 2005 Gov Rod Blagojevich signed into law Senate Bill 475 the principal provision of which limits the amounts that juries can award for pain and suffering 1 The law was primarily intended to curb the growth of medical malpractice insurance premiums In November 2007 however a Cook County Circuit Court judge declared the law unconstitutional An appeal is now before the Illinois Supreme Court Read Policy Forum Vol 20 No 4 April 2008 Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu Search igpa uillinois

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