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  • Institute of Government and Public Affairs | Where leaders turn for analysis of crucial issues
    whose use causes pollution In the revenue raising context the basic argument for green taxes can be summarized by the adage tax waste not work Taxes on labor income discourage workers from engaging in productive activities and thus hurt society Taxing waste by contrast discourages harmful pollution and thus benefits society In addition the revenue raised from these green taxes can help mitigate the state s fiscal crisis Policy Forum The Demography of the Immigrant Population in Illinois Perhaps the most profound demographic trend over the last three decades has been the rapid growth in the immigrant population the rise in the number of foreigners living in the U S is transforming communities politics and the economy While overshadowed to some extent by debates over healthcare the financial meltdown and the Great Recession immigration policy continues to be a highly contentious issue that cuts across traditional party lines and ideologies Policy Forum Picking the President by Popular Plurality Prospects and Partisan Politics Post mortems on the 2010 midterm election have quickly segued into forecasts about the 2012 presidential election Topics under discussion include how durable and cohesive the new Republican House majority will prove to be who should be regarded as front runners for the Republican nomination for president how redistricting will play out in major states and others Policy Forum Understanding the Effects of Medicare Prescription Drug Insurance The first edition of IGPA s Policy Forum for 2010 2011 explores whether prescription drug use which has increased due to Medicare Part D is associated with decreased use of other health care services and or the ultimate goal improved health Read Policy Forum Vol 23 No 1 Policy Forum Understanding the Effects of Medicare Prescription Drug Insurance The Medicare Modernization Act became law in 2003 creating a prescription drug benefit

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/policy-forum (2016-02-17)
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  • Policy Forum 20:3 - Racial Segregation in Metropolitan Chicago Housing | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Policy Forum 20 3 Racial Segregation in Metropolitan Chicago Housing Author s Tyrone Forman Maria Krysan Why does residential segregation in Chicago persist 40 years after the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 Effective policies to counteract segregation require a clear understanding of why it persists We address this question using survey data collected in Cook

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/racial-segregation-metropolitan-chicago-housing (2016-02-17)
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  • Policy Forum 20:2 - State Legislative Term Limits in Illinois - Prospects and Potential Impacts | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Policy Forum 20 2 State Legislative Term Limits in Illinois Prospects and Potential Impacts Author s Christopher Z Mooney 2007 brought unprecedented politi cal gridlock to Illinois state government reducing public satisfaction with the governor and General Assembly dramatically and gen erating serious discussion about a draconian political reform that dates from the Progres sive Era the recall of elected officials Only one state has adopted the recall since the 1920s Minnesota in 1996 But since 1990 almost half the states have adopted a more invasive and significant institutional reform with a similar populist appeal state legisla tive term limits Term limits brought political tumult to many states but most Illinoisans know little about them This report briefly describes how and why term limits were adopted else where and what impacts they have had I also consider how term limits might affect the Illinois General Assembly should they be adopted here and assess the likelihood of that happening Few currently expect Illinois to adopt state legislative term limits but there is an outside chance that they could be adopted through a state constitutional convention or an initiative Read

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  • Policy Forum 20:1 - The effect of demographic change on state and local government budgets | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    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 1 The effect of demographic change on state and local government budgets Author s Richard F Dye The impact of an aging society on fiscal institutions has garnered consider able attention of late mostly in connection to the federal Social Security program In the budget year of 2005 federal government spending on Social Security which provides old age survi vors and disability insurance accounted for 4 2 percent of total GDP If nothing is done to cut the cost of the program by 2050 it will consume 6 4 percent of GDP it will have increased its share by more than Despite widespread awareness of a looming crisis in Social Security funding there is no political consensus on a policy solution Voters do not seem to want to hear about either rising costs or looming cuts and politicians are understandably wary of being messengers of doom Hence Social Security at least cuts in benefits or increases in taxes to pay for it has been called the third rail of American politics Attachment Size

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  • Policy Forum 19:4 - School's Out: After School Programs and Policies That Work | 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 19 4 School s Out After School Programs and Policies That Work Author s Rachel A Gordon Elizabeth T Powers Peter Mulhall This Policy Forum summarizes the presentations of three national experts and a local planning committee at a 2007 IGPA Family Impact Seminar devoted to after school programs in Illinois We begin by comparing Illinois to other states in terms of availability of after school programming and innovation in design and funding of these programs We then summarize insights into how successful after school programs achieve their goals and how program quality can be assessed for program self improvement and for accountability Finally we sum up some of the promising strategies Illinois might consider asit continues to expand learning and development opportunities for youth Attachment Size PF19 4 pdf 122 14 KB Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu Search

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/schools-out-after-school-programs-and-policies-work (2016-02-17)
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  • Policy Forum 19:3 - What Odds for the Sale of the Illinois State Lottery | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Archive Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox Illinois 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 19 3 What Odds for the Sale of the Illinois State Lottery Author s Brian J Gaines James Kuklinski As of winter 2007 Illinois and Indiana have in common more than just a border and fresh memories of having sent a team to the Super Bowl Both states recently took the first steps to privatize their state lotteries something no American state has ever done For Illinois the prospects of a sale or lease will depend in no small part on elite level negotiations However it will not be solely an inside Springfield story The governor has said he will make his case directly to Illinois citizens Attachment Size PF19 3 pdf 90 44 KB Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu Search igpa uillinois edu library IGPA Site IGPA Library The

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/what-odds-sale-illinois-state-lottery (2016-02-17)
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  • Policy Forum 19:2 - Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Illinois: Are There Any Solutions | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Policy Forum 19 2 Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Illinois Are There Any Solutions Author s Robert Kaestner Illinois has a diverse population 66 percent of its residents are non Hispanic white 15 percent black 14 percent Hispanic or Latino origin and 4 percent Asian Unfortunately this demographic diversity is strongly associated with diversity in health status Blacks and Hispanics are

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  • Policy Forum 19:1 - Alternatives to Cook County's 7% Cap on Assessment Increases | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Initiative Fiscal Futures Flash Index About Archive Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox Illinois 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 19 1 Alternatives to Cook County s 7 Cap on Assessment Increases Author s Richard F Dye Daniel P McMillen David F Merriman Following large run ups in residential property values a recent Illinois law allowed Cook County to cap increases in homeowners property tax assessments The cap expires soon and is up for renewal One consequence of an assessment cap is a shift in tax burdens from some taxpayers to others We examine the cap and a number of alternative policies that might achieve the benefits sought by its proponents with fewer negative side effects Attachment Size PF19 1 pdf 104 1 KB Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu Search igpa uillinois edu library IGPA Site IGPA Library The Institute of Government and Public

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/alternatives-cook-countys-7-cap-assessment-increases (2016-02-17)
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