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    February of this year Graph http igpa uillinois edu system files flashindex 201411 png Mini Headline Continued steady economic growth Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Flash Index Read more about U of I Flash Index shows more steady economic growth Cap and Trade Could Cut Illinois Deficit by One Third and Satisfy U S Clean Power Plan Mandate The U S Clean Power Plan will become an executive order in June 2015 requiring states to reduce carbon emissions starting in 2020 by an average of 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 The mandate allows states to decide how to reach this target Illinois has the opportunity to implement a cap and trade program that would both satisfy the mandate and raise funds that could be used to offset the projected budget deficit by one third Content Taxonomy Research Read more about Cap and Trade Could Cut Illinois Deficit by One Third and Satisfy U S Clean Power Plan Mandate Flash Index up again in October but only slightly The Flash Index 107 Month October 2014 The U of I Flash Index continued to creep upward in October rising to 106 5 from its 106 3 level in September This is the highest level since March but below the post recession peak of 107 2 that occurred in January of this year Graph http igpa uillinois edu system files flashindex 201410 png Mini Headline Flash continues slow climb in October Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Fiscal Futures Project Read more about Flash Index up again in October but only slightly Illinois sees greater decrease in uninsured population than rest of nation most surrounding states in first year of ACA implementation The proportion of non elderly i e 64 or younger Illinoisans without health insurance decreased by 2 6 percentage points from 15 7 percent to 13 1 percent The decrease in the uninsured was particularly large for low educated Illinoisans and young adults IGPA Categories Medicaid Content Taxonomy Research Read more about Illinois sees greater decrease in uninsured population than rest of nation most surrounding states in first year of ACA implementation Flash Index remains in narrow one point range for eighth month Growth finally having effect on unemployment The Flash Index 106 Month September 2014 The U of I Flash Index rose in September to 106 3 from its 106 0 level in August remaining in the narrow range 106 0 106 8 it has hovered between over the past eight months Readings above 100 mean that the economy is growing Graph http igpa uillinois edu system files flashindex 201409 png Mini Headline Economy s slow growth finally having effect on unemployment Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Flash Index Read more about Flash Index remains in narrow one point range for eighth month Growth finally having effect on unemployment Flash Index dips slightly in August The Flash Index 106 Month August 2014 The U of I Flash Index fell slightly in August to 106 0 from its 106 2

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    Index Read more about Flash Index reflects national slow down Flash Index shows slow down in economic growth after acceleration in last half of 2013 The Flash Index 107 Month March 2014 The Flash Index fell in March to 106 5 from its 106 8 level in February This is the second month of decline for the index which stood at 107 2 in January The lower readings suggest a somewhat slower rate of growth for the state However the Illinois economy is still expanding any reading over 100 indicates growth The index has remained in a narrow range from 106 3 to 107 2 the last ten months see archive here Graph http igpa uillinois edu system files flashindex 201403 png Mini Headline Slow down in economic growth Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Flash Index Read more about Flash Index shows slow down in economic growth after acceleration in last half of 2013 Martin Luby on the municipal bond market Submitted by Kelsey McCoy on March 12 2014 9 39am URL http www reuters com article 2014 03 10 usa illinois bonds idUSL1N0M41WG20140310 Twitter Description Source Reuters Content Taxonomy Research Read more about Martin Luby on the municipal bond market New study examines how Chicago childcare centers and preschools are funded how they weather funding disruptions A new Preschool Policy Forum published by the Institute of Government and Public Affairs today documents the many funding sources for Chicago area childcare centers and preschools as well as the frequency and impact of funding disruptions between 2011 and 2012 Click here to read the full report PDF Content Taxonomy Research Read more about New study examines how Chicago childcare centers and preschools are funded how they weather funding disruptions Illinois pays additional penalty in bond market for bad fiscal reputation New analysis by the Fiscal Futures Project found that Illinois pays millions each year in the bond market for its poor fiscal reputation Click here to read the full report PDF IGPA Categories Fiscal Futures Project Content Taxonomy Research Read more about Illinois pays additional penalty in bond market for bad fiscal reputation U of I Flash Index dips slightly in February Blame it on the weather and slow economic growth The Flash Index 107 Month February 2014 The U of I Flash Index fell in February to 106 8 from its 107 2 level in January The index has remained in a narrow range from 106 5 to 107 2 since July of last year demonstrating how slow the recovery from the recession has been in Illinois Graph http igpa uillinois edu system files flashindex 201402 png Mini Headline Flash dips slightly in February Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Flash Index Read more about U of I Flash Index dips slightly in February Blame it on the weather and slow economic growth Flash Index continues slow upward climb The Flash Index 107 Month January 2014 The Flash Index increased in January to 107 2 from its 107 0 level in

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    in October shows no obvious negative impact of federal shutdown on economy Strong increase in U of I Flash Index signals economic growth but unemployment remains unchanged The Flash Index 107 Month September 2013 The Flash Index registered a strong increase in September rising to 107 0 from its 106 5 level last month This is a new post recession high and the highest level since April 2007 when the index stood at 107 4 The reading is well above 100 the dividing line between growth and decline Graph system files flashindex 201309 gif Mini Headline Flash increases while unemployment lags Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Flash Index Read more about Strong increase in U of I Flash Index signals economic growth but unemployment remains unchanged U of I Flash Index holds steady economic growth in Illinois crawling The Flash Index 107 Month August 2013 IGPA s Flash Index for August shows that economic growth in Illinois is continuing but that the pace of that growth has slowed to a crawl The Flash Index remained at 106 5 in August the same level as the previous month Graph system files flashindex 201308 gif Mini Headline Economic growth in Illinois is crawling Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Flash Index Read more about U of I Flash Index holds steady economic growth in Illinois crawling Another strong month for the Flash Index signals economic expansion but unemployment continues to lag The Flash Index 107 Month July 2013 The U of I Flash Index has registered a strong performance for the past four months in a row and continued this trend in July rising to 106 5 from its 106 3 level in June The index has increased steadily to its current level from 104 7 in April and is now at its highest level in six years Its most recent high was in July 2007 at 106 7 Graph sites igpa uillinois edu files flashindex 201307 gif Mini Headline Another strong month for the Flash Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Flash Index Read more about Another strong month for the Flash Index signals economic expansion but unemployment continues to lag Illinois economy ends first half of 2013 on a strong note The Flash Index 106 Month June 2013 The Flash Index rose in June to 106 3 from its 105 9 reading in May ending the first half of 2013 on a strong note The index again reached a higher level than before the 2007 2009 recession almost reaching the most recent high which occurred six years ago in June 2007 Graph sites igpa uillinois edu files flashindex 201306 png Mini Headline First half of 2013 ends on strong note Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Flash Index Read more about Illinois economy ends first half of 2013 on a strong note Flash Index up slightly in May Unemployment continues to impede growth The Flash Index 106 Month May 2013 After climbing by more than a full point in April the University of

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    almost five and a half years The last time the index saw this level was in August 2007 several months before the Great Recession began Graph sites igpa uillinois edu files flashindex 201301 png Mini Headline Flash starts strong in 2013 Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Flash Index Read more about Flash Index continues strong performance in first month of 2013 U of I Flash Index closes 2012 on a strong note The Flash Index 105 Month December 2012 The U of I Flash Index closed 2012 on a strong note rising to 104 6 in December from its 103 9 level last month This is the highest level since the beginning of the recession in September 2007 The index posted sustained gains in 2012 which began at 98 8 in January and closed at 104 6 Graph sites igpa uillinois edu files flashindex 201212 png Mini Headline Flash ends 2012 on strong note Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Flash Index Read more about U of I Flash Index closes 2012 on a strong note Flash Index leveled off in November The Flash Index 104 Month November 2012 The Flash Index for November leveled off to 103 9 almost the same as the 104 0 reading the previous month After posting a strong increase in October and modest gains for several months prior the November index continues to reflect a painfully slow economic recovery Graph sites igpa uillinois edu files flashindex 201211 png Mini Headline Flash leveled off in November Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Flash Index Read more about Flash Index leveled off in November Flash Index posts strong increase corresponds with drop in Illinois state wide unemployment The Flash Index 104 Month October 2012 The U of I Flash Index for October increased to 104 0 from its 103 2 level in September This strong gain brings the index to its highest level since February 2008 see the full archive here Graph sites igpa uillinois edu files flashindex 201210 png Mini Headline Flash posts strong increase Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Flash Index Read more about Flash Index posts strong increase corresponds with drop in Illinois state wide unemployment Flash Index shows slow recovery corresponds with national growth rate The Flash Index 103 Month September 2012 The Flash Index for September increased slightly to 103 2 from its 102 9 level in August This continues the pattern of slow steady growth over the last year Graph sites igpa uillinois edu files flashindex 201209 png Mini Headline Historically slow recovery Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Flash Index Read more about Flash Index shows slow recovery corresponds with national growth rate Flash Index remains unchanged indicating continued slow growth The Flash Index 103 Month August 2012 The U of I Flash Index remained unchanged in August holding tight at 102 9 The index has been in the current narrow range for the last three months after steadily increasing for two years Graph sites igpa uillinois edu files flashindex 201208 png

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    Illinois economy is clearly improving with unemployment falling from 9 1 percent in February to 8 8 percent in March said economist J Fred Giertz who compiles the Flash Index for the Institute of Government and Public Affairs Graph sites igpa uillinois edu files flashindex 201204 png Mini Headline Flash Index continues to climb Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Flash Index Read more about Flash Index continues to climb Economy is clearly getting better Flash Index breaks 100 First sign of economic growth since 2008 The Flash Index 101 Month March 2012 The Flash Index for March increased to 101 0 from its 99 2 level last month The Flash Index indicates whether the Illinois economy is expanding or contracting A reading at or above 100 signifies economic growth The index has been below 100 for the past three and a half years reflecting a slow or stagnant economic recovery The March results are the highest since September 2008 signifying a positive trend for the Illinois economy Graph sites igpa uillinois edu files flashindex 201203 png Mini Headline First sign of economic growth since 2008 Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Flash Index Read more about Flash Index breaks 100 First sign of economic growth since 2008 Economy is on Positive But Slow Track to Recovery The Flash Index 99 Month February 2012 The University of Illinois Flash Index increased to 99 2 in February a new post recession high The results are the highest reading since November 2008 when the index declined to 100 the dividing line between economic expansion and contraction The increase comes after a slight dip in January when the Flash was 98 8 a few points lower than months past Graph sites igpa uillinois edu files flashindex 201202 png Mini Headline Economy on positive but slow track Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Flash Index Read more about Economy is on Positive But Slow Track to Recovery Flash Index dips slightly in January The Flash Index 99 Month January 2012 February 1 2012 After two consecutive months of gains the University of Illinois Flash Index dipped slightly in January to 98 8 reflecting the continued sluggish pace of recovery in Illinois Graph sites igpa uillinois edu files flashindex 201201 png Mini Headline Recovery stuck in the mud Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Flash Index Read more about Flash Index dips slightly in January IGPA Researchers Find Way Out of Deficit But Policies May be Too Tough for Struggling State to Handle Despite a large income tax increase implemented a year ago economists remain skeptical that the long term structural deficit issue will be resolved though current policies New projections by IGPA experts found that a combination of tough policies could bring the state into fiscal balance by the end of the decade IGPA Categories Fiscal Futures Project Content Taxonomy Research Read more about IGPA Researchers Find Way Out of Deficit But Policies May be Too Tough for Struggling State to Handle Flash Index Reaches Post Recession High

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    Illinois Compare Flash Index Indicates Double Dip Recession Unlikely The Flash Index 98 Month June 2011 A significant gain in economic recovery indicates that a double dip recession may be unlikely according to IGPA s Flash Index The University of Illinois Flash Index moved up an entire point to 97 8 in June a substantial improvement from its May reading and continuing a string of consecutive monthly improvement that began in May 2010 Graph sites igpa uillinois edu files flashindex 201106 png Mini Headline Double dip recession not likely Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Flash Index Read more about Flash Index Indicates Double Dip Recession Unlikely IGPA releases computer generated legislative district map As the Illinois General Assembly considers re drawing legislative district boundaries that will be used for elections in the coming decade IGPA has been investigating alternatives that could provide a more transparent and equitable map The resulting computer generated map shows that district boundaries can be more compact while increasing representation of minority populations in the state Content Taxonomy Research Read more about IGPA releases computer generated legislative district map Flash Index improves to 96 6 in April The Flash Index 97 Month April 2011 A key indicator of economic activity in Illinois continues to show slow but steady improvement in the state The University of Illinois Flash Index climbed to 96 6 in April up three tenths of a point from the previous month Graph sites igpa uillinois edu files flashindex 201104 png Mini Headline Sluggish Progress for State Economy Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Flash Index Read more about Flash Index improves to 96 6 in April U of I Flash Index continues steady improvement Climbs to 96 1 in February The Flash Index 96 Month February 2011 The Illinois economy continues to recover from recession but the pace of that recovery remains painstakingly slow as measured by the University of Illinois Flash Index Graph sites igpa uillinois edu files flashindex 201102 png Mini Headline Another month of gain for Illinois economy Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Flash Index Read more about U of I Flash Index continues steady improvement Climbs to 96 1 in February U of I Flash Index jumps one full point in January to 95 9 The Flash Index 96 Month January 2011 The Illinois economy remains in a state of decline according to a key monthly indicator but the outlook for recovery is growing brighter Graph sites igpa uillinois edu files flashindex 201101 png Mini Headline Outlook for Recovery Grows Brighter Content Taxonomy Research IGPA Categories Flash Index Read more about U of I Flash Index jumps one full point in January to 95 9 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

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    Forum Vol 23 No 1 IGPA Categories Policy Forum Content Taxonomy Research Read more about Policy Forum Understanding the Effects of Medicare Prescription Drug Insurance Fiscal Fallout 2 How Does Illinois Budget Deficit Measure Up IGPA s Fiscal Futures Project has published the second in its ongoing series of informational features that describe findings from its study of the Illinois state budget The latest feature builds upon information provided in the first and looks at the state s budget shortfall over a period of years Read Fiscal Fallout 2 Content Taxonomy Research Read more about Fiscal Fallout 2 How Does Illinois Budget Deficit Measure Up IGPA Seminar Series announced for 2010 2011 IGPA regularly brings to University of Illinois campuses experts in health policy health economics and social policy through two acclaimed seminar series Content Taxonomy Research Read more about IGPA Seminar Series announced for 2010 2011 IGPA on C SPAN Four former governors discuss role of political scientists Four former governors Madeleine Kunin Jim Edgar Robert Taft and Parris Glendening spoke to political scientists from around the country who gathered for a conference in Springfield The event was video recorded and was made available to C SPAN for nationwide cablecast Watch the C SPAN program Watch the full unedited program Content Taxonomy Research Read more about IGPA on C SPAN Four former governors discuss role of political scientists Policy Forum Health Reform What Next for State Governments States will soon find themselves faced with implementing new health care reform measures passed this spring What will states control How will the reform affect state budgets And how will state responses diverge in the coming years IGPA political scientist Nicole Kazee examines these questions in the latest edition of Policy Forum Read the full issue IGPA Categories Policy Forum Content Taxonomy

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    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 Research News items or what would have been created using the Media content type Family Impact Seminar Family Impact Seminar Content Taxonomy Research Read more about Family Impact Seminar Pages first previous 10 11

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