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  • Kristin S. Abner | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    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 Kristin S Abner Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu Search igpa uillinois edu library

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  • Policy Forum | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    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 Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Read more about Policy Forum 20 4 Medical Malpractice Liability Reform in Illinois First Do No Harm 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 County in 2005 and the 2000 Census Policy Forum Vol 20 No 3 February 2008 Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Read more about Policy Forum 20 3 Racial Segregation in Metropolitan Chicago Housing 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 Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Read more about Policy Forum 20 2 State Legislative Term Limits in Illinois Prospects and Potential Impacts 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 Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Read more about Policy Forum 20 1 The effect of demographic change on state and local government budgets 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 Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Read more about Policy Forum 19 4 School s Out After School Programs and Policies That Work Policy Forum 19

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  • Policy Forum | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    million by the year 2050 As the demographic landscape of this nation becomes less and less white we are reminded almost daily even on college campuses how difficult it is to erase the racial stereotypes and resentments that permeate our larger more segregated society and keep us from truly seeing hearing and knowing each other Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Read more about Policy Forum 17 2 Higher Education Policy Making in the Melting Pot of Stakeholder Voices The Michigan Affirmative Action Cases Policy Forum 17 1 An Accident Waiting to Happen Provisions for the Incapacity of Governors Author s Brian J Gaines An obvious question in the aftermath of Indiana Governor Frank O Bannon s incapacitation and death is whether all 50 states and Illinois in particular have clear and detailed provisions for gubernatorial succession and especially for dealing with incapacity IGPA political scientist Brian Gaines examines this question and finds Illinois and other states wanting Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Read more about Policy Forum 17 1 An Accident Waiting to Happen Provisions for the Incapacity of Governors Policy Forum 16 3 Municipal Fiscal Stress and Dependence on State Shared Revenues Evidence from Chicago s Suburbs Author s Rebecca Hendrick One option likely to be considered by the governor and other state officials as they deal with the state s ongoing fiscal crisis is a reduction in the levels of state shared intergovernmental revenues distributed to local governments Dramatic cuts in state shared revenues may place numerous local governments at serious financial risk Library Policy Forum Read more about Policy Forum 16 3 Municipal Fiscal Stress and Dependence on State Shared Revenues Evidence from Chicago s Suburbs Policy Forum 16 2 Health Insurance and the State Budget A Missed Opportunity Author s Robert Kaestner

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  • Policy Forum | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    family Policy Forum 22 1 Utilizing a Couples Approach to Promote Employment Stability Author s Kristin S Abner Rachel A Gordon Carolyn J Heinrich 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 Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Read more about Policy Forum 22 1 Utilizing a Couples Approach to Promote Employment Stability Policy Forum 21 4 Minimum Wages and Employment in Illinois Author s Elizabeth T Powers Whether minimum wage policies are more or less effective than other policies to support families incomes has been the subject of debate for several decades Advantages of the minimum wage are its philosophical appeal and its relative simplicity of implementation Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Read more about Policy Forum 21 4 Minimum Wages and Employment in Illinois Policy Forum 21 3 State Health Insurance Regulations Implications for Illinois Author s Anthony T Lo Sasso At various times advocates politicians policy analysts and concerned citizens have recommended reforms of state small group and non group individual health insurance markets The early to mid 1990s was a period in which health care issues rose to the top of federal and state agendas and we appear to be entering another such period of acute interest in expanding health insurance coverage Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Read more about Policy Forum 21 3 State Health Insurance Regulations Implications for Illinois Policy Forum 21 2 Does Environmental Protection Hurt Low Income Families Author s Don Fullerton Daniel Karney Policies for environmental protection have an impact on the lives of all U S citizens by regulating pollution imposing costs and influencing economic decisions The latest edition of Policy Forum looks at how regulations on greenhouse gas emissions affect residents of the nation and of Illinois including the possibility of effects that vary by income group Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Read more about Policy Forum 21 2 Does Environmental Protection Hurt Low Income Families Policy Forum 21 1 Wall Street Weakly or How and When Obama Won the Presidential Race Author s Brian J Gaines At least as far back as spring 2007 some observers regarded the 2008 presidential election as a foregone conclusion With President Bush s approval rating hovering around 35 percent and large majorities of the public unhappy about the situation in Iraq anything but a booming economy would make the Democratic nominee s job an easy one So ran conventional wisdom Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Read more about Policy Forum 21 1 Wall Street Weakly or How and When Obama Won the Presidential Race 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

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  • Policy Forum | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    2 percent of total GDP Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Read more about Policy Forum 20 1 The effect of demographic change on state and local government budgets 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 Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Read more about Policy Forum 19 4 School s Out After School Programs and Policies That Work 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 Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Read more about Policy Forum 19 3 What Odds for the Sale of the Illinois State Lottery 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 in worse health than whites Immigrants arrive in Illinois healthy but their health declines rapidly with time spent here Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Read more about Policy Forum 19 2 Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Illinois Are There Any Solutions 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 Library Policy Forum IGPA

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  • Policy Forum | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Brian J Gaines An obvious question in the aftermath of Indiana Governor Frank O Bannon s incapacitation and death is whether all 50 states and Illinois in particular have clear and detailed provisions for gubernatorial succession and especially for dealing with incapacity IGPA political scientist Brian Gaines examines this question and finds Illinois and other states wanting Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Read more about Policy Forum 17 1 An Accident Waiting to Happen Provisions for the Incapacity of Governors Policy Forum 16 2 Health Insurance and the State Budget A Missed Opportunity Author s Robert Kaestner Although many will applaud the Gov Rod Blagojevich s budget plan for its avoidance of draconian cuts in services and large tax increases it is a missed opportunity The governor could have used the fiscal crisis to improve the efficiency of health care spending Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Read more about Policy Forum 16 2 Health Insurance and the State Budget A Missed Opportunity Policy Forum 16 1 Smoking policy A local and state issue Author s Bradley Gray Frank J Chaloupka Scott P Hays Carol E Hays John H Vinzant This is our first dual Policy Forum It includes two articles Do State Policies Affect Tobacco Sales to Minors by Bradley Gray and Frank Chaloupka and Change Agents and the Strategic Pathways to Tobacco Ordinance Adoption by Scott P Hays Carol E Hays and John H Vinzant Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Read more about Policy Forum 16 1 Smoking policy A local and state issue Policy Forum 11 1 The New Pattern of Power in Illinois Effective Government Deadlock or Tyranny Author s Michael Caldwell This Policy Forum asks if Illinois state government is caught in a deadlock which results in a centralization of

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  • Conference-Related Information | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    made by David Merriman and Richard Dye to to newly elected members of the Illinois General Assembly on Nov 16 2010 in Springfield Ill Dye and Merriman outlined the condition of the state budget and outlined findings from the IGPA Fiscal Futures Project Library Conference Related Information Read more about New Members Conference The Illinois State Budget A Bleak Fiscal Future Public Spending on Health Insurance in Illinois Author s Robert Kaestner This is the PowerPoint presentation made by Robert Kaestner to newly elected members of the Illinois General Assembly on Nov 16 2010 in Springfield Ill Kaestner explained the state s health care situation and the effects that federal health care reform will have on the state Library Conference Related Information Read more about Public Spending on Health Insurance in Illinois Conference The Next Forty Years of Fair Housing Developing an Agenda for Integration in the 21st Century Author s Maria Krysan The year 2008 marks 40 years since the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 The Act protects individual rights and fosters residential integration This forward looking conference focused on research policies and programs that move beyond anti discrimination enforcement to examine the other barriers to integration More than 70 researchers policymakers and community leaders from universities government and non profit organizations attended this conference and worked toward an action agenda for the future Library Conference Related Information Read more about Conference The Next Forty Years of Fair Housing Developing an Agenda for Integration in the 21st Century Conference Highlights 2007 Beyond Health Insurance Conference Author s Robert Kaestner Anthony T Lo Sasso The Institute of Government and Public Affairs and the College of Medicine of the University of Illinois sponsored a conference entitled Beyond Health Insurance Public Policy to Improve Health in November 2007 Library Conference Related Information Read more about Conference Highlights 2007 Beyond Health Insurance Conference Critical Issues Facing Illinois Illinoisans will see changes in the way they work learn and interact with each in the next decade In the new world economy Illinois can sustain its competitiveness in areas such as medicine pharmaceuticals information technology agriculture and biotechnology or it can fall behind Illinois can adapt to changes in demographics the workforce and technology or not Illinois can improve the quality of its environment education and technology and transportation infrastructures or pay the consequences of failing to do so Library Conference Related Information Read more about Critical Issues Facing Illinois Conference Highlights The Fiscal Future of State and Local Governments Author s Richard F Dye Illinois and a convoy of other states are sailing into very troubled fiscal waters America s rapidly aging population will mean new challenges for taxpayers The scary projections for federal programs such as Social Security or Medicare have already attracted attention These issues brought experts and Illinois government and business leaders together on February 22 2008 in Chicago to draw attention to the impact on state and local government Library Conference Related Information Read more about Conference

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  • Annual Report | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    2014 Seminar 2013 Seminar 2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Annual Report IGPA Annual Report 2008 2009 The 2008 2009 Annual Report represents the contributions of the Institute its faculty and its staff to the research and public engagement missions of the University of Illinois during the year See a full online presentation of the Annual Report Library Annual Report Read more about IGPA Annual Report 2008 2009 2008 Annual Report Read the 2007 2008 IGPA Annual Report pdf Library Annual Report Read more about 2008 Annual Report 2001 Annual Report Read the 2000 2001 IGPA Annual Report pdf Library Annual Report Read more about 2001 Annual Report 2007 Annual Report Read the 2006 2007 IGPA Annual Report pdf Library Annual Report Read more about 2007 Annual Report 2005 Annual Report Read the 2004 2005 IGPA Annual Report pdf Library Annual Report Read more about 2005 Annual Report 2004 Annual Report Read the 2003 2004 IGPA Annual Report pdf Library Annual Report Read more about 2004 Annual Report 2003 Annual Report Read the 2002 2003 IGPA Annual Report pdf Library Annual Report Read more about 2003 Annual Report

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