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  • Economics expert Bob Kaestner says US employment trending better | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    2012 Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Economics expert Bob Kaestner says US employment trending better Submitted by jimpaul on January 29 2016 8 58am URL http news medill northwestern edu chicago u s jobless claims down trend expected to continue Twitter Description Source Medill News Service Jan 28 2016 Content Taxonomy News Related Content The Sunday Spin Director

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  • IGPA Experts weigh in on the State of the State address | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory IGPA Experts weigh in on the State of the State address Submitted by jimpaul on January 28 2016 11 42am URL http will illinois edu news story gov bruce rauners 2016 state of the state address analysis and reaction Twitter Description Source Illinois Public Media Jan 27 2016 Content Taxonomy News Related Content The Sunday

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  • Maria Krysan provides background in Wallet Hub's report on states that have achieved the most racial progress | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Maria Krysan provides background in Wallet Hub s report on states that have achieved the most racial progress Submitted by Kelsey McCoy on January 25 2016 8 58am URL https wallethub com edu states with the most and least racial progress 18428 maria krysan Twitter Description Source Wallet Hub Content Taxonomy News Related Content The

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  • Visiting Scholar Martin Luby discusses Illinois' "financial condition penalty" with WGN's Rick Pearson | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Visiting Scholar Martin Luby discusses Illinois financial condition penalty with WGN s Rick Pearson Submitted by jimpaul on January 19 2016 8 31am URL http wgnradio com 2016 01 17 why illinois is still in the penalty box Source WGN Radio Chicago Jan 17 2016 Content Taxonomy News Related Content The Sunday Spin

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  • The Latest From IGPA | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    after one year of Gov Rauner Chris Mooney and Jim Kuklinski Do political yard signs make any difference Economist David Merriman talks with Nebraska Legislature about taxes Tax shifts and other unintended consequences often accompany caps on assessments and other attempts to fix property taxes according to IGPA and University of Illinois at Chicago economist David Merriman who spoke to a legislative symposium on the subject at the Nebraska State Capitol Read the full summary State s economic growth slowed considerably at end of 2015 The Flash Index fell to 105 5 in December from its 106 1 level in November This is not only the lowest reading all year but the lowest reading since March 2013 The Illinois economy is still growing as the reading is above 100 the dividing line between growth and decline However this reading suggests that the state s economy slowed considerably in the last part of 2015 Editorial Suggestions for a better budget process Brian Gaines rates the debate performances so far IGPA Director Chris Mooney discusses lobbying by former members of Congress A Minute With Mooney on Budget impasse in Springfield Research Spotlight Racial residential segregation and the housing search process Journalists and policymakers often point out that Chicago is one of the most racially segregated cities in the United States The city s long history of residential segregation is tied to complex issues such as discrimination in housing policies and by landlords real estate agents and most recently the mortgage industry Yet many observers often argue that people simply want to live with people like them In other words communities self segregate J Fred Giertz elected honorary member of the National Tax Association J Fred Giertz Professor Emeritus of Economics and the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of

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  • The Latest From IGPA | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    index measures economic activity in Illinois and shows that the state continues to slowly recover from the Great Recession which technically ended more than six years ago IGPA s Lubotsky Benefit cuts for private sector workers might not benefit taxpayers Research published by IGPA expert Darren Lubotsky reveals that cutting benefits for teachers and other public workers might not translate into major savings for taxpayers Read the full article from UIC News about the research publised in December s Journal of Health Economics Illinois Economic Review shows continued job growth for state The latest Illinois Economic Review from the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory shows Illinois continued to add jobs in October Read the full review Room For Debate IGPA s Don Fullerton on infrastructure needs Brian Gaines Commentary Which GOP candidates can roll with the changes Flash Index shows economic growth is slowing in Illinois The U of I Flash Index fell to 105 8 in October from its 106 0 level in September This is the third month of decline for the index and its lowest level since April 2013 Illinois Economic Review shows continued steady economic recovery to pre recession job levels The Regional Economics Applications Laboratory has

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  • The Latest From IGPA | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    The index remains in the expansion range since the reading is well above 100 the dividing line between growth and decline The index has fluctuated between 106 0 and 107 2 since May of 2013 Director Chris Mooney says women s rights playing role in 2016 race for Illinois U S Senate seat Latest Illinois Economic Review provides analysis of Illinois employment picture The latest Illinois Economic Review from the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory REAL indicates a small decrease in the number of jobs in Illinois between July and August However the trends appear to be positive according to the review Read the full report Two IGPA experts published in Health Affairs this month Two IGPA health economists were featured in the leading health policy journal Health Affairs in September Don Fullerton on the opportunities of wind energy Illinois third major deficit Infrastructure funding New analysis by the Fiscal Futures Project at the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs finds a third looming fiscal problem for the state beyond an unbalanced operating budget and pension debt Depending on the estimate of infrastructure need the state has an infrastructure funding deficit of approximately 31 billion Read the report Wind energy provides opportunity for Illinois The U S Clean Power Plan will require states to reduce carbon emissions significantly by 2030 The mandate allows states to decide how to reach this target Rather than relying on coal fired power plants Illinois can build natural gas plants or invest in renewable technology like solar geothermal or wind The state s geography and climate give Illinois a special advantage in the use of wind power Flash remains steady despite stock market volatility The U of I Flash Index remained steady in August despite volatility in the national and international stock markets

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  • The Latest From IGPA | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory The Latest From IGPA Director Chris Mooney discusses the state budget impasse on The Sunday Spin Editorial Raising up talent for a better future IGPA Edgar Fellows Program Flash Index up in July The U of I Flash Index rose to 106 6 in July from its 106 4 level in June The index has been steady for more than two years it has remained in the 106 0 107 2 range for the last 26 months This stability does not mean that the Illinois economy is not expanding but that it is growing at an even rate Any reading above 100 indicates economic growth Illinois Economic Review sees job growth continuing in 2016 The latest edition of the Illinois Economic Review from the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory shows the state s economy continuing its march toward peaks reached before the 2007 2009 recession The report forecasts job growth of between 26 000 and 44 000 in the coming 12 months Read the full report A Minute with Chris Mooney on the budget impasse Darren Lubotsky highlights sticking points in negotiations with state employees union Announcing the Edgar Fellows Class of 2015 Forty emerging leaders from throughout Illinois have been selected as 2015 Edgar Fellows in the fourth year of an initiative to inspire bipartisan inter regional cooperation in addressing major challenges for the state in the years and decades ahead Chris Mooney Top 10 reasons Illinois is in the mess it s in Megan Konar s study on groundwater supply highlighted by TIME Flash Index caps off fiscal year marginally higher than last year The Flash Index fell slightly to 106 4 in June from its 106 5 level in May The index ended the

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