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  • The Latest From IGPA | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Applications Laboratory The Latest From IGPA IGPA Director Chris Mooney discusses Gov Rauner s ad blitz Expected impacts of climate change in Illinois Illinois needs to prepare now for the coming changes associated with climate change according to IGPA s Climate Change Policy Initiative IGPA s Brian Gaines has five takeaways regarding the crowded GOP presidential field IGPA Director Chris Mooney discusses state politics with Chicago Tribune s Rick Pearson Flash Index slips in May but Illinois continues to see moderate economic growth June 1 2015 The Illinois economy continues to grow at a steady pace but a key indicator of the rate of growth indicates that growth slowed slightly in May The University of Illinois Flash Index dipped to 106 5 last month from its 107 1 reading in April The April reading was the highest in 15 months Should Illinois tax professional services IGPA s Fred Giertz shares his thoughts A Minute With Brian Gaines on the British parliamentary elections A Minute with Jeff Brown on Pensions IGPA s Julian Reif discusses Illinois gas tax and roads Representative John Lewis 2015 On Wednesday April 29 2015 Representative John Lewis was honored with the Paul H Douglas Award for

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  • The Latest From IGPA | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    to show growth and increasing strength in April according to a monthly measurement by the University of Illinois The Flash Index which measures the economy based upon state tax receipts reached 107 1 for the month up from 107 0 in March Illinois Economic Review shows more job growth in state The latest Illinois Economic Review from the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory shows that the state s employment picture continues to improve with more than 70 000 jobs added between March 2014 and March 2015 Read the full review IGPA s Rachel Gordon receives grant to study lookism New research will examine how children s physical appearance affects their social and academic achievement trajectories from infancy into young adulthood IGPA economist Fred Giertz comments on proposal to privatize state agency IGPA s Brian Gaines assesses the early race for president in 2016 IGPA s Fred Giertz talks about the latest Flash Index and Illinois economy Illinois economy springs into gear The Flash Index reached 107 in March indicating continued strengthening of the Illinois economy After more than a year hovering in the 106 0 106 8 range the Flash Index hit its highest point since January 2014 The index reached 107 for only the third time since the 2007 2009 recession Illinois Economic Review continues to show positive signs through 2015 The latest edition of the Illinois Economic Review from the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory indicates job growth is expected to continue throughout the coming year The latest reports indicate employment numbers in Illinois have rebounded steadily in recent months as recovery from the last decade s recession continues Read the full report Policy Brief Tax methods to shore up Illinois infrastructure The state tax on gasoline has been shrinking as a source of revenue for maintenance of Illinois infrastructure

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  • The Latest From IGPA | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    risk Flash Index signifies consistent economic growth The Flash Index fell slightly to 106 6 in February from its 106 8 level in January The index remains well above 100 the dividing line between growth and decline This reflects continuing growth in the Illinois economy Director Chris Mooney comments on GOP efforts to attract more women Latinos A Minute With IGPA s Elizabeth Powers on economics and poverty IGPA economist Dick Dye comments on state s budget outlook IGPA s Elizabeth Powers talks about America s wealth gap Applications being accepted for 2015 2016 Wolff Internship Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015 2016 Wolff Internship at IGPA The 12 month internship will begin in May and continue through May 2016 It is open to University of Illinois students who will have sophomore junior and first semester senior status at the beginning of the 2015 2016 academic year More information is available here IGPA experts weigh in on Gov Rauner s first State of the State address Combining multiple types of child care Policy conversations sometimes treat child care as an either or choice between two broad types of care home based and center based A recent study by

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  • The Latest From IGPA | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    off strong in 2015 The University of Illinois Flash Index rose to 106 8 in January from its 106 5 level in December The Illinois economy continues to improve as we enter 2015 This month builds on almost three years of slow and steady growth in which the index remained well above 100 the dividing line between growth and decline Illinois Economic Review forecasts job growth for Illinois in 2015 The latest edition of the Illinois Economic Review from the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory at IGPA forecasts job growth of between 60 000 and 62 500 in the coming 12 months Read the January report IGPA s Dick Dye discusses Fiscal Futures Project s new outlook on Illinois fiscal condition Fiscal Futures Project Co Director Richard Dye discusses new Illinois budget deficit projections Illinois faces 9 billion annual deficit and 159 billion in IOUs New analysis PDF by the Fiscal Futures Project finds no easy fix to Illinois chronic fiscal imbalance Illinois now faces a 9 billion annual deficit that will grow to 14 billion by FY 2026 Director Chris Mooney discusses state issues with WDWS Radio IGPA s Geoffrey Hewings says tight credit creates problems for Chicago s real

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  • The Latest From IGPA | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    delegate slippage for Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Mike Huckabee Flash Index Illinois economic growth slows for sixth consecutive month The University of Illinois Flash Index declined in December for the sixth straight month But the index still indicates the state s economy is growing IGPA to explore health policy positions of presidential contenders Public opinion polls consistently show that Americans view health care as a major social issue heading into the 2008 presidential election One recent poll indicates that even young voters those between 18 and 30 consider health care to be the second most important issue confronting the nation The candidates have invested heavily into developing strategies for coping with the health care issue Are these plans realistic What do they mean for people New research indicates big delegate leads for Clinton and Giuliani An analysis of poll data indicates that Hillary Clinton and Rudolph Giuliani would have substantial leads in convention delegates for their respective parties if the party caucuses and primary elections were held today The analysis which was conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs uses poll data and formulas designed to approximate the complicated rules by which delegates are assigned to candidates after primary voting Poll results for all states voting on or before Feb Smoking ban has stirred strong passions but will soon fade expert says A looming ban that will snuff out smoking in public places across Illinois lit up a fiery debate that rivaled abortion gun control and society s other hottest button issues a University of Illinois research scientist says Flash Index continues downward trend in November The Illinois economy has slipped in recent months but remains in strong positive territory allaying fears of a possible recession according to the latest University of

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  • Director Chris Mooney says "the jury is still out" after one year of Gov. Rauner | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Director Chris Mooney says the jury is still out after one year of Gov Rauner Submitted by jimpaul on January 12 2016 8 55am URL http www chicagotribune com news local politics ct bruce rauner governor year one met 0112 20160111 story html Twitter Description Source Chicago Tribune Jan 11 2016 Content Taxonomy News Related Content

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  • Chris Mooney and Jim Kuklinski: Do political yard signs make any difference? | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Chris Mooney and Jim Kuklinski Do political yard signs make any difference Submitted by jimpaul on January 11 2016 9 18am URL http www news gazette com news local 2016 01 10 its time signs html Source The News Gazette Champaign Jan 10 2016 Content Taxonomy News Related Content The Sunday Spin Director

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  • Editorial: Suggestions for a better budget process | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Seminar 2011 Seminar 2010 Seminar 2009 Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Editorial Suggestions for a better budget process Submitted by Kelsey McCoy on December 22 2015 9 24am URL http herald review com news opinion editorial suggestions for a better budget process article c6892649 29e5 530c a115 a488dd0504a2 html Date Override December 20 2015 Source Herald Review Dec 20 2015 Content Taxonomy Research Related

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