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  • News | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    decrease the gap between revenue and total highway spending Read the story here December 15 2014 lllinois is number one hub in food distribution network moves more than 70 million tons annually Illinois is the most critical hub in the network of U S domestic food transfers according to a new study by Megan Konar Visiting Scholar at the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs and colleagues The study was published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology Read the story here December 12 2014 Crude Oil Prices A Minute With U of I expert Don Fullerton The rollercoaster ride of crude oil prices continues After hitting triple digits in early summer the price of a barrel of oil has decreased dramatically and continues to fall by the day Read the interview here December 9 2014 Incomes actually went up after Hurricane Katrina But economists don t know why The Washington Post Article discussing recent research by IGPA Visiting Scholar Tatyana Deryugina Read the story here December 4 2014 Wages and income among Katrina victims bounced back quickly study finds in The Advocate Article discussing recent research by IGPA Visiting Scholar Tatyana Deryugina Read the story here November 17 2014 U S Clean Power Plan provides opportunity for significant cuts in state budget deficits 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 Read the full report PDF

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  • Contact | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    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 Contact Don Fullerton Email dfullert illinois edu Phone 217 244 0639 Julian Reif Email jreif illinois edu Climate Change Navigation About the Climate Change Initiative Projects People News

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  • Upcoming IGPA Early Investments Initiative Projects | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    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 Upcoming IGPA Early Investments Initiative Projects IGPA is funding two specific projects in the 2014 2015 academic year to initiate these efforts A close look at the child care market in Illinois New insights into strategies for assuring high quality

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  • People | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    health on maternal labor supply employment effects of the minimum wage and the caregiver labor market Ongoing research projects are in the areas of children s cognitive development U S Mexican migration child support policy work disability and the Disability Insurance program and long term care facilities Faculty Collaborating on the Early Investments Initiative Catherine Main is a clinical faculty member in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago She has 20 years of teaching experiences in preschool kindergarten primary grades and university settings Prior to working at UIC Main taught in the Chicago Public Schools including two years as a lead teacher at the State Pre kindergarten Demonstration Center As a clinical instructor she continues to work extensively in early childhood classrooms throughout Chicago Public Schools and Chicago community agencies supporting student teachers and developing mentor teachers Her work includes innovative and responsive program development in Early Childhood Education at UIC Main designed and developed a Blended Early Childhood Early Childhood Special Education program and an Early Childhood Alternative certification program She currently coordinates and teaches in both programs Kathleen M Sheridan i s an associate professor in the department of educational psychology in the UIC College of Education Sheridan received her PhD in Child and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin Madison and her MA from Washington University in St Louis Some of her research interests include early math literacy and early childhood teachers and providers professional development for early childhood teachers and caregivers online learning and course development in higher education and teacher presence in online courses Sheridan has been published in leading academic journals delivered keynote speeches and has presented her work at workshops and at national and international conferences Angela Wiley is associate professor of applied and family studies and extension specialist at the Department of Human and Community Development at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Her research and outreach focuses on promoting resilience among diverse families and individuals in stressful contexts An increasingly diverse society mandates that effective outreach and engagement be based on research that explores a wide range of normal family processes Additionally over the life course most people will face one or more challenges such as financial strain health challenges chronic poverty racism and disruptions in residence and social support Wiley s recent research has addressed a factors related to resilience among diverse individuals and families in a variety of contexts and across domains and b development and evaluation of programs designed to support resilience Katherine Kate Zinsser is an assistant professor in the clinical psychology program at the University of Illinois at Chicago Generally Kate s research utilizes diverse methodologies to improve family and classroom social emotional learning processes Her current projects include exploring the ways that teachers are able to positively affect children s social and emotional learning examining how organizational and ecological characteristics of educational settings affect social and emotional teaching and developing research based tools to foster social and emotional

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  • News | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    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 News March 5 2015 Early Investments Initiative director Rachel Gordon contributed an essay to a new report by Voices for Illinois Children Kids Count 2015 Confronting Poverty Creating Opportunity Gordon wrote an essay titled Child Care Supports for Low Income Parents and Their Children The essay discusses the importance of investing in child care access at the state level Read the essay here PDF The full report is available at the Voices for Illinois Children website October 30 2014 The Early Investments Initiative hosted a public lecture by Dr Daryl Greenfield a nationally recognized expert in early childhood research He talked about how teaching science in preschool can improve classroom quality More than 100 teachers childcare professionals researchers and policymakers attended the event to learn how science is helping schools and teachers meet higher standards and starting children on a path toward school readiness Read more about the event here Download powerpoints and view video of the event at the link above Early Investments Navigation About

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  • Contact | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    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 Contact Rachel Gordon Email ragordon uic edu Phone 312 413 0295 Elizabeth Powers Email epowers illinois edu Phone 217 244 4818 Early Investments Navigation About the Early Investments Initiative Projects

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  • About the Fiscal Futures Project | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    relentless pressure on future budgets from an aging population and continuing increases in the cost of health care Seed money for the project came from IGPA and a diverse group of Illinois civic and public interest organizations The Taxpayers Federation of Illinois The Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago The Metropolitan Planning Council The Illinois Farm Bureau Council 31 of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees The Illinois Education Association Chicago Metropolis 2020 Currently the project is supported by a generous grant from the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation The All Funds Budget and the Fiscal Futures Model The project team has created and annually updates a All Funds budget for the state of Illinois Historical budget data for over 700 state funds not just the four General Funds is grouped into a meaningful set of revenue and spending categories consistently measured over time Compared to the more commonly reported General Funds budget the All Funds budget is more inclusive and brings important categories of spending like transportation into the analysis The All Funds budget is more transparent because inter fund transfers or moving a program from a General Fund in one year to a special fund in the next will not conceal what is really going on The project team has created and maintains a long term budget projection model for the state of Illinois Projections of economic and demographic variables are supplied by the Regional Economics Application Laboratory The Fiscal Futures Model estimates the past relationship between each All Funds budget category and the related economic and demographic variables in order to make projections for each component and for total revenue and spending With the All Funds budget and the budget projection model the Fiscal Futures Project is able to Provide

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  • Fiscal Futures Project Research and Articles | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    bonds in excess of its actual default risk due to its poor fiscal reputation Full report Summary Peering Over Illinois Fiscal Cliff New Projections from IGPA s Fiscal Futures Model Illinois Report 2014 March 2014 Link Making the 2011 Tax Increase Permanent Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox February 2014 Link Business Taxes Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox February 2014 Link Overview of the Economic and Fiscal Situation in Illinois Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox February 2014 Link Illinois Still Has Serious Budget Problems After December 2013 Pension Law Changes January 2014 revision Link What Happened to the Illinois Economy Following the January 2011 Tax Increases A Midwest Comparison revised February 2014 Link Temporary Taxes How Often Does the Sun Actually Set October 2013 Looks at temporary tax packages enacted across the U S between December 2007 and January 2013 Link Fiscal Futures Project Documentation October 2013 revision A technical and detailed explanation of a the concepts and categories in the historical database of Illinois budget information and b specifications of the Fiscal Futures Model which projects that information into future years Link Report of the State Budget Crisis Task Force Illinois Report revised August 2013 Fiscal Futures researchers drafted this report on Illinois fiscal condition for the national State Budget Crisis Task Force led by former New York Lieutenant Richard Ravitch and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker Link Online Budget Publication Testimony before the Illinois House State Government Administration Committee March 2013 Link Other State Funds Testimony before the Illinois Senate Appropriations II Committee March 2013 Link How do California and Illinois Compare February 2013 Link And Miles to Go Before Its And Miles to Go Before It s Balanced Illinois Still Faces Tough Budget Choices Illinois Report 2013 January 2013 Link The Illinois State Budget How Bad is the

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