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  • Policy Forum: The Demography of the Immigrant Population in Illinois | 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 Policy Forum The Demography of the Immigrant Population in Illinois Author s Darren H Lubotsky Perhaps the most profound demographic trend over the last three decades has been the rapid growth in the immigrant population the rise in the number of foreigners living in the U S is transforming communities politics and the economy While overshadowed to some extent by debates over healthcare the financial meltdown and the Great Recession immigration policy continues to be a highly contentious issue that cuts across traditional party lines and ideologies In this brief report we offer a demographic summary of Illinois immigrant population and how it has changed over the last two decades View this issue in PDF Attachment Size Policy Forum 23 3 pdf 625 5 KB Library Policy Forum IGPA Categories Policy Forum Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu Search igpa uillinois edu library IGPA

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/policy-forum-demography-immigrant-population-illinois (2016-02-17)
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  • Policy Forum: Picking the President by Popular Plurality? Prospects and Partisan Politics | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory 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 Republican nomination for president how redistricting will play out in major states and others Much less discussed so far is another notion that might sound equally far fetched whether the 2012 presidential election will be the first ever to be decided by plurality rule i e whichever candidate secures the most votes across the whole country wins the office It is not likely that the presidential election rulebook will be thrown out before 2012 but it is also not impossible strange though that sounds This issue of Policy Forum explains how the election rules for the U S presidency can be changed what changes have already taken place and what barriers stand in the way of a most votes wins scenario for 2012 or later View this issue in a PDF reader Attachment Size Policy

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/PF23-2-popular-vote (2016-02-17)
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  • Policy Forum: Understanding the Effects of Medicare Prescription Drug Insurance | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Seminar Study Centers Office of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Policy Forum Understanding the Effects of Medicare Prescription Drug Insurance The first edition of IGPA s Policy Forum for 2010 2011 explores whether prescription drug use which has increased due to Medicare Part D is associated with decreased use of other health care services and or the ultimate goal improved health Read Policy Forum Vol 23 No 1 IGPA

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/media/PF23-1 (2016-02-17)
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  • Policy Forum: Understanding the Effects of Medicare Prescription Drug Insurance | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    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 Policy Forum Understanding the Effects of Medicare Prescription Drug Insurance Author s Robert Kaestner The Medicare Modernization Act became law in 2003 creating a prescription drug benefit for the elderly called Medicare Part D At the time of its passage approximately one third of seniors did not have prescription drug coverage leaving them prone to financial and medical hardships About half of those without prescription drug insurance incurred out of pocket spending of 1 200 or more per year Uninsured patients were also more likely to forego buying essential medications Most researchers agree that prescription drug insurance is associated with an increase in use of prescription drugs However studies have provided a wide range of estimates of the magnitude of this increase Significantly less research has studied whether prescription drug use is associated with decreased use of other health care services and or the ultimate goal improved health This edition of Policy Forum explores this area Attachment Size Policy Forum 23 1 pdf 380 33

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/PF23-1 (2016-02-17)
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  • Policy Forum: Health Reform -- What Next for State Governments? | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    of Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory 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

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/Library/PF22-4 (2016-02-17)
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  • Policy Forum: Why Are Property Taxes So Unpopular? | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Public Leadership Regional Economics Applications Laboratory Policy Forum Why Are Property Taxes So Unpopular For local governments the property tax has long been a reliable source of significant levels of revenue Yet perhaps more than any other tax the property tax has also long been the source of widespread discontent In the latest edition of Policy Forum IGPA professors Nathan Anderson and Daniel McMillen examine some possible reasons why Read

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library/policy-forum-22-3 (2016-02-17)
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  • Institute of Government and Public Affairs | Where leaders turn for analysis of crucial issues
    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 Policy Forum 21 4 Minimum Wages and Employment in Illinois 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 Policy Forum 21 3 State Health Insurance Regulations Implications for Illinois 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 Policy Forum 21 2 Does Environmental Protection Hurt Low Income Families 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 Policy Forum 21 1 Wall Street Weakly or How and When Obama Won the Presidential Race 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 Policy Forum 20 5 Illinois

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/policy-forum?page=1 (2016-02-17)
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    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 Policy Forum 20 1 The effect of demographic change on state and local government budgets 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 Policy Forum 19 4 School s Out After School Programs and Policies That Work 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 Policy Forum 19 3 What Odds for the Sale of the Illinois State Lottery 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 Policy Forum 19 2 Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Illinois Are There Any Solutions 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 Policy Forum 19 1 Alternatives to Cook County s 7 Cap on Assessment Increases 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 Policy Forum 18 1 Illinois A Major Destination for Immigrants This Policy Forum examines the unequal distribution of both costs and benefits related to immigration Policy Forum 17 3 Uncertain and Unplanned The Future of Public Higher Education There is reason for concern about the

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/policy-forum?page=2 (2016-02-17)
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