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  • The Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    after Illinois made cuts to Medicaid in 2012 and Congress passed the ACA what more can the state do to control costs Bending the curve How can legislators control future costs by bending the upward curve of spending More Commentary Let s change how we make state budgets A long term solution will require changing the way the state makes the budget Higher education is a smart investment for Illinois Cuts in higher education would lead to continued erosion of the system and long term consequences for the state s earning power Easy savings in human services Elizabeth Powers shows why finding savings in human servies is more difficult than simply eliminating waste fraud and abuse More Overall Analysis Multiple interests and the politics of the budget Interest politics as opposed to party politics make fixing Illinois budget problems very complex and difficult Budget policy interactions A holistic approach to evaluating fiscal reforms helps policymakers understand the interactions among multiple budget solutions Better Fiscal Planning Improved planning techniques could help Illinois make difficult decisions and avoid crises in the future More Toolbox Fundamentals The Illinois Budget Policy Toolbox Webinar Series IGPA is teaming up with U of I Extension Local

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/budget-toolbox (2016-02-17)
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  • Illinois Economic Review | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    October Read the full review Illinois Economic Review shows continued steady economic recovery to pre recession job levels Body The Regional Economics Applications Laboratory has published its latest Illinois Economic Review Find it here Latest Illinois Economic Review provides analysis of Illinois employment picture Body 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 Illinois Economic Review sees job growth continuing in 2016 Body 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 Illinois Economic Review shows more job growth in state Body 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 Illinois Economic Review continues to show positive signs through 2015 Body 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 Illinois Economic Review forecasts job growth for Illinois in 2015 Body 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

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/illinois-economic-review (2016-02-17)
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  • Illinois Opinion Monitor | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    About Archive Illinois Budget Policy 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 Illinois Opinion Monitor The Illinois Opinion Monitor is an ongoing public affairs survey launched in 2007 by the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois The IOM features two prongs a periodic random sample surveys of the adult population in Illinois and occasionally the nation and b periodic non random sample surveys of policy experts in Illinois The IOM is currently managed by Professors Brian Gaines and James Kuklinski both of IGPA and the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign More Information Illinois Opinion Monitor About Some Opinions About Candidate Traits HPV Vaccine Family Problems and Government Solutions in Illinois Constitutional Convention Perceptions of the Tax Burden Partisanship and Perceptions of Corruption Search the web Search igpa uillinois edu Search igpa uillinois edu library IGPA Site IGPA Library The Institute

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/opinion-monitor (2016-02-17)
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  • Trends in Racial Attitudes | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    racial equality changed Topics include questions about schools jobs public accommodations transportation presidential candidates intermarriage and housing Principles of racial equality White respondents xls file 82 5KB Principles of racial equality Black respondents xls file 74KB How have white and black Americans attitudes about government efforts to ensure equal treatment changed Topics include government involvement in jobs schools housing and public accommodations Government efforts to ensure equal treatment White respondents xls file 62KB Government efforts to ensure equal treatment Black respondents xls file 57 5KB How do white and black Americans feel about different types of contact with each other Topics include feelings toward integrated neighborhoods and schools family members marrying someone of a different race living near black white people and general feelings of closeness to white black people Attitudes about inter racial contact White respondents xls file 100KB Attitudes about inter racial contact Black respondents xls file 75 5KB How do white and black Americans explain racial inequality and how has it changed People were asked if inequality between blacks and whites is due to reasons such as discrimination fewer opportunities for blacks to pursue education not trying hard enough slavery less ability to learn and others Explanations for racial inequality White respondents xls file 82KB Explanations for racial inequality Black Respondents xls file 82KB How much discrimination do white and black Americans believe there is and how has this changed Questions were asked about levels of discrimination in a variety of settings including on the job market education housing restaurants shopping and interactions with the police Perceptions of discrimination and stereotypes White respondents xls file 78 5KB Perceptions of discrimination Black respondents xls file 61KB How have white and black American attitudes toward affirmative action changed Topic included questions about government expenditures on programs that assist blacks

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/programs/racial-attitudes (2016-02-17)
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  • Library | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Review from REAL shows continued job growth in state Analaysts at the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory say the number of jobs in Illinois continues to grow Data in the latest Illinois Economic Review show that Illinois has added more than 60 000 jobs since February 2012 however there is still much ground to recover The state still has 198 000 fewer jobs than it did at the beginning of the recession in December 2007 IGPA Director Robert Rich to retire from University of Illinois After serving as a renowned scholar and leader at the University of Illinois for more than 25 years Dr Robert F Rich will retire from the University at the end of August Rich served as director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs IGPA from 1986 to 1997 and began his second tenure as director in 2005 Forty outstanding Illinoisans selected as Edgar Fellows Forty emerging leaders who reflect the diversity of Illinois have been selected for an initiative designed to promote responsible and responsive leadership throughout the Land of Lincoln in the years ahead They will meet at the University of Illinois campus in Urbana Champaign Aug 19 22 New in the Pensions section Analysis of Quinn Proposal IGPA s Fiscal Futures Project has completed an analysis of the proposals for reforming the public pension system in Illinois that have been put forth by Gov Pat Quinn The new analysis is now part of our Pensions page May 20 2012 Illinois Economic Review shows three month moving average of jobs is up by 4 100 jobs per month The latest Illinois Economic Review prepared by IGPA s Regional Economics Applications Laboratory REAL shows Illinois gained 6 500 jobs in February 2012 compared with 3 900 job gains in January 2012 Illinois has added 32

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/library (2016-02-17)
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  • Institute of Government and Public Affairs | Where leaders turn for analysis of crucial issues
    whose use causes pollution In the revenue raising context the basic argument for green taxes can be summarized by the adage tax waste not work Taxes on labor income discourage workers from engaging in productive activities and thus hurt society Taxing waste by contrast discourages harmful pollution and thus benefits society In addition the revenue raised from these green taxes can help mitigate the state s fiscal crisis Policy Forum The Demography of the Immigrant Population in Illinois 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 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 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 Policy Forum Understanding the Effects of Medicare Prescription Drug Insurance The Medicare Modernization Act became law in 2003 creating a prescription drug benefit

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/policy-forum/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Public Engagement | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    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 Public Engagement As a public service organization IGPA strives to create space for public engagement in government IGPA works in collaboration with various partners to engage the public in education and dialogue IGPA strives to serve the public by providing regular forums and lectures training programs and learning opportunities For example IGPA partners with other units within the University of Illinois to produce the Bazzani Lecture an annual high profile address and discussion about important policy issues such as higher education and immigration IGPA also provides programming for students The institute partners with the Conference of Women Legislators of the Illinois General Assembly to produce NEWLeadership Illinois a week long residential program for college women designed to increase women s representation in public life including elected office To learn more about IGPA s public engagement initiatives please explore the program pages Paul H Douglas Award for Ethics in Government Edgar Fellows Program IGPA State Summit NEWLeadership Illinois Family Impact

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/PE (2016-02-17)
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  • Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    who brought the very best to government and set an example of what others should strive for in public service The creators of the award determined that it should be given annually to an elected or career government official or former government official at any level of government and regardless of party or in some circumstances to a private citizen whose public actions or writings have made a significant contribution to the practice and understanding of ethical behavior in government It should be a person whose career demonstrates or promotes respect for high standards of public service Recipients of the award are selected by a committee of nationally known figures from the public and private sectors as well as academe Committee membership changes from year to year and past awardees will be asked to serve in the future Nominations are sought from across the country by letter and through personal calls Each recipient of the award will be encouraged to give a major lecture at the University of Illinois on either the Chicago or the Urbana Champaign campus The lecture will be published by the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois which will administer the award as well as an accompanying ethics in government education program The Douglas education program supported by the Douglas Award Endowment consists of lectures symposia and conferences on the subject of ethics in government It is clear that the U S needs to make a renewed effort to attract the best talent available to public service It is also critical that we promote the highest standards for performance in government The goal of the Douglas award and education program is to serve to promote these goals and the legacy of a great leader from the state of Illinois Paul H

    Original URL path: http://igpa.uillinois.edu/ethics (2016-02-17)
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