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  • Frequently Asked Questions | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    NEWL Resume Do I need to submit an official transcript Yes and it needs to be received by the application deadline in order for your application to be considered complete Are you looking for students who are majoring in a specific field Many students who major in fields such as political science and women s studies are naturally attracted to the program But the program is open to students from all majors Are community college students eligible Absolutely as long as the student has completed sophomore year and is transferring to a four year school for the 2016 2017 school year Can family and friends visit me during the program No The daily curriculum is packed with activities workshops and seminars that will keep you busy throughout the week Will I have some free time to explore Chicago The program is designed to be engaging on academic personal and social levels and fills the full week including evenings Numerous activities are planned during the week to give you opportunities to socialize with classmates and program faculty and mentors in various locations on and near campus and in downtown Chicago If you wish to do some sightseeing on your own you may choose to arrive in Chicago before the Summer Institute begins or stay in Chicago after the Summer Institute has ended but please note that you will need to make your own travel and housing arrangements Will I have access to UIC facilities such as the library gyms etc Yes Although our agenda at the Summer Institute is a full day one you will have access to UIC facilities Should I bring bedding supplies from home No The residence hall provides pillows sheets and blankets Are special accommodations available for the disabled or hearing impaired UIC strives to maintain a

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  • The IGPA State Summit 2013: Illinois' Fiscal Cliff | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago the Public Affairs Committee of the Union League Club of Chicago and Illinois Issues magazine IGPA s Fiscal Futures Project s research on the fiscal cliff Peering Over the Fiscal Cliff New Projections from IGPA s Fiscal Futures Model PDF Temporary Taxes How Often Does the Sun Actually Set PDF What Happened to the Illinois Economy Following the January 2011 Tax Increases A Midwest Comparison PDF Event Presenters Dr William F Fox Keynote Dr Fox is a national expert on tax policy and former consultant on taxation and economic development for states and developing economies He is Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee Dr Fox s keynote address discussed the dynamics of the tax reform process and the issues other states have faced in the past when dealing with temporary income tax increases Read Dr Fox s full bio here DOWNLOAD POWERPOINT HERE PDF Dr Richard Dye Dr Dye is the co director of The Fiscal Futures Project This IGPA research project is dedicated to informing the public and policymakers about state budget transparency and long term budget concerns Using an innovative long term budget projection model the researchers can simulate the impacts on future budgets of proposed policies and legislation The Fiscal Futures Project presented the latest data on the possible effects of the sunset provisions and other policies on the state s long term fiscal outlook Learn more about the Fiscal Futures Project here DOWNLOAD POWERPOINT HERE PDF Dr Therese McGuire Dr McGuire is a Professor of Management and Strategy at the Northwestern Kellogg School of Management and the Director of the Guthrie Center for Real Estate Research and the Real Estate Program She is an expert in state and local public finance fiscal decentralization property tax limitations and education finance She has written about and worked with various governments on state tax reform and the impact of taxes on economic growth Dr McGuire described and assessed the two major sources of revenue for state governments the general sales tax and the individual income tax and using standard economic criteria for evaluating tax systems contrasted a flat rate income tax with a graduated rate income tax Read Dr McGuire s full bio here DOWNLOAD POWERPOINT HERE PDF Rick Mattoon As a Senior Economist and Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Mattoon focuses on issues that face the Midwest regional economy Mattoon s work has appeared in the National Tax Journal State Tax Notes Public Choice and Society He is the co author of a chapter on state and local governments and the national economy in the Oxford Handbook of State and Local Government Finance Mattoon gave participants a broad overview of tax policy in the midwest and provided context for Illinois fiscal crisis and upcoming policy decisions Read Mattoon s full bio here DOWNLOAD POWERPOINT HERE PDF Governor Jim Edgar A distinguished fellow with IGPA Jim Edgar was the 38th governor

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  • IGPA State Summit 2011: A Bold New Dialogue on Public Pensions | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    reform stalled in Springfield this spring the state s legislators employers newspapers and citizens called for a focused inclusive conversation about the issue The State Summit 2011 engaged a group of top decision makers in discussion about new options for pension modification in Illinois The summit featured keynote presentations by two nationally renowned experts on pension policy The evening of October 3 featured Alicia Munnell the Peter F Drucker Professor of Management Sciences at Boston College s Carroll School of Management and Director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Munnell has published many articles authored numerous books and edited several volumes on tax policy Social Security and public and private pensions On the morning of October 4 Nick Berardino General Manager of the Orange County Employees Association shared insight from the successful compromise for pension reform he led in California Several panels featured top leaders in the public pension debate in Illinois A panel of legislators included members of the House and Senate Pension and Investments Committees Senator Kwame Raoul D Senator Bill Brady R Rep Elaine Nekritz D and Deputy Republican Leader Rep Tim Schmitz R A panel of reactors included Jeffrey Brown the William Karnes Professor of Finance in the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign where he also serves as Director of the College of Business Center for Business and Public Policy and Anthony Laden Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Chicago A second panel featured Henry Bayer Executive Director of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees Council 31 and Tyrone Fahner President of The Civic Committee of The Commercial Club Click here for a full agenda PDF Click here to read a description of the small group discussions Conference Materials Click here

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  • IGPA State Summit Report on Public Pensions | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    pensions in Illinois and the nation The report discusses strategies to change the current system while maintaining fairness in the process The report is the culmination of The IGPA State Summit 2011 A Bold New Dialogue on Public Pensions held on October 3 and 4 at the Union League Club of Chicago As Illinois leading nonpartisan authority on public pension policy IGPA brought together dozens of the top decision makers on the issue from across the state Representatives from the General Assembly public pension funds unions the Commercial Club of Chicago academia and advocacy organizations came together for two days on neutral ground to discuss ways to move forward on one of the state s most contentious issues The report provides an overview of major conclusions from speaker presentations and panels Dr Alicia Munnell director of the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College provided a new model for pension systems a stacked plan that drew considerable interest among participants Panelists Tyrone Fahner of the Commercial Club of Chicago and Henry Bayer of AFSCME sat on a panel together to clearly define opposing viewpoints on the issue The report also lays out major points from small group discussions Several findings

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  • State Summit 2010: Reforming Medicaid in Illinois | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    Regional Economics Applications Laboratory State Summit 2010 Reforming Medicaid in Illinois IGPA State Summit 2010 Reforming Medicaid in Illinois from UI 7 on Vimeo The IGPA State Summit on Medicaid was held on December 6 7 2010 in Champaign Illinois Leaders in government research advocacy and the health care industry gathered at the I Hotel and Conference Center to discuss the future of Medicaid in Illinois The purpose of the State Summit was to take a concentrated look into Medicaid in Illinois and to seek consensus on a path toward reform that will bring financial stability to the program while keeping its costs under control especially in light of the state s large budget deficit problem A diverse group of organizations were represented Participants included pharmaceutical company representatives insurance industry executives as well as representatives for hospital and physician associations Also several medical economic and policy researchers attended as did organizers and advocates union representatives and nonprofit hospital spokespersons This page provides a portal to the information generated from the State Summit The final report of the Summit online reader The final report of the Summit PDF Background research from IGPA health policy experts PDF Presentation from keynote speaker Charles

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  • 2008 Family Impact Seminar | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    has recently contributed to Fiscal Focus publications on the Illinois budget transit systems pension aolvency and the impact of Illinois aging population She has also been a part of the comptroller s efforts to establish state funding for stem cell research and reform campaign finance laws in Illinois Jessica holds degrees in international studies and anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Presentation Population Aging Is Illinois Ready Joshua M Wiener Senior Fellow and Program Director Aging Disability and Long Term Care RTI International You Can Run But You Can t Hide Policy and Problems in Long Term Care Joshua M Wiener PhD is a senior fellow and program director for aging disability and long term care at RTI International He is the author or editor of eight books and more than 100 articles on health care for older people people with disabilities long term care Medicaid health reform health care rationing and maternal and child health He is currently involved in studies of Medicaid home and community based services the long term care work force quality assurance for long term care and projection and simulation models for long term care He is co director of the Administration on Aging funded Alzheimer s Disease Demonstration Grants to States National Resource Center Before coming to RTI International Dr Wiencer did policy analysis and research for the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution the health Care Financing Administration the Massachusetts Department of Public Health the Congressional Budget Office the New York State Moreland Act Commission on Nursing Homes and Residential Facilities and the New York City Department of Health He received his BA from the University of Chicago and his PhD from Harvard University Presentation You Can Run But You Can t Hide Policy and Problems in Long Term Care

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  • 2007 Family Impact Seminar | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    readiness and family involvement and early childhood program evaluation Bio Presentation What Works in Afterschool Programs Achieving Educational Prevention and Youth Development Goals Out of School Time Resources from Harvard Family Research Proje ct Demographic Differences in Youth Out of School Time Participation A Research Summary The Costs of Out of School Time Programs A Brief Review of the Literature February 2006 Highlights From the Latest Update to Harvard Family Research Project s Out of School Time Database Jennifer Stedron Program Manager Education Program National Conference of State Legislatures After School State Policies on Funding Governance and Quality Dr Stedron is a Program Manager in the Education Program at NCSL She is the program policy specialist in the areas of afterschool extended learning opportunities early childhood education and special education Dr Stedron is a member of the Afterschool Technical Assistance Collaborative a group of national organizations that provide technical assistance to state after school networks of providers policymakers educators and others interested in after school programs Bio Presentation After School State Policies on Funding Governance and Quality A New Day for Learning by Jennifer Stedron Expanded Learning Opportunities Selected Resources Charles Smith Director Youth Development Group High Scope Educational Research Foundation Assuring Quality in After School Programs What s Working in Other States Dr Charles Smith supervises the development of curriculum training publications assessment tools and research for youth programs at High Scope High Scope is perhaps best known for its evaluation of the Perry Preschool Project Dr Smith led the development of the Youth Program Quality Assessment a research validated instrument that assesses the quality of youth programs for purposes of accountability evaluation and program improvement The PQA has been adopted by a range of state and local governments including the Michigan Department of Education Bio Presentation Assuring Quality

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  • 2006 Family Impact Seminar | Institute of Government and Public Affairs
    for Public Policy The Institute that Mr Aos directs was created by the Washington Legislature to carry out practical non partisan research at legislative direction An economist Mr Aos is nationally recognized for compiling rigorous cost benefit analyses of several hundred crime reduction programs His current work identifies cost beneficial alternatives to future prison construction including sentencing options prevention programs and offender intervention programs Powerpoint presentation for Mr Aos PPT 427k Using Taxpayer Dollars Wisely What Works and What Does Not to Reduce Recidivism Rates PDF 134k Evidence Based Adult Corrections Programs What Works and What Does Not PDF 243k Biography for Mr Aos PDF 92k Patrick Tolan Director Institute for Juvenile Research Dept of Psychiatry University of Illinois at Chicago Family Focused Prevention of Delinquency and Crime Dr Tolan is an internationally recognized authority on violence adolescence families and prevention He will summarize the strong scientific support for the impact and cost effectiveness of family focused programs to prevent delinquency Dr Tolan s Powerpoint presentation PPT 434k Biography for Dr Tolan PDF 94k Susan George Senior Researcher Chapin Hall Center for Children University of Chicago Impact of Mothers Incarceration Findings for Illinois A clinical psychologist and policy analyst Dr George discussed her collaborative research with economist Robert LaLonde of the University of Chicago Using administrative data from Illinois Drs George and LaLonde are studying incarcerated single mothers the fastest growing segment of the prison population to understand the long term effects of imprisonment on their ability to function as parents and the consequences for their children Powerpoint presentation by Dr George PPT 147k Biography for Dr George PDF 92k The Honorable Mike Lawlor Connecticut House of Representatives Legislative Policy Ideas Justice Reinvestment in Connecticut and Other States In his eighth term Representative Lawlor is the Chairman of the Connecticut

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