Comparing Illinois to its neighbors on outbound migration

January 21, 2021

Making pretty pictures, and not-so-pretty-pictures, on our Data-Z website.

Interstate migration trends: What’s going on?

January 14, 2021

Where are people moving -- and why?

Resource guide for corporate alternative minimum tax proposals

January 13, 2021

Should companies pay taxes on the profits they report to their shareholders, not what they report to the IRS?

Illinois Governor Pritzker makes $2 billion Thanksgiving Eve announcement

November 30, 2020

Paying down a billion-dollar bill backlog with borrowing forbidden to "insolvent" entities.

Did states vote their wallets in the vote for President?

November 10, 2020

States don't vote for people, people vote for people.

David Walker pens valuable new warning about federal government finances

October 29, 2020

Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker is still providing fiscal leadership.

The scariest zombie state governments walking among us on Halloween

October 27, 2020

Who might be "gambling for resurrection" with taxpayer money?

Should the federal government double down on financial assistance for states? What if it can’t?

September 15, 2020

The power to print money isn't infinite.

Cleaning up nuclear contamination costs a lot of money – and the costs are mushrooming

September 10, 2020

An issue illuminating the difference between cash and accrual-based deficits.

Yes, Illinois is an ‘extreme outlier’

September 1, 2020

Have you seen the movie "The Big Short?"

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