Guest speaker will be Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability in Chicago. Mr Martire is an expert on pensions and the Illinois state budget. He is a regular columnist for the Sun-Times and a technical advisor on budget issues to the Illinois state legislature. He has written and spoken widely on Illinois’s budget crisis. In our forum he will discuss:
• The state of Illinois’ pension fund
• Why Illinois is not a high spending state
• Why Illinois is not a high taxing state
• What needs to be done to guarantee pensions
To hear his dynamite video, The Illinois Budget Crisis in Three Minutes click here.