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GFRC in the Media

Amanda Kass Comments On Lightfoot's Plan To Close Deficit

Mayor Lori Lightfoot budget address promises to close Chicago’s looming $838 million deficit, as long as she gets help from Illinois lawmakers. Amanda Kass, associate director of the Government Finance Research Center at…

Amanda Kass Examines The Possibility Of Pension Fund Consolidation

Associate Director Amanda Kass examined the recent recommendations by the Illinois Pension Consolidation Feasibility Task Force in a recent Crain’s Chicago article. The task force was assigned to analyze the possibility of consolidating…

New GFRC Research Reported In Becker's Hospital Review

Becker’s Hospital review reported on a new study released by the Government Finance Research Center at UIC that found interest rates on health care municipal bonds significantly decreased due to the Affordable Care…

CUPPA Dean Pagano Receives Wildavsky Lifetime Achievement Award

UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs Dean Michael Pagano was presented with the Aaron Wildavsky Award, a lifetime achievement award, by the Association for Budgeting & Financial Management (ABFM). ABFM promotes advances in budgeting…

Dermot Murphy Quoted In Yahoo Finance On Recent ACA Study

An article from Yahoo! Finance details a new study released by the Government Finance Research Center at UIC that found interest rates on health care municipal bonds significantly decreased due to the Affordable…

Amanda Kass Weighs In On Lightfoot's Budget Challenges

Associate Director Amanda Kass talks about Lightfoot’s budget challenges in Politico. Perhaps one of Lightfoot’s biggest challenges is whether or not to alter benefits or the state pension clause. Kass notes “I think…