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Amanda Kass Quoted In Sun-Times Story On Pension Buyout

A Better Government Association/PolitiFact/Chicago Sun-Times story on Illinois Gov. J.B Pritzker’s claims that the state’s pension buyout program could potentially save up to $25 billion, includes comments from Amanda Kass, associate director of…

Amanda Kass Featured In BGA Story On Underfunded Pensions

Amanda Kass, associate director of the Government Finance Research Center at UIC, is a featured expert in a Crain’s Chicago Business/Better Government Association story on underfunded local pensions in Illinois. Kass notes that…

Dean Pagano Weighs In On Lightfoot's Budget Address

In a Chicago Sun-Times article about Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s budget address, Michael Pagano, dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and director of the Government Finance Research Center at UIC,…

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…