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Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Proposed 2020 Budget

Amanda Kass and other officials reacted to Governor Pritzker’s first State Budget Address on WTTW. Though most officials liked Pritzker’s emphasis on righting the wrongs made in the past few years, there is…

Paul Vallas

Amanda Kass Quoted In Paul Vallas Fact Check

A Chicago Sun-Times/Better Government Association/PolitiFact story assessing claims by Chicago mayoral candidate Paul Vallas that Chicago Public Schools was a financially healthier organization under his leadership includes comments from Amanda Kass, associate director…

Daley Fact Check

Amanda Kass Comments On Daley's Property Tax Freeze

A Chicago Sun-Times/Better Government Association/PolitiFact story on Chicago mayoral candidate Bill Daley’s pledge to freeze property taxes includes comments from Amanda Kass, associate director of the Government Finance Research Center at UIC, who…

Lori Lightfoot

Amanda Kass Fact Checks Lori Lightfoot

Amanda Kass, associate director of the Government Finance Research Center at UIC, is credited among expert sources in a story from the Chicago Sun-Times, PolitiFact Illinois and the Better Government Association that examines…

David Merriman Explains States’ Obligations To Monitor TIFs

David Merriman discusses state obligations to monitor tax incremental financing in an article in the PA Times. Merriman states that “TIFs are an appropriate and potentially beneficial tool for economic development in a…

Amanda Kass

Amanda Kass Discusses Cook County's Primary For Assessor

Amanda Kass, Associate Director of the Government Finance Research Center, discusses the importance of the Cook County Democratic Primary for Assessor in the Urban Affairs Forum. Kass states the importance of Assessors to…

Michael Pagano

Michael Pagano Addresses Lag In City Revenues

Dean Michael Pagano responds to questions about city revenues in our current booming economy. Featured in Governing Magazine, Pagano’s article cites faults in cities’ tax systems as the cause of the slow return…