These resources develop or sponsor research the Foundation finds of particular interest to state and local fiscal issues.



City of Springfield

Commission on Government Forecasting & Accountability

Illinois Department of Revenue

Illinois General Assembly

Internal Revenue Service

State of Illinois

State of Illinois Auditor General

State of Illinois Comptroller


Other Links

Center for Tax & Budget Accountability
The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability is a bi-partisan 501(C)(3) non-profit research and advocacy think tank that promotes fair, efficient and progressive tax, spending and economic policies.


Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals. The Center conducts research and analysis to inform public debates over proposed budget and tax policies and to help ensure that the needs of low-income families and individuals are considered in these debates. We also develop policy options to alleviate poverty.


Council on State Taxation
COST is a nonprofit trade association consisting of nearly 600 multistate corporations engaged in interstate and international business.


Governmental Research Association (GRA)
The Governmental Research Association was established in 1914 and is the national organization of individuals professionally engaged in governmental research. The purpose of the Association is to encourage individuals and organizations to engage in governmental research in the general interest. Governmental research involves the collection, analysis, and distribution of factual information on governmental activities to citizens and officials for the improvement of government and the reduction of its cost.


Illinois Issues


Institute of Government & Public Affairs UIUC


Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, The
The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) is a non-profit, non-partisan research and education organization that works on government taxation and spending policy issues.


National Taxpayers Conference
The National Taxpayers Conference is a private, nonprofit corporation whose members are the full-time chief executive officers of statewide associations devoted to the pursuit of objective and unbiased analysis of public finance issues in their states. 2008 NTC DIRECTORY IS NOW AVAILABLE!


Tax Foundation
The mission of the Tax Foundation is to educate taxpayers about sound tax policy and the size of the tax burden borne by Americans at all levels of government.


The Civic Federation
The Civic Federation is a non-partisan government research organization working to maximize the quality and cost-effectiveness of government services in the Chicago region. The Federation’s membership includes business and professional leaders from a wide range of Chicago-area companies and institutions. The Federation maintains a growing archive of publications concerning local tax policies, government services, and public expenditures.