About IIFS

The Institute for Illinois' Fiscal Sustainability at the Civic Federation (IIFS) is an initiative of the non-partisan Civic Federation. The Institute's mission is to improve the State's decision making process by providing timely fiscal policy analysis and recommendations to State officials, the media, and the public through education and digital outreach.

The IIFS provides non-partisan, objective, independent, in-depth, and continuing analysis of two crucial areas of State of Illinois spending with regard to finance and budget issues: 1) Medicaid and public employee and retiree healthcare and 2) capital spending and debt.

The Institute offers policymakers, the media, and the general public timely and comprehensive analysis of the state budget and other fiscal proposals. In keeping with our mission, the IIFS also produces educational primers about Illinois budget and finance basics as well as issue briefs on current events related to state finance and publishes them on our website free of charge.