October 18, 2017
Following Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s FY2018 budget address, Civic Federation President Laurence Msall spoke with a pool of reporters on the City of Chicago’s finances. He said the Mayor’s budget is a reasonable plan that can move the City forward but warned that Chicago still has long-term financial challenges that must be addressed.
Chicago Sun-Times: Emanuel unveils 2018 budget; Chicago ‘on firmer financial footing’
WTTW Chicago Tonight (Civic Federation interview starts at 2:49 mark): Fee Hikes, New Spending in 2018 City Budget
CBS 2 (Civic Federation interview in embedded video): Emanuel Budget Plan: 911 Tax Hike, Higher Uber Fees, Amusement Tax Redo
Coverage of the Civic Federation's full analysis on Chicago's FY2018 budget propsal:
Chicago Sun-Times: Emanuel’s 2018 budget surrounded by red flags