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The taxation of retirement income, an expansion of the sales tax base and an increase in the cost of health insurance benefits for state employees loom over the Illinois budgetary horizon as potential quick fixes for the revenue-strapped state, says Richard L. Kaplan, the Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law at Illinois.

Tax changes loom for state ahead of budget address, expert says

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:February 17, 2015

As Gov. Bruce Rauner readies his first budget address, expect him to propose changes that could have major consequences for certain demographics, a University of Illinois expert on taxation issues says. According to law professor Richard L. Kaplan, three issues – the taxation of retirement income, an expansion of the sales tax base and an increase in the cost of health insurance benefits for state employees – loom over the Illinois budgetary horizon as potential quick fixes for the revenue-strapped state.

Published Date: February 17, 2015


Medical malpractice reform has had relatively little impact on the U.S. health care system, says David Hyman, the H. Ross and Helen Workman Chair in Law and professor of medicine at Illinois.

Research: Medical malpractice reform does little to contain health care costs

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:January 27, 2015

Two papers co-authored by a University of Illinois expert in the regulation and financing of health care conclude that tort reform has had relatively little impact on the U.S. health care system.

Published Date: January 27, 2015


Consumers bear the cost of credential creep, says David Hyman, the H. Ross and Helen Workman Chair in Law at Illinois.

Expert: Pervasive 'credential creep' bad for health care practitioners, consumers

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:January 27, 2015

The outcome of a case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court last fall could potentially slow the trend of the ever-increasing number of occupations subject to state licensing, says a University of Illinois expert in the regulation and financing of health care.

Published Date: January 27, 2015


The best way to combat cyberattacks may be a joint public-private partnership between government and business, says a new paper from Jay Kesan, the H. Ross and Helen Workman Research Scholar at the University of Illinois College of Law.

Paper: To deter cyberattacks, build a public-private partnership

Author: Phil Ciciora, Business & Law Editor

Published Date:August 25, 2014

Cyberattacks loom as an increasingly dire threat to privacy, national security and the global economy, and the best way to blunt their impact may be a public-private partnership between government and business, researchers say. But the time to act is now, rather than in the wake of a crisis, says a University of Illinois expert in law and technology.

Published Date: August 25, 2014


It's not concerns about the cost that keep many people from getting help with civil justice problems, says Rebecca Sandefur, a professor of sociology and of law at Illinois, in a new report.

Many solve civil justice problems on their own, rarely involving attorneys, says study

Author: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor

Published Date:August 19, 2014

Many of life’s problems are also civil legal problems, but people don’t see them that way. As a result, they often deal with them on their own, and rarely involve lawyers or courts, or even other third parties, according to a recent study.

Published Date: August 19, 2014