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Formed in 1987, the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute is a private, not-for-profit governmental research organization. The IFPI is the only independent source of continuing research into the effect of taxing policies and spending practices in Indiana.


The Latest IFPI Research & Analysis

DATA SPOTLIGHT: PERCENT of TOTAL K-12 COMPENSATION to TEACHERS

Analysis with Indiana Business Research Center 

August 20, 2019

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Press Release


INDIANA'S FY2019 REVIEW: SURGING REVENUE, SURPRISING SURPLUS

Commentary by IFPI President Chris Watts

July 24, 2019

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2019 GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 'PAYCHECK PRIORITIES'

Legislative update & commentary by IFPI President Chris Watts

April 26, 2019

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A FISCAL HISTORY OF INDIANA LOCAL GOVERNMENT

IFPI Report by Craig Johnson & Justin Ross

March 6, 2019

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STRATEGIC FORESIGHT REPORT: An examination of Indiana's Future Fiscal Landscape in 2027
IFPI Report By Sam Miller
Report released: Oct. 17, 2017
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INDIANA'S REVENUE FORECAST AND BUDGET COMPARISON
IFPI Brief by John Ketzenberger and John Stafford
Report released: April 13, 2017
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REVENUE FORECASTING: INDIANA'S METHOD AND THE RESULTS IT PRODUCES
IFPI Brief by Sarah LeeAnn Smith
Report released: April 6, 2017
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CONSIDERING SALES TAXATION OF SERVICES IN INDIANA
IFPI Report by Professor John Mikesell
Report released: March 29, 2017
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IFPI Session Report No. 4
A special report by John Stafford
Report released: March 27, 2017
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IFPI Session Report No. 3
A special report by John Stafford
Report released: Feb. 28, 2017
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IFPI Session Report No. 2
A special report by John Stafford
Report released: Feb. 20, 2017
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IFPI Session Report No. 1
A special report by John Stafford
Report released: Feb. 14, 2017
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INDIANA'S PUBLIC PENSIONS
An IFPI Report by Brad Gottschlich
Report released: Feb. 2, 2017
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FUNDING INDIANA'S ROADS FOR A STRONGER, SAFER TOMORROW
Informational briefing by IFPI President John Ketzenberger
Report released: December 19, 2016
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IFPI REVENUE FORECAST, DECEMBER 2016
Informational briefing by IFPI President John Ketzenberger
Report released: December 15, 2016
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INDIANA FISCAL YEAR 2016 FISCAL CLOSEOUT
An analysis of Indiana's budget performance by Brad Gottschlich
Report released: Aug. 2, 2016
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THE FISCAL HEALTH OF INDIANA'S LARGER MUNICIPALITIES: CITY REPORTS
An in-depth analysis of 18 Indiana municipalities prepared by John Stafford
Report released: March 8, 2016
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WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT INDIANA'S PROPERTY TAX CAPS?
A Report Prepared for the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute by Larry DeBoer
Report released December 8, 2015
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THE FISCAL HEALTH OF INDIANA'S LARGER MUNICIPALITIES
A Report Prepared for the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute by John Stafford
Report released December 8, 2015
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IFPI News & Commentary

INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: "Tough economic times mean tough fiscal choices ahead"

August 28, 2019

Perspective by IFPI President Chris Watts


INDIANAPOLIS IN DECLINE?

Commentary by IFPI's Chris Watts, Drew Klacik of the IU Public Policy Institute

August 16, 2019

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INDIANA'S FY2019 REVIEW: SURGING REVENUE, SURPRISING SURPLUS

Commentary by IFPI President Chris Watts

July 24, 2019

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INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: "Indiana finishes 2019 with historic surplus - human capital deficits?

July 24, 2019

Perspective by IFPI President Chris Watts


2019 GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 'PAYCHECK PRIORITIES'

Legislative update & commentary by IFPI President Chris Watts

April 26, 2019


Teacher pay dominated the 2019 legislature, but personal income growth for all Hoosiers looms as Indiana's defining fiscal challenge:

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IFPI issues Local Govt. Fiscal Analysis

(March 6, 2019 – INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) A report commissioned by the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute (IFPI) finds that Indiana’s counties, cities and towns are spending at 2002 levels (per capita, 2015 dollars), well below the average budgets of local governments across the nation.  State policies over the last forty years have reduced reliance on property taxes while introducing the uncertainty of tax caps and volatility of income tax revenues.


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