The growing recognition of economic cycles and the need for state and local governments to prepare for downturns as well as plan for progress going forward require officials, citizens and investors to remain keenly focused on municipal finance. MuniNet Guide provides commentary on and analysis of the municipal bond markets and trends, public pensions, and the rarely used Chapter 9 Municipal Bankruptcy experience related to extreme cases of fiscal distress.
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Click one of the links below for more targeted commentary on a particular topic. MuniNet Guide provides timely commentary and analysis for people in the industry. However, many articles can be used by interested citizens to learn about the fiscal environment of their state and local government.
Municipal Finance: State General Funds
Merritt Research Services: Benchmark Central
Merritt Research Services provides benchmark median values for municipal credit analysis across 13 different sectors. Freely available and updated regularly.
National Assoc. of State Budget Officers (NASBO)
Professional membership organization for state budget and finance officers that advances state budget practices via research, policy analysis, and education.
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
Mission is to promote the professional management of governmental financial resources by advancing fiscal strategies, policies, and practices.
California Local Government Finance Almanac
Online resource of data, analyses, articles, and issue briefs on California municipal finance, revenues, spending, and governance topics.
Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, The
Mission to enhance the capacities of state governments and the federal system to deal effectively with the nation’s domestic challenges.