Why is it important to pay state and local government debt? by James Spiotto […]
MuniNet Guide provides insights and commentaries on fiscal stress and municipal bankruptcies, including how to identify and prepare for it.
Trends and Insights Into Government Debt and Expenditures
By James Spiotto Myth: States need the ability to go bankrupt and have no standing debt resolution mechanisms. […]
By James Spiotto Myth: State and local governments only recourse to financial distress is to file bankruptcy or […]
How Can We Help Local Governments in Fiscal Distress? (Ohio Auditor of State, 2013)
Press Release on budgetary legislation for catching fiscal problems early, and providing greater assistance to local governments from falling into fiscal distress.
The State Role in Local Government Financial Distress (The Pew Chartable Trusts, 2013)
Study examines the role and extent, if any, of state involvement in helping local governments recover from financial distress.
Role of the State in Supervising and Assisting Municipalities in Financial Distress (2013)
Paper describes various protections and methods that have been adopted by states to provide financial assistance, new mechanisms, and oversight.
Defeating Fiscal Distress: A State Responsibility (The Manhattan Institute, 2013)
Report on new oversight, intervention, and takeover policy solutions at the state level, so as to anticipate, prevent, and manage municipal fiscal distress.
Fiscal Stress Faced by Local Governments (Congressional Budget Office, 2010)
Economic and Budget Brief describes the economic conditions and budgeting practices that can lead to significant fiscal stress at the local level.
Municipal Fiscal Emergency Laws: State-Based Approaches (George Mason University, 2014)
This working paper is a survey of 19 state laws concerning direct and indirect involvement in local fiscal and governing affairs.
Pennsylvania Local Government Commission – What is the Local Government Commission?
A bicameral, bipartisan legislative service agency, providing the Pennsylvania General Assembly with research and analysis concerning local government.