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State and Local Government Finance

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A review of recent fiscal history can help to understand the mechanisms by which subnational governments adapt their tax, expenditure, and debt policies to an ever-changing economic environment, and on the role of fiscal assistance from higher-level governments in this process. In principle, proposed Federal assistance to states and localities may provide useful macroeconomic stimulus and financial support, but past experience, in the US and elsewhere, highlights the pitfalls in achieving rapid delivery of substantial assistance while simultaneously targeting scarce fiscal resources to the most urgent needs and preserving ...
Constitutionally limiting, parts 1 and 2
The first is a proposal backed by the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association to prevent raids on the state transportation fund , which has been raided by $1.3 billion over the past seven years to fund other parts of the state budget. The second, authored by Rep. Mark Gottlieb (R–Port Washington), would require the creation of a rainy-day fund of up to 10 percent of annual state tax collections. First things first. Raids on dedicated funds — funds for specific purposes funded by specifically generated revenues, such as fuel taxes — are part and ... market research, surveys and trends
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Washington University to ...
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Washington University’s Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy will host the “State and Local Government Finance amid Economic Turbulence” conference on April 9 at the university’s Olin School of Business Simon Hall.   The conference is free and open to the public. This timely, non-technical forum features recognized scholars from across the country, including a keynote address from Ronald Fisher of Michigan State University.  Fisher, who once served as the deputy treasurer for the state of Michigan, specializes in the study of government finance and taxation, ... market research, surveys and trends


Government Finance Review Trade Publications Directory ...
An article published in the December 2008 issue of Government Finance Review, "City Fiscal Conditions; by Chris Hoene and Michael A. Pagano, said the City of Fresno "could not obtain funding for a $ . . . Public-sector accounting.(Perspectives) Accounting, auditing, and financial reporting provide the informational infrastructure for state and local government finance. Like its physical counterpart, this informational infrastructure is eas . . . The economic stimulus bill: accessing the resources.(News & Numbers) The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provides funding to both state and local governments ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
California Local Government Finance Almanac
A presentation from the California taxpayers' perspective showing common taxes, emphasizing how much cities receive. May'06 (PDF 336k)   PowerPoint version (420k) Understanding the Basics of County and City Revenues . Institute for Local Government. 2008 A Voyage Into the Strange World of California City Finance .  An overview of the structure and problems of City budgets in California. April'06 (PDF 450k) Fiscal Issues for City and County Planning Commissioners .   Chapter 10 of the ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Few tenants moving into Philadelphia's Center City offices
Dow Chemical has vacated parts of the former Rohm & Haas building on Independence Mall since it bought the company last year. Posted on Thu, Aug. 19, 2010 By Joseph N. DiStefano Philadelphia's Center City office vacancy rate has topped 15 percent, the worst since 2004, according to data collected by Studley Inc. , the national tenant-rep firm. That's up from less than 10 percent just two years ago. "There's been a period of stagnation," with few tenants moving in as the economy slows, Greg Soffian , the Studley agency's Philadelphia branch manager, told me. Philadelphia's chemical industry has been ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Ross May Find Profit Elusive in Muni Insurance Buffett Shunned
Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Peter Cook reports on major newsmakers in today's Movers & Shakers. (Source: Bloomberg) Wilbur Ross ’s monopoly in municipal- bond insurance won’t guarantee higher profits. The 72-year-old billionaire’s Assured Guaranty Ltd. is alone in the $2.8 trillion debt market after Warren Buffett , 80, stopped his Berkshire Hathaway Assurance Co. from backing new issues. After entering the industry in December 2007 with fresh capital as leaders Ambac Financial Group Inc. and MBIA Inc. faltered, Buffett said last year that deteriorating state and local finances had made the business “dangerous.” market trends, news research and surveys resources


State and Local Government Finance
Donald Boyd, “Impact of Proposed 2007 Federal Budget Actions on States,” Rockefeller. Institute Reports on State and Local Government Finance, May 2006. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
State and Local Government Finance Data
The United States Bureau of the Census conducts an Annual Survey of Government Finances, as authorized by law under Title 13, United States code, Section 182. This recurrent survey work deals primarily with the finances of state and local governments. The annual sample survey data, collected in non-Census years, has coverage that parallels that of the Census of Governments, i.e., revenue by source, expenditure in considerable functional detail, indebtedness and debt transactions, and financial assets by type. The Annual Government Finance series consists of several component surveys, some of which are ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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If possible I would like to receive only government grants -- I don't want any loans. I know government grants are out there, but I need to find legitimate ones, not these schemes. Where should I start? Asked by sweetcakes Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2009  |  Found in Finance & Accounting More answers by Tim Berry 1. Recognize that what grants are there are tied to some public good or non-profit goal. Classic examples are developing an underdeveloped area, neighborhood or region; developing some technology believed to offer public good; or addressing some public objective like diversification (hence some ...