Conserving State Trust Lands

Conserving State Trust Lands

New report shows how conservation mechanisms can generate revenue, fulfilling mandate to fund schoolsMore >>

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Lessons from Sandy

Lessons from Sandy

As impacts of climate change intensify, coastal regions would benefit from federal policies that build resilience, says Policy Focus ReportMore >>

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Conservation Catalysts

Conservation Catalysts

Academic institutions have become a driving force in land conservation initiatives worldwide, say the authors of this new bookMore >>

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is the leading resource for key issues concerning the use, regulation, and taxation of land. Providing high quality education and research, the Lincoln Institute strives to improve public dialogue and decisions about land policy.About >>

Fiscally Standardized Cities

Fiscally Standardized Cities

At a time of crisis in municipal finance, this custom database allows meaningful comparisons of outlays and revenues across 112 major citiesMore >>

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For cities, the doctor is in: a focus on municipal fiscal health

03.21.2015

The future prospects for cities worldwide has a foundation in something that doesn't always get much talked about: municipal fiscal health. That was the message delivered by Lincoln Institute President George W. McCarthy in an appearance at the USC Price School of Public Policy earlier this month. The basic covenant of funding local government for services and infrastructure has gone awry, he said, saddling cities with debt and plummeting some, most famously Detroit, into bankruptcy. “We have to ... rebuild the understanding in the general population of the role of local government and why it is necessary and good to pay taxes, or otherwise the provision of public goods would not happen,” McCarthy said. Full Story

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