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The untold fiscal story of this year's convention cities


The party's over, but for both Cleveland and Philadelphia, site of the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee conventions respectively, the day-to-day struggle to maintain municipal fiscal health remains. An analysis of the Lincoln Institute’s Fiscally Standardized Cities database reveals that both cities are struggling with structural issues that in fiscal terms keep them on the brink. The database allows comparison of local government finances for 150 of the largest U.S. cities across more than 120 categories of revenues, expenditures, debts and assets. Full Story

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  • A New Generation of Leadership for Land Trusts
    Jean Hocker, president and CEO of the Land Trust Alliance from 1987 to 2002 and named in 2014 as the Kingsbury Browne Fellow at the Lincoln Institute, surveys two generations of land trust leaders: the generation which emerged during the early years of the Land Trust Alliance and helped establish la...

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