Fiscally Standardized Cities

Fiscally Standardized Cities

Our custom database monitors municipal fiscal health and allows apples-to-apples budget comparisons - now updated to 150 citiesMore >>

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Dealing with Disaster

Dealing with Disaster

Report shows how metropolitan regions can rebuild for resilience after earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, or terrorists attacksMore >>

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A Good Tax

A Good Tax

Often under fire, the property tax is a fair and efficient way to fund services and schools, writes senior fellow Joan YoungmanMore >>

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Making Land Legible

Making Land Legible

The multipurpose cadastre is emerging as a powerful tool a to promote fiscal stability and guide urban planning initiativesMore >>

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The untold fiscal story of this year's convention cities

07.29.2016

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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