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We drive research on effective government, empowering active public servants with cutting-edge, data-driven tools. 

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Truth and Integrity in Government Finance

The Truth and Integrity in Government Finance initiative is a multiyear study of state and local budgeting, financial reporting, and fiscal practices across the United States. 

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Special Briefing

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Fiscal Outlook of State and Local Governments.

A series of sixty-minute online conversations featuring experts from the Volcker Alliance’s national research network and Penn IUR, along with other leading academics, economists, and federal, state, and local leaders

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State Budgeting Grades and Reference Guide

Fifty State Budget Report Cards plus an annotated reference guide to state budgets, financial reports, and fiscal analyses.

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State Budgeting Data Lab

Slice and dice the data to dive deep into the Truth and Integrity in State Budgeting project's research results.