Public Finance

Commentary: William Glasgall

Put today’s obligations off until tomorrow. Claim new revenue and savings that may or may not materialize. And say your budget is balanced, just like the law dictates in most cities and states. ...

Commentary: William Glasgall

It’s a good idea for states, counties and cities to forecast their revenue. It’s not such a good idea when governments make predictions that are chronically overoptimistic. That’s ...

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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