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  • Shafroth, Frank (Center for State and Local Government Leadership, George Mason University, 2012)
    In its recent report, the State Budget Crisis Task Force noted one theme arising out of the Great Recession: fiscal stress runs downhill. Local governments are confronting the greatest fiscal challenges in at least a ...
  • Shafroth, Frank (Center for State and Local Government Leadership, George Mason University, 2012-06-25)
    This toolkit is designed for any municipal jurisdiction. We recognize that many localities do not have the resources to prepare for financial crises, and the tendency is to avoid help until absolutely necessary (or forced). ...
  • Shafroth, Frank (Center for State and Local Government Leadership, George Mason University, 2013-09-01)
    Detroit filed for municipal bankruptcy protection on July 19, 2013. The city is in dire fiscal straits and now in a U.S, bankruptcy court for what the city’s emergency manager termed “the Olympics of restructuring.” The ...
  • Shafroth, Frank (Center for State and Local Government Leadership, George Mason University, 2013-09-01)
    Chicago, after a significant effort to remake itself into a global city today confronts unprecedented challenges. The city took a serious turn for the worse during the first decade of the new century. The gleaming towers, ...
  • Lawson, Michael (Center for State and Local Government Leadership, George Mason University, 2013-09-30)
    Evidence suggests that a number of factors have contributed to Baltimore’s fiscal resiliency. These include the primary role that counties play in the structure of local government in Maryland, the state assumption of the ...

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