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  • 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, 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, 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 ...
  • Emmans, Sarah (Center for State and Local Government Leadership, George Mason University, 2013-09-01)
    Facing decades of structural budget gaps and unsustainable legacy costs, the City of Pittsburgh entered two forms of state oversight in 2004. In the nearly ten years since, the city has turned structural deficits into ...
  • Emmans, Sarah (Center for State and Local Government Leadership, George Mason University, 2013-09-01)
    In March of 2011, just a few months after taking office, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras declared that the city was experiencing a “Category 5” fiscal hurricane. Less than a year later, he announced that the city was on ...
  • Lawson, Michael; Shafroth, Frank (Center for State and Local Government Leadership, George Mason University, 2013-09-01)
    By most accounts, four key factors have contributed to San Bernardino’s fiscal situation: the charter, political culture, state actions (or inactions) and economic shocks. The last two factors caused have caused many cities ...

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