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dc.contributor Shafroth, Frank
dc.contributor Emmans, Sarah
dc.contributor Posner, Paul
dc.contributor Conlan, Tim
dc.contributor Armstron, Andrew Lawson, Michael 2016-05-06T18:20:24Z 2016-05-06T18:20:24Z 2013-09-30
dc.description.abstract 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 financing and operation of key functions and the equalizing impact of state aid. Local institutions also play a major role—in particular, the responsibility and authority granted to the Board of Estimate by the city charter. Lastly, the confluence of professionalism in budgeting and financial administration combined with a political culture where the advice and guidance of those professionals is heeded by elected officials contributes to Baltimore’s fiscal resiliency.
dc.description.sponsorship This project was made possible with the generous support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Center for State and Local Government Leadership, George Mason University
dc.subject Baltimore en_US
dc.subject Fiscal resiliency en_US
dc.subject Local institutions en_US
dc.subject Professionalism en_US
dc.title Baltimore Case Study
dc.type Technical Report

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