• Developing an Early Warning System for Michigan's Schools

    Published on January 21, 2015

    • This paper examines district deficit and predictors of distress in the proposed early warning system, finding a weak correlation. It suggests alternative fiscal measurements with stronger correlation.

  • Parliamentary procedure resources

    Published on April 11, 2013

    The productivity of meetings can be improved when members have an understanding of parliamentary procedure.

  • Chapter 9 Bankruptcy: Simulation Exercise

    Published on January 30, 2013

    While not a cure for fiscal stress, Chapter 9 is a tool that a municipality may use to reset its financial course when all other methods fail. This paper identifies several lessons learned through a simulation exercise using live case data.

  • The Suspension of the Emergency Manager Law and its Implications

    Published on September 10, 2012

    This FAQ document will outline many of the questions, identify some sources of guidance during this period of confusion, and will serve as a platform for better understanding the challenges in addressing local government financial crises.