Systems Framework for Meeting Local Government Service Solvency Standards: Case Study of the City of Flint, Michigan
Published on April 17, 2020
This white paper is a review of the financial and service challenges, issues and conditions facing the city government of Flint, Michigan as of 2019.
Assessing Existing Local Government Fiscal Early Warning System through Four State Case Studies: Colorado, Louisiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania
Published on December 20, 2020
This report presents detailed explanations, tradeoffs and outcomes of four existing ratio indicator systems. We assert that there is no one optimal system, only the right system based on the perceived needs of policymakers in that particular location.
Flint Community Schools: Fiscal and Service Solvency: MSU Extension Center for Local Government Finance and Policy White Paper
Published on February 3, 2020
This white paper proposes that the ability of Flint Public Schools to meet adequacy standards is severely constrained and it seems unlikely this will change under the current policy structure.