Domestic Public Policy

State and Local Finance Initiative: Equipping Citizens and Their Leaders to Make Informed Choices About Their Fiscal Future

Grant Year: 2019

Kim Rueben will direct the research program of the State and Local Finance Initiative. The initiative will seek to improve the analytical capacity of state and local public officials to make informed choices on tax and spending priorities and optimize their tax systems to support economic growth and other policy goals. The initiative will provide regular analysis on a number of issues related to state and local public finance, including how recently enacted changes in federal tax policies will affect state and local governments and how changes in the economy as well as new laws and judicial rulings will affect state and local sales taxes. The project’s findings will appear in a series of reports and policy briefs as well as public events and dissemination activities directly targeting state and local officials.

Urban Institute Domestic Public Policy