Domestic Public Policy

State and Local Finance Initiative: State and Local Tax Policy in a Post-Pandemic World

Grant Year: 2021

Kim Rueben will direct the State and Local Finance Initiative, a policy lab focused on providing continual analysis on critical issues related to state and local public finance. The lab will explore how changes in economic activity spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic will affect state and local government finances, how policymakers can make use of federal funds to provide relief for funding shortfalls, and how states without shortfalls can use those funds without creating obligations that will persist after the funding expires. The lab’s findings will appear in a series of reports and policy briefs, as well as public events and dissemination activities delivered directly to state and local officials.

Urban Institute Domestic Public Policy