Fiscal Health In Hartford: The Costs And Benefits Of Declaring Bankruptcy
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Hartford is inching closer and closer to insolvency — at a time when Connecticut is facing a fiscal crisis of its own.
Liz Farmer on Federal Grant Money for U.S. City Budgets Liz Farmer examined the federal grant money large urban areas receive to supplement their budgets in light of President-elect Donald Trump’s threat to pull funds from cities that refuse to deport undocumented immigrants.
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Covering the State Finance Beat
by Billy Hamilton
Billy Hamilton is the executive vice chancellor and CFO of the Texas A&M University System. In 2015 Hamilton led Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s Strike Force on the Health and Human Services Commission to complete a management analysis of the agency. Before that, Hamilton was the deputy comptroller for the Texas Office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts from 1990 until he retired in 2006. He is also a private consultant, advising on numerous state tax matters. In this edition of State Tax Merry-Go-Round, Hamilton interviews Governing magazine public finance reporter Liz Farmer to get her thoughts on state and local tax policymaking from her perspective on the periphery, as well as her insight on the big public finance issues elected officials across the country are facing.