New COVID Fiscal Research Guide Available

The COVID-19 crisis is having a dramatic impact on local governments, and the fiscal implications—including emergency spending, revenue losses, and budget cuts—are already being felt.  The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan have published a new online resource, not only providing up-to-date information, but also ideas and tools that will help you strategically navigate the new fiscal landscape.

This crisis, combined with the ongoing municipal funding challenges, will require an even greater effort on behalf of local officials and administrators to quickly assess resources, respond to changing policies and legislation, and develop the tools and insights to maintain sustainable operations and budgets. To help local governments think through these emerging fiscal issues, CLOSUP has partnered with public finance experts from universities, consulting firms, and research institutions from around the state to produce the following strategy guides and memos.

Collaborators include ABFM members Stephanie Leiser (University of Michigan), Shu Wang (Michigan State), Tucker Staley (Eastern Michigan), and Doug Carr (Oakland University).