State of the Counties 2020: Budgets, Ballots, and Public Health
As the US confronts the dual challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant economic crisis, counties will be called upon to manage a unique and complex range of services. Counties are responsible for providing safe voting options, and their role as health care providers may eventually include vaccine distribution. But their budgets are even more constrained than usual. How are counties across the country planning for and coping with one of the most challenging end-of-year seasons many have ever faced?
Please join the Urban Institute, in collaboration with the National Association of Counties, for this timely discussion with research experts and county leaders.
Kevin L. Boyce, Commissioner, Franklin County, Ohio
Barry Glassman, Executive, Harford County, Maryland
Kim S. Rueben, Director, State and Local Finance Initiative, Urban Institute; Sol Price Fellow, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Teryn Zmuda, Deputy Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Economist, National Association of Counties
Lionel Foster, Senior Communications Manager, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center (moderator)
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