Assessing how state and local governments raise revenue and deliver and finance public services

The State and Local Finance Initiative (SLFI) is an Urban Institute project in the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. The initiative equips policymakers, citizens, and the media with tools to understand and address the fiscal challenges and opportunities facing state and local governments. SLFI provides current, reliable, and unbiased research, data, and analysis. The initiative integrates knowledge across policy domains and government levels to give decision makers the best possible information to navigate among competing options and understand tradeoffs.

The Initiative gratefully acknowledges support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and two anonymous funders.

Advisory Board

Jeffrey R. Brown

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

David Brunori

George Washington University

William Fox

University of Tennessee

Robert Inman

University of Pennsylvania

Nicholas Johnson

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Therese McGuire

Northwestern University