Local Government Fiscal Stress in New York State
Engaging students in exploring the realities local governments face
Passed in 2011, the Property Tax Cap limits the revenue-raising ability of most local governments in New York state. As a result, governments from Buffalo to Long Island have cut personnel and municipal budgets, and have deferred important capital expenditures in infrastructure. This project brings together researchers, civic leaders, local policymakers and students in a research collaboration to explore the multifaceted problems facing these governments. The student team is examining the sources of the problems and helping craft solutions, conducting research on causes and responses to fiscal stress and sharing this work in a series of workshops with local officials across the state.
Grant category: Other
- Mildred Warner, Department of City and Regional Planning
College of Architecture, Art and Planning
- Megan Connolly, High Roads Fellowship Program
School of Industrial and Labor Relations
- Community partner: Fiscal Policy Institute
- Community partner: Partnership for the Public Good
- Community partner: Association of Towns of the State of New York
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Supporting a wide range of community-engaged projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.