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How Eliminating the State and Local Tax Deduction Will Force Taxpayers to Take Out Billions in Debt to Pay for Tax Cuts for the Wealthy
November 2017 | Report by Saqib Bhatti and Carrie Sloan
PROMESA Is a Model for Undermining Democracy and Pushing Austerity Elsewhere in the U.S.
How Ratings Agencies Punish Local Governments, Create Huge Profits for Wall Street, and Leave Public Employees and People of Color Holding the Bag
Casting A Wider Net
Increasing opportunities for minority and women owned asset managers in institutional investments | Report by Talia Schank
Time to Pay the Piper
How a Hometown Investment Bank Is Draining Millions from Minnesota Cities, Hospitals, State Agencies, and Non-Profit Organizations
The Financialization of Higher Education
What Swaps Cost Our Schools and Students | Report by Dominic Russel, Carrie Sloan and Alan Smith
Municipal Banking: An Overview
Financing Socially Just and Sustainable Forms of Urban Development | Report by Karl Beitel
How the Swaps that Were Supposed to Save Illinois Millions Became Toxic | Report by Saqib Bhatti and Carrie Sloan
All That Glitters Is Not Gold
An Analysis of US Public Pension Investments in Hedge Funds
Our Kind of Town
A Financial Plan that Puts Chicago's Communities First | Report by Saqib Bhatti and Carrie Sloan
Wisconsin's Dirty Deals
How Wall Street Drains Taxpayer Money Our of Public Budgets and What We Can Do About It | Report by Saqib Bhatti and Carrie Sloan
How Wall Street's Predatory Deals Hurt Taxpayers and What We Can Do About It
Riding the Gravy Train
How Wall Street Is Bankrupting Our Public Transit Agencies by Profiteering off of Toxic Swap Deals