Action Center on Race and the Economy


Municipal Finance and Public Budgets

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Photo Credit: Got Credit via Flickr


Reports by our partner organizations about municipal finance and public budgets:

  • A Guide to Evaluating Pay for Success Programs And Social Impact Bonds
    AFSCME, Center for Effective Government, In the Public Interest, Keystone Research Center, Minnesota Council of Non Profits, Oregon Center for Public Policy, and the ReFund America Project | December 2015

  • No Small Fees
    L.A. Spends More on Wall Street Than Our Streets

    Fix L.A. Coalition | Released March 2014, Updated July 2015

  • Protecting Washington’s Future
    Revenue solutions for fully funding education from birth to graduation

    Stand Up for Education | July 2014

  • One New York For All Of Us
    Leveraging New York’s Financial Power to Combat Inequality
    New Day New York Coalition | December 2013

  • The Detroit Bankruptcy
    Th causes of Detroit’s bankruptcy and what the city’s emergency manager can do to turn it around
    Wallace Turbeville | Demos | November 2013

  • The Looting of Oakland
    How Wall Street’s Predatory Practices Are Costing Oakland Communities Millions and What We Can Do About It

    ReFund and ReBuild Oakland Coalition | June 2013

  • Swapping Our Future
    How Students and Taxpayers Are Funding Risky UC Borrowing and Wall Street Profits
    Charlie Eaton, Jacob Habinek, Mukul Kumar, Tamera Lee Stover, and Alex Roehekasse| University of California | 2013

  • Interest Rate Swaps
    How Citibank and UBS Are Costing Palm Beach Schools Millions
    Florida Public Services Union | May 2012

  • I.O.U.
    How Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank Have Shortchanged Minnesota Schools
    Minnesotans for a Fair Economy | May 2012

  • Too Big To Trust
    Banks, Schools, and the Ongoing Problem of Interest Rate Swaps
    Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center | January 2012

  • Money For Nothing
    How interest rate swaps have become golden handcuffs for New Yorkers
    United New York, Center For Working Families, and Strong Economy For All Coalition | December 2011

  • Big Banks Squeeze Billions in Profits from Public Budgets
    Service Employees International Union | March 2010