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    The 1a: The Land Of Lincoln Is Penniless

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    The Land Of Lincoln Is Penniless: Is It A Warning Or An Outlier?

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    Illinois is facing billions in debt, and has gone nearly two years without passing a budget.

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    Connecticut NPR radio: Fiscal Health In Hartford

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    Fiscal Health In Hartford: The Costs And Benefits Of Declaring Bankruptcy


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    Hartford is inching closer and closer to insolvency — at a time when Connecticut is facing a fiscal crisis of its own.

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    Michigan NPR Radio: Why local governments and school districts are wrestling with unfunded pension liabilities

    What happens when a city can't keep its promises to retirees?


    Listen here: Stateside's conversation with Liz Farmer, finance writer for Governing Magazine.

    Duration 12:40

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    Kinder Institute: Houston's Pension Future

    Panelist on discussion in Houston about the city's proposed pension reform.

    Houston's Pension Future from Kinder Institute on Vimeo.



    Liz Profiled in State Tax Notes Magazine

    Covering the State Finance Beat
    by Billy Hamilton

    Billy Hamilton is the executive vice chancellor and CFO of the Texas A&M University System. In 2015 Hamilton led Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s Strike Force on the Health and Human Services Commission to complete a management analysis of the agency. Before that, Hamilton was the deputy comptroller for the Texas Office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts from 1990 until he retired in 2006. He is also a private consultant, advising on numerous state tax matters. In this edition of State Tax Merry-Go-Round, Hamilton interviews Governing magazine public finance reporter Liz Farmer to get her thoughts on state and local tax policymaking from her perspective on the periphery, as well as her insight on the big public finance issues elected officials across the country are facing.

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