Fiscal Benchmarking for Indiana’s Local Governments

Source: Indiana University Public Policy Institute, 2014

From the press release:
An Indiana University fiscal benchmarking project will produce timely and accessible information about the fiscal health of local governments for state and local officials and Hoosier voters.

“Fiscal Benchmarking for Indiana’s Local Governments,” launched this month by the IU Public Policy Institute and the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, will draw on government data to produce indicators of fiscal health based on spending, revenue and debt.

With these indicators and benchmarks, state policymakers, local officials and interested citizens can measure the impact of state laws on local governments, compare the fiscal health of similar units, find best practices in fiscal operations and access an evidence-based tool for research and policy discussions….