La Follette Seminar Series: Who's Driving the Austerity Machine? Money, Power, and the Role of State Policies
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
La Follette House Conference Room, 1225 Observatory Dr.
Local governments are facing fiscal challenges since the Great Recession, and some argue they are behaving like austerity machines that cut and privatize services. But who is driving these austerity measures? Yunji Kim, assistant professor of urban and regional planning, will explore three areas in which state policies affect local government: expenditure responsibilities, revenue tools, and policy authority.