Holding partisan mayoral elections ensures low voter turnout and disenfranchises vast numbers of voters. So does voting in odd-numbered years. We need to re-think how we approach these important elections.
Today more than ever, it is critical for state and local governments to practice sound fiscal management and financial planning. Failure to understand financial outcomes undermines a jurisdiction’s economic and political viability. Yet there’s a big gap between what public leaders know about finance and what they need to know.