Pew Testifies on Bill to Track Fiscal Health of Nebraska’s Local Governments

Pew Testifies on Bill to Track Fiscal Health of Nebraska’s Local Governments
Pew Testifies on Bill to Track Fiscal Health of Nebraska’s Local Governments

This comment was updated Feb. 28, 2018, to clarify the scope of Pew’s testimony.

Matthew Cook, a senior associate with The Pew Charitable Trusts’ project on states’ fiscal health, testified Feb. 7 before the Nebraska Legislature’s Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee on the Fiscal Stress Management Act. The bill, L.B. 1111, would create a system to assess the fiscal condition of Nebraska’s local governments. Cook discussed Pew’s research on state strategies to track local governments’ finances and promising approaches to developing fiscal monitoring systems.