Center for Municipal Finance

Center For Municipal Finance

Improving the quality of life in our communities through better-informed decisions about public money.
Data DashboardRelated Research

The mission of the Center for Municipal Finance (CMF) is to improve the quality of life in our communities through better decisions about public money. 

To that end, we strive to be the leading source for the best research, training and outreach on states’ and localities’ taxing, spending, borrowing and investing decisions. 

Some of the topical and enduring issues of municipal finance include financing infrastructure, the use of municipal bonds, privatization, pension liabilities and the efficacy of reform, tax base adequacy, among many others.

ABC News cite Berry’s 2021 property tax report

Legal services nonprofits aid those struggling to keep homes

CMF’s Berry in NewsNation on lockdown effectiveness

Study weighs lockdown effectiveness amid new variant

Marlowe comments on Chicago Public Health’s financial future in Crain’s

As pandemic funding fades, Chicago’s health department faces a financial reckoning

Center for Municipal Finance Data Dashboard

The Center’s Data Dashboard is a reliable source of timely, issuer-specific information for journalists, researchers, issuers, and investors.

To see the full suite of market indices, visit the Data Dashboard tab or click here.

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