Each year state and local governments spend $4 trillion dollars. Where does that money come from? Where does it go? Who manages it? And what do citizens and taxpayers have to show for it? In The Public Money Pod we explore the budgets, bonds, and bureaucrats at the heart of state and local public finance.
Liz Farmer is an award-winning fiscal policy expert and journalist, writing about the many ways state and local governments spend our taxpayer money. You can find her @LizFarmerTweets and “Long Story Short.” Note: Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of her employer.
Justin Marlowe is a Research Professor and Director of the Center for Municipal Finance at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.
The Public Money Pod is produced by Hannah Bernick.