State and Local Policy

Summary

State and local governments face budget challenges as they grapple with the effects of decades of poor budget decisions and regulatory accumulation. 

Mercatus research on state and local policy delves into the institutional drivers of state and local fiscal challenges. Focusing on interest group dynamics, the relationship between states and the federal government, and the incentives facing public and private actors, this research offers actionable ideas for sustainable state and local budget and regulatory reform.