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Rethinking State and Federal Support for America’s Cities and Towns

  • 2360 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

Rethinking State and Federal Support for America’s Cities and Towns
Hosted by Congressman Dan Kildee
Thursday, November 15th | 3:30 p.m. ET
Rayburn House Office Building 2360

Dear Colleague:

Many American cities and towns struggle to fund basic services of government. They do not have the resources to pick up the trash, police local communities, or even respond to fires and emergencies. Despite a strong economy, many communities continue to struggle to meet their basic obligations, impacting the basic standard of living for millions of American families.

Why are so many American communities in this situation? And what can policy makers do to help?

There are a variety of complex factors, including a lack of credit availability and direct revenue sharing cuts, leading to delayed infrastructure investments, underfunded long-term liabilities and greater economic uncertainty.

Join Congressman Kildee and public finance experts from S&P Global to discuss new data and research on these questions and examine possible solutions.  

Panelists:

  • Gabe Petek, Managing Director, State Governments Sector

  • Jane Ridley, Senior Director, Local Governments Sector

  • Geoff Buswick, Managing Director, Local Governments Sector

RSVP: Alison Share, x5-3611, Alison.Share@mail.house.gov

About this initiative: Congressman Kildee’s “The Future of America’s Cities and Towns” initiative includes policy discussions in Washington, D.C. and around the country with local, state and federal elected officials, as well as public policy experts to focus on the unique challenges and opportunities facing many older, industrial communities. The initiative’s goal is aimed at changing the way Congress and policy makers think about and invest in America’s cities and towns.