Fiscal Stress after the Great Recession: A Study of Rural Counties in the U.S.
The whitepaper summarizes findings of a recently conducted national survey of state county associations. The two-part survey was designed to assist in understanding the level of fiscal stress in rural counties, the changing intergovernmental fiscal relations, and the use of innovative practices at the county level to deal with fiscal challenges.

Look back before going forward – Cityscape, September 2017
The article identifies and highlights the need for local governments to understand their fiscal trends and conditions as they get to work on budgets for the next fiscal year.