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Finance-Related Legislation Passed During The 2019 Session

Finance-Related Legislation Passed During The 2019 Session

May 21, 2019 by Toni Nelson
Category: Finance , New Legislation and Regulations

Interested in learning more about recently passed bills that offer increased use of taxes or authority to increase certain taxes? This blog post covers the basics. 

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of the Next Economic Downturn

Avoiding the Pitfalls of the Next Economic Downturn

December 16, 2016 by Stan Finkelstein
Category: Finance , Council-Commission Advisor

Are local governments destined to experience the problems they encountered between 2009 and 2012? How can elected officials respond in a fiscally prudent manner to an uncertain future? Advisor Stan Finkelstein suggests guidelines for local governments in order to avoid “falling over the cliff” during a rough economic cycle.

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A Few Simple Tips for Presenting Financial Information to Non-Financial Audiences

A Few Simple Tips for Presenting Financial Information to Non-Financial Audiences

August 27, 2015 by Tracey Dunlap
Category: Finance , Finance Advisor

Presentations of financial information are a routine part of municipal operations; however, they are not always the most widely anticipated. Tracey Dunlap provides some good tips for making your data more understandable.

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When Do You Need to Contract With a Registered Municipal Advisor?

January 6, 2015 by FCS GROUP
Category: Finance , Finance Advisor

Even as the economy improves and growth within our communities has sponsored the ability to spend again, echoes of the past recession linger with several Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act initiated changes taking effect. This time it is about a recently created government-contractor role termed, “Municipal Advisor” and applies to various financial consultants who previously have provided services to the public sector in an unregulated environment.

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New Finance Consultant at MRSC

New Finance Consultant at MRSC

May 30, 2014 by Toni Nelson
Category: Finance

The timing of my arrival at MRSC as the new Finance Consultant is bittersweet. Judy Cox was the face of Public Finance at MRSC for 22 years, and her expertise and knowledge cannot be replaced. I would like to extend my heartfelt...

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June Department of Revenue Partnership Meetings Offer Opportunity for State/Local Collaboration

June Department of Revenue Partnership Meetings Offer Opportunity for State/Local Collaboration

April 8, 2014 by Lynn Nordby
Category: Finance

The Washington State Department of Revenue (DOR)  has scheduled its annual Local Government Partnership meetings, one in Western Washington at Tumwater on June 4th, and another in Eastern Washington at Pasco on June 11th. This is a great opportunity...

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