June 2017

Research team releases first systemic review of state and local monetary sanctions laws

In 2016, University of Washington sociology professor Alexes Harris’ book, “A Pound of Flesh: Monetary Sanctions as Punishment for the Poor“ (New York: Russell Sage), gained national attention for its examination of the use of monetary sanctions in five counties in Washington state. Monetary sanctions—a term, along with “legal financial obligations,” that refers to the … Read More

McGee: Pension plan fix is a sign of progress

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In Texas, Some Rare Good News About Cities With Pension Woes

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