State and local governments are responsible for managing billions in taxpayer dollars each year, yet many do not adopt long-term, sustainable budgets. In some areas, this has led to structural deficits and fiscal crises. Policymakers are running out of money to pay for critical services that communities need today because they are paying off costs racked up decades ago. LJAF’s Sustainable Public Finance initiative works to promote fiscal sustainability and the effective oversight of public funds. We are funding efforts to help governments evaluate the impact of tax policies and design public pension systems that are affordable, sustainable, and secure.