Does local government autonomy promote fiscal sustainability?
What are the consequences of home rule authority on fiscal sustainability? What lessons does this hold for Canadian municipalities? On May 3, 2018, IMFG Blanche and Sandy Van Ginkel Graduate Fellow in Municipal Finance and Governance Matthew Walshe addressed these questions by analyzing the experience of over 50 cities and villages in Illinois that adopted home rule within the past two decades in his research seminar, "Does local government autonomy promote fiscal sustainability? Lessons from Illinois’ home rule municipalities."