The Defunding Debate

"Defund the Police" means different things to different people. But what does the movement really mean for local government budgets?

October 2020

The reality is that many of the approaches sought by the defund the police movement are consistent with best practices in budgeting. Budget officials have the opportunity to define the call to defund the police in a way that leads to smarter, more efficient, more humane, and more effective policies.



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Not only have recent events highlighted the importance of local government, they have also reinforced the importance of a solid financial foundation

Publisher: Chris Morrill

Editor in Chief: Michael J. Mucha

Managing Editor: Marcy Boggs

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