Teaching Public Finance with John Oliver

Compiling a list of Last Week Tonight clips applicable to a public finance course.

State Collection of Local Government Public Finance Data

Which states have a centralized database of local government finance data?

Maps in R using library(maps), Update!

How to make maps in R using the library(maps), updated!

Property Tax Reliance in U.S. County Areas

The property tax has a number of desirable properties. State and local governments have been using it in the U.S. forever, and it’s incredibly stable (up to a point, see 2008-2009).