Research Reports / Publications
Since 2003, the Division has been using the information OSC collects from local governments to produce research reports on major policy issues facing local governments and state policy-makers.
Growing Cracks in the Foundation: Local Governments Still Challenged to Keep Up with Vital Infrastructure Needs - Follow-Up Report [Released 09/10/14]
New York’s local governments report that they are falling behind in meeting their responsibilities to adequately maintain and improve these systems. [read complete Infrastructure Needs report - pdf]
OSC provides numerous publications for use by local government officials and others interested in government issues and finance.
Fiscal Stress Monitoring System Results for 2013 Calendar Year Entities [09/14]
Overall, 35 entities were classified as being in some level of stress, with 10 designated as being in significant fiscal stress, 8 in moderate fiscal stress and 17 susceptible to fiscal stress. [read complete Fiscal Stress Monitoring System Results Report - pdf]
Fiscal Stress Monitoring System [Updated 09/14]
OSC has developed a public fiscal stress monitoring system that will identify local governments and school districts that are in fiscal stress, as well as those showing susceptibility to fiscal stress. [read complete Fiscal Stress Monitoring System - pdf]