Higher levels of government should provide adequate resources when mandating functions to lower levels of government.
Services should be implemented and operated by the level of government that can most appropriately and efficiently deliver them.
When economic conditions permit, states should accumulate budget reserves adequate to maintain services during recessions.
Deficit-reduction efforts should avoid cuts in programs that serve low- and moderate-income populations.
Passing responsibilities down to lower levels of government should be undertaken primarily to place services closer to the people being served and to maximize administrative
Public retirement systems should establish a maximum vesting period of five years for DB plans and one year for employers’ matching contr
States and localities should move toward full funding of their retirement systems.
Policymakers should adopt plans that enhance the mobility of older adults and people with disabilities.
Policymakers should require shared mobility service providers to provide local jurisdictions with consumer travel data while protecting user privacy.
Policymakers should use effective, evidence-based assessment models to identify at-risk drivers of all ages.