States should simplify estate planning. This includes allowing the use of electronic wills or trusts to govern the distribution of property at death.
One indicator of sensible fiscal practices is maintaining balance between spending and revenues. Occasional deficits may be necessary.
Federal, state, and local policymakers should plan for and mitigate potential natural hazards.
Federal, state, and local governments should engage in post-disaster recovery efforts that reach all populations, including older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers.
Government budgets reflect the priorities of policymakers. They specify what programs and activities the government will support and how to raise the money needed to fund them.