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John Filan was interviewed by the Financial Times’ Debtwire regarding the financial stress in local governments in Pennsylvania

John Filan, Vice President of DSI Civic, was interviewed by the Financial Times Debtwire publication regarding the financial stress that local governments in Pennsylvania are struggling with due to both the recession’s effect on revenues and constraints in state law. This article is a follow-up to DSI Civic’s conference on Financial Stress in Local Governments … Read more...


Steve Victor is pictured in the Washington Business Journal leading a panel at DSI Civic’s “Financial Stress in Governments” conference hosted by the University of Pennsylvania


“Fels Institute of Government and the Penn Institute for Urban Research hosted a conference Jan. 27 at the Wharton, which focused on financial stresses in government. From left, moderator Steve Victor, vice president of DSI Civic, and panelists Bob Lapowsky of Stevens & Lee Griffin and David Skeel of the University of Pennsylvania Law School” … Read more...


Bill Brandt was interviewed by Turnarounds and Wortkouts regarding municipal restructuring in their “Year in Review”

Many professionals with experience with municipalities urged caution, however. Foremost among them was Bill Brandt, who serves as President and CEO of Development Specialists, Inc. and also heads the Illinois Finance Authority, which oversees billions of dollars in loans and investments for businesses, local governments, and nonprofit organizations. “I know it is not going to … Read more...