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Eric Scorsone

Eric Scorsone
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Detroit bankruptcy, emergency manager law and local government finance

Extension specialist, State and Local Government Program


An expert in city and state government finance issues -- including those in the city of Detroit -- and the national credit crisis. Previously, Scorsone was economist for the Colorado governorís Office of State Planning and Budget and senior economist for the City of Aurora, Colorado. He can speak to local government public finance; intergovernmental cooperation and consolidation; local government fiscal health; and community economic development. ... Scorsone can also be reached through MSU communications representative Maria Montenegro at 518.229.4324,

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