Municipal Finance Journal

Volume 30, Number 3 (Fall
Fall 2009
Editor: W. Bartley Hildreth

Guest Editor’s Note
Zhirong Jerry Zhao


Longitudinal Effects of User Changes on the Expenditure Level of Charge-Financed Services:
The Georgia Case (1985-2007)
Changhoon Jung, Tae Ho Eom, Juchan Kim, and Rui Sun


The Increasing Use of Federal Earmarks to Fund Local Infrastructure
A Case Study of Illinois Muncipal Governments
Karen Kunz


Disclosure Quality of Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A):
Evidence from Large Florida Cities
Ha (David) Guo, Doug Fink, and Howard Frank


Portfolio Construction with Heuristic Methods:
Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process for Government Investment Portfolios
Aman Khan