Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctorate of Public Policy and Management


Public Policy and Management

First Advisor

Dr. Josie LaPlante, Ph.D.


Scarborough, Maine, fiscal trends, Muskie School of Public Service


This study seeks to assess Scarborough’s fiscal and budgetary position within a comparative framework, in an effort to assist the town in identifying fiscal trends, opportunities and potential policy pitfalls. This scope and content of the analysis requires the author to make sense of a complex set of community fiscal indicators and budget data.



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