- How Obama’s budget proposal could affect the construction of parks and libraries
- Should cities rely on “rainy-day” funds to balance their books?
- Cities aren’t the only ones facing major pension costs
- A tale of two cities: How Jersey City is getting in its own way
- Another factor behind ballooning state pension bills
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Monthly Archives: October 2011
American cities aren’t the only ones facing major budget woes. Facing reduced government funding budget in the next few years, cities across England have also had to shave dollars off their books. But unlike most American cities I’ve seen, many … Continue reading
Have you ever stolen something? My guess is that the overwhelming majority of you reading this would answer with a fairly emphatic “no.” But let me rephrase the question. Have you ever taken something for your school or workplace for … Continue reading
From town hall to a café? That’s what could happen in one broke New Jersey borough, if a pair of local developers get their way. The Roselle, N.J. council voted 5 to 1 this week to consider selling the borough’s … Continue reading
Remember the days when you could drive through a yellow light without worrying about that dreaded photo flash? In most cities, those days are long gone as red light cameras have become increasingly popular and popped up in major intersections … Continue reading
Some of my former colleagues used to joke that I was interested in things that most people find terribly boring. And hey, if you find municipal budgets, pension rates and boring, then maybe they were right. But given the fact … Continue reading
Author Thomas Friedman has important things to say to 20-somethings about the future of the U.S. economy, but for a variety of reasons, we’re not really listening. At least that’s the argument that drove my friend and former colleague Max … Continue reading