- 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: November 2011
I love Las Vegas. The massive hotel pools. The glittering lights. The clink of slot machines. Hoards of people determined to gamble (and most likely lose) their hard-earned cash. Many people say that you either love it or hate it. … Continue reading
Some say the Congressional “Super Committee” was doomed from the start. The committee made up of six Republicans and six Democrats, made headlines last week when it failed to reach agreement on spending cuts– triggering $1.2 billion automatic budget cuts … Continue reading
Last week, I talked about the big bankruptcy mess surounding Jefferson County, Alabama, which this month filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in history. But to really put the size of this filing in context, a picture is worth a … Continue reading
New York residents got more bad budget news last week when state budget officials announced that lawmakers will need to fill a $350 million dollar budget gap this year. The bad budget news renewed debate over whether lawmakers should renew … Continue reading
From Europe to Washington D.C., one four little world seems to be on most politicians’ minds. Debt. Enter Jefferson County, Alabama, which facing a crippling $3 billion in debt, last week entered the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in U.S. history … Continue reading