- 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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Category Archives: city government
New York City social service advocates last fall decried roughly $1 billion in spending cuts that would shut down fire stations, nix city-sponsored child care for low income families and slash library spending. And with yet another multi-billion budget deficit … 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
Colorado voters made one message clear this week — “Read our lips. No new taxes.” In Tuesday’s election, voters across the state voted 2 to 1 against Proposition 109, a ballot measure that would have used higher tax rates to … Continue reading
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
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
In one Pennsylvania city, plans to replace an aging trash incinerator left them flat broke. On Tuesday, the Harrisburg City Council voted to 4-3 to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy — a last ditch effort to write down nearly $300 … Continue reading