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State, Local Government Revenues Rose Signaling Hope For Recovery

Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

Tax revenues of U.S. state and local governments rose in the third quarter, the U.S. Census said on Tuesday, marking the eighth straight quarter o...

Police Using Thousands More Civilians For Official Duties To Stretch Budgets

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Police agencies across the country are recruiting thousands of civilians for a growing number of duties previously performed by uniformed cops, in an ...

New Jersey City Preparing To Close ALL Its Libraries

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

CAMDEN, N.J. — The library board in Camden, one of the nation's poorest cities, is preparing to close all three of its libraries by the end of t...

New York Times Misses the Mark on Chinese Evictions

John Wagner Givens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Wagner Givens

Michael Wines and Jonathan Ansfield's article makes too much of a new draft law in China, suggesting that it will offer protection to Chinese whose homes are under threat of demolition.

States Passing Budget Cuts Onto Local Governments

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Confronted with severe revenue shortfalls, some states have found a convenient way of softening painful cutbacks and avoid...

Colorado Springs Gun Auction: Cash-Strapped City Selling Confiscated Guns Back To Citizens

The Colorado Springs Gazette | Lance Benzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gun displays are a fixture of police news conferences everywhere, allowing cops to pose for television cameras and tout weapons they've taken off the ...