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Service Cuts

Banks Finding Opportunity In Postal Service Woes

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | Business

* Banks see an opening in calls to end Saturday deliveries * Chance of slower mail argues for electronic payments * Bank...

Bloomberg and Cuomo: Two of a Kind?

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Bloomberg and Cuomo are feeding into a narrative that government spending caused our current budget problems, never mind the Wall Street-fueled recession and long-term unemployment.

Bloomberg's Federal/State Priorities Don't Include Preventing Devastating City Cuts?

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

Apparently helping New York retain its most critical public services is not among the "easy-to-reference issues" political donors should consider "when political candidates are calling for contributions."

The Bomb in Obama's Budget

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

Obama has stated that job creation and economic recovery are his administration's short-term priorities. His 2011 budget, however, fails to offset lost growth potential, higher unemployment, and service cuts at the local level.

The United States of Transit Cutbacks

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

One of the sad ironies of our time is that, as demand for public transportation is soaring to levels not seen in 50 years, the recession has dampened government support for transit.