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Smarter Spending Through Participatory Budgeting

Sam Liccardo | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Sam Liccardo

Who knows what your neighborhood needs better -- you or City Hall? Participatory Budgeting, a powerful new tool employed by innovative cities around the world is answering that question for millions of urban residents.

'Mind-Boggling'

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2013 | Business

* Military and impoverished vulnerable to spending cuts * City fears impact of Washington's intransigence ...

The Worst May Be Over For Struggling Cities

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business

Sept 13 (Reuters) - U.S. cities face falling revenues for a sixth-straight year but their finances have passed the worst point in the wake of the re...

Mayor Fights Tiny Raise For Firefighters

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.01.2012 | Business

You'd think that firefighters, of all people, would be able to get a pay raise if they wanted one. But Michael Nutter doesn't seem to agree. Nutter...

The Sewer Bill From Hell

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.25.2012 | Business

Better triple-check your books, an unpaid bill as low as a few hundred bucks can result in foreclosure, or worse. New Jersey plumber Dominick Vulp...

City Workers Battle Mayor Over Minimum Wage Pay Cuts

AP/HuffPost | Posted 09.09.2012 | Business

SCRANTON, Pa. -- Unions representing workers in the northeastern Pennsylvania city of Scranton expect to file a federal lawsuit against the city after...

How You Could Live In A Historic Landmark Rent-Free

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business

Now you can live in an historic building rent-free for decades. The catch? You'll need to use a whole lot of elbow grease. The states of Massachus...

Janell Ross

Federal Budget Cuts Imperil Social Services In Florida City

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 02.02.2012 | Business

In the three decades that Fred Marinelli has spent leafing though grant applications from nonprofit groups in Hialeah, Fla., assessing their performan...

Not Just Layoffs: Eight Ways Cities Reduce Employee Costs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

When city officials need to trim personnel costs, firing people isn't the first thing they look to do: it's the third. City budgets are stretched ...

Public Pools Closing Across Country As Budget Crises Loom

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 07.30.2011 | Business

ANDERSON, S.C. — On those summer days when the temperature soars into the 90s and the haze blurs the horizon, city pools across the U.S. have be...

States Begin To Cut Aid For Cities As Budget Woes Mount

nytimes.com | MICHAEL COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The cuts are widespread. Ohio plans to slash aid to Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and other cities and local governments by more than a half-billion...

WATCH: 60 Minutes On The 'Downward Spiral' Of State Budget Crises

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The future looks bleak for state and local government budgets. Even as states struggle to cut services, many could soon be in the position of New J...

Fate Of 'Build America Bonds' In Doubt

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO: - A dispute between Democrats and Republicans over the continuation of the Build America Bond program and a sharp drop in Treasury prices sla...

The Cost of Cuts

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Mayor Bloomberg insists that raising taxes on the city's wealthiest citizens will induce them to leave the city altogether, leaving the city even worse off. This flies in the face of the evidence.