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Municipal Budgets

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...

States' 'Slow And Uneven' Recovery

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2012 | Business

Aug 7 (Reuters) - Their revenues are improving and their budget shortfalls are disappearing, but U.S. states face both domestic and international ec...

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...

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...

City To Sell Ads On Fire Trucks

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2012 | Business

By Alice Popovici BALTIMORE, June 4 (Reuters) - Baltimore will allow the sale of ad space on fire trucks under a plan approved on Mond...

Janell Ross

U.S. Cities Criminalize Homelessness, Violate Human Rights Agreements

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 10.26.2011 | Business

The challenges poor and homeless Americans often face accessing clean drinking water and restroom facilities violate international human rights standa...

American Towns Fight To Fund Cancelled Fireworks Shows

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.02.2011 | Business

Fourth of July has come to be best represented by the fireworks that light up the skies of American cities. But this year, many celebrations across th...