March 31, 2010, 11am PDT
In a Chicago Tribune op-ed, Alderman Joe Moore explains why he is letting residents decide how to spend his $1.3 ward budget, through the first Participatory Budgeting process in the US.
October 13, 2009, 8am PDT
Townships surrounding Philadelphia have managed to survive the recession until now, but city coffers are now going into the red and cities are being forced to take action.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 1, 2009, 2pm PDT
A new report from The National League of Cities shows that declining property and sales income is impacting city coffers, resulting in layoffs and cuts to construction projects.
August 29, 2009, 9am PDT
A new HVAC system for a building in Minnesota that was expected to meet high environmental standards was going to come in at almost three times its originally estimated costs. So city officials are delaying.
Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune
August 28, 2009, 10am PDT
As city budgets tighten, streetlights are getting the ax in an effort to save money.
June 29, 2009, 1pm PDT
Tight budgets are causing cities across the country to skip fireworks displays for their Fourth of July celebrations.