Spending

Want to know how your city's spending on schools, police, and public works compares to others? The Lincoln Institute has created a new interactive database that for the first time allows apples-to-apples comparisons of city finances.
Sep 17, 2013   At Lincoln House
With a $600 billion investment gap facing the tap, citizens, organizations, and elected officials call for a renewed commitment to protect access to safe drinking water on World Water Day at Los Angeles City Hall.
Apr 2, 2012   USC Annenberg Radio News
The 100 largest U.S. cities added 120 new parks last year, but overall spending remained largely flat. Approximately half the cities experienced cuts in their parks budgets, forcing departments to defer maintenance costs even as usership grows.
Dec 8, 2011   City Parks Blog
With huge financial problems facing government at all levels in the U.S., some worry that infrastructure will fall by the wayside as budgetary priorities are laid out.
Apr 21, 2010   Governing
This map from <em>Mint</em> looks at American cities that have spent the least so far in 2009, and those that are also cutting back budgets.
Sep 17, 2009   Mint