Budget Deficits

The debate about ending the gas tax to fund transit capital projects has arrived in New York City, where the MTA is beset by a $12 billion shortfall. Although an increase in sales tax has its supporters, Stephen Miller and Move NY support tolling.
Aug 3, 2014   Streetsblog New York City
“Vote no on Proposition 1, and send King County government a message that Metro has more work to do on righting its cost structure before asking voters for more revenue,” says an editorial from the Seattle Times.
Apr 9, 2014   Seattle Times
Facing crippling deficits that have threatened California's vaunted quality of life, the discovery of more than $286 million in state accounts will come as a welcome relief. A sweeping state audit, however, raises more questions than it answers.
Aug 6, 2012   Los Angeles Times
This op-ed writer does not look kindly at the 7-year legacy of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. As Gov. Jerry Brown addresses the $28 billion budget deficit left by his predecessor, Joe Mathews considers Schwarzenegger's legacy.
Jan 5, 2011   Los Angeles Times - Opinion
Leaders in Seattle are considering a plan to offer naming rights to various parks and civic amenities.
Nov 2, 2010   The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Cities across the country are being forced to outsource or privatize many of their basic civic services like janitors, police and trash collectors due to huge budget deficits. The moves are saving millions.
Jul 21, 2010   The Wall Street Journal