May 26, 2015, 12pm PDT
The improving economy will allow planners and city officials to expand work on the Atlanta BeltLine.
May 24, 2014, 11am PDT
What happens to law-enforcement budget (and, for that matter, municipal budgets) in a future of law-abiding driverless cars?
September 15, 2011, 6am PDT
In four New York City Council districts, residents will soon be able to propose and vote on capital projects to be funded by councilmember's budgets.
May 26, 2011, 11am PDT
A new budget proposal in North Carolina could pull all funding for a long-planned extension of Charlotte's light rail system.
April 19, 2011, 5am PDT
Congressional budget cuts spare some favorite programs of transportation reformers and smart growth advocates.
March 25, 2011, 9am PDT
State budget problems are trickling down to cities, which are being cut off from funding by their governors.
January 18, 2011, 11am PST
The city of Detroit is considering a plan to close nearly half of its public schools and greatly increase its class sizes.
December 6, 2010, 5am PST
Budget-constrained cities are increasingly looking at PILOTs -- payments in lieu of taxes that some tax-exempt nonprofit organizations contribute to cities.
July 15, 2010, 12pm PDT
The economic recession is lightening up in some areas, but cities and municipalities will continue to struggle with the downturn in the economy for years, mainly because of falling property tax revenues.
June 30, 2010, 12pm PDT
This article from <em>City Journal</em> suggests that California's much-reviled Proposition 13 limits on increases in property tax is not at fault for the state's crippling fiscal situation.
June 3, 2010, 8am PDT
<em>National Journal</em> asks its panel of transportation experts whether mass transit agencies really deserve $2 billion in emergency operating aid.
June 1, 2010, 6am PDT
Facing tight budgets, many states are closing or limiting access to their parks and natural resources.
May 28, 2010, 6am PDT
State governments in the U.S. are radically rethinking how they work. With tight budgets and little sign of improvement anytime soon, big ideas are bubbling. But few have been put in motion.
April 21, 2010, 7am PDT
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.
January 13, 2010, 12pm PST
As incredible as it sounds, it's true. CA Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's scheme is to convert the sales tax on gas to an excise tax partly to circumvent a June court ruling that he had illegally diverted public transit funds to balance the state budget
August 24, 2009, 10am PDT
The city of Honolulu is $500 million short of what it will need to fund the $5.3 billion commuter rail system voters approved last fall.
May 23, 2009, 1pm PDT
Falling tax revenues are a major element of the current economic woes facing many American cities. A recent study by the Pew Charitable Trust finds that few are increasing taxes in order to close budget gaps.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 7, 2009, 7am PST
The state of Michigan is getting ready to institute an emergency manager to effectively take over the financial operations of the auto industry city of Pontiac, which has struggled economically for more than a decade.
March 5, 2009, 2pm PST
With severe budget shortfalls, Philadelphia has turned to its citizens to see where the city should make cuts and what citizens are willing to pay to save.
March 1, 2009, 9am PST
The new federal budget represents a broad increase in funding for urban programs. New York in particular is to benefit greatly from the new spending plan.