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.
Sep 15, 2011 New York Times
A new budget proposal in North Carolina could pull all funding for a long-planned extension of Charlotte's light rail system.
May 26, 2011 The Charlotte Observer
Congressional budget cuts spare some favorite programs of transportation reformers and smart growth advocates.
Apr 19, 2011 Streetsblog Capitol Hill
State budget problems are trickling down to cities, which are being cut off from funding by their governors.
Mar 25, 2011 The New York Times
The city of Detroit is considering a plan to close nearly half of its public schools and greatly increase its class sizes.
Jan 18, 2011 The Detroit News
Budget-constrained cities are increasingly looking at PILOTs -- payments in lieu of taxes that some tax-exempt nonprofit organizations contribute to cities.
Dec 6, 2010 Citiwire
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.
Jul 15, 2010 NPR
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.
Jun 30, 2010 City Journal
<em>National Journal</em> asks its panel of transportation experts whether mass transit agencies really deserve $2 billion in emergency operating aid.
Jun 3, 2010 National Journal
Facing tight budgets, many states are closing or limiting access to their parks and natural resources.
Jun 1, 2010 The New York Times