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Fiscal Crisis Causing Cities To Cut Services

As a result of an increasing squeeze on municipal budgets, many cities and towns are cutting staff and services and are increasing fees, according to survey of 328 cities by the National League of Cities.
December 3, 2003, 12pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Last week, National League of Cities President John DeStefano, Jr., mayor of New Haven, Conn., said the U.S. is under-investing in cities and towns and called for a stronger federal-local partnership to fund programs that help build and preserve the middle class in America. Under-funded public schools, smaller police forces, deteriorating transportation systems, expensive health care, sprawl - these are public choices that increasingly subvert our American ideal.

Thanks to Michael Dudley

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Published on Sunday, November 30, 2003 in National League Of Cities
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