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How State Lotteries Impact Local Infrastructure

The upsides and downsides of state lottery programs.

October 17, 2018 - Kayla Matthews

Should Transit Systems Break from the Low Fare Orthodoxy?

A proposal for a radical reinvention of the fare structure for the country's transit systems—one that balances the cost of transit with that of driving, generates more revenue from fares, and enables more capital investments.

July 15, 2014 - CityLab

Why New Yorkers Should Prepare for a de Blasio Building Boom

If you liked the pace of development during the Bloomberg administration, you're going to love Bill de Blasio. Development-related revenues will be necessary to fund the new mayor's priorities and inherited challenges explains Josh Barro.

November 7, 2013 - Business Insider

Federal Dysfunction Imperils Improving City Finances

A new report from the National League of Cities shows municipal revenues climbing across the U.S. in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis in decades. But pension and health costs, and federal budget issues, are causing concern.

October 11, 2013 - The New York Times

New Tool Makes City Spending and Revenue Comparisons a Cinch

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.

September 17, 2013 - At Lincoln House

To Stretch Strained Municipal Budgets, Build Smart

Utilizing 17 case studies, a new report from Smart Growth America examines the costs and benefits of competing development strategies. Any way you slice it, smart growth strategies are more financially prudent than building sprawl.

May 22, 2013 - DC.Streetsblog

Walkable Infill Proves Its Worth

A study of three different development types in Nashville shows that mixed-use infill projects deliver an exponentially greater return on investment than traditional suburban, or even New Urbanist-style, greenfield development.

May 9, 2013 - DC.Streetsblog

Redevelopment Agencies' Debt Overshadows Revenue

California's redevelopment agencies have almost as much if not more debt than what they pull in from tax revenues, according to this investigation by The Wall Street Journal.

April 12, 2011 - The Wall Street Journal

Cities Preparing for Lower Revenues

As recession-reduced property tax levels begin to play out in cities across the U.S., municipalities are beginning to react to the realities of lowered revenues.

December 5, 2010 - Citiwire

Cities Struggling, But Not Raising Taxes

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.

May 23, 2009 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

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