There's a major structural problem built into how cities spend their money. Here's what we can do about it.
Levying fees on income and property just isn't working anymore. Cities need to be able to charge people who commute in.
Municipal governments can't sit idly by while tax-exempt organizations get services for free.
It's not too late for President Obama to help fix this, and it's in his interest anyway.
Many cities are powerless when it comes to controlling the money in their coffers. Here's how to fix that.
Cash-strapped local governments overwhelmingly turned to fees instead of raising taxes in recent years. And they like them.