Budget Cuts

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America's Biggest City Governments Are Still Struggling to Recover From the Recession

Revenues in more than two-thirds of the country's largest municipal governments had not bounced back to their pre-recession levels by 2011.

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The Sequester's Devastating Impact on America's Poor

It's fashionable to say the mandatory budgets cuts haven't been the predicted disaster. Cuts to programs like Head Start suggest otherwise.

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Protest of the Day: Italian Museum Is Burning All Its Art

The Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples has decided to protest the government's austerity measures... with FIRE.

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How Suburban Sprawl Works Like a Ponzi Scheme

Ending the economic crisis in cities means ensuring a higher rate of return on infrastructure investments

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Cash-Strapped Cities Struggle to Maintain Mass Transit

The last thing we need right now is to make it harder for people to get to work

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Fighting Crime in an Era of Belt-Tightening

Can cities maintain – or decrease – crime rates while cutting police budgets?