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The Federal Government Wants In on Car-Sharing, Too

The GSA hopes it will save money. In the process, it could also help spread the idea much further.

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The Insane, True Costs of Raising a Family in America's Major Metros

Why the federal poverty line really doesn't reflect a family's needs.

The Newest Federal Budget Proposals Cut Infrastructure Spending to the Bone

Both President Obama and Rep. Paul Ryan propose cutting non-defense discretionary spending to a historic low.

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How a Reluctant Mayor Rescued San Francisco's Budget

Ed Lee came into office facing a $385 million deficit. By rethinking the pension system, he managed to save the city $1.3 billion over 10 years.

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After Sandy, How Should We Decide What Is Worth Rebuilding?

The Dutch have a way of deciding what is worth saving with a dike or sea wall, and what is not. Should we follow their example?

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To Fix Municipal Finances, States Need to Back Off

Many cities are powerless when it comes to controlling the money in their coffers. Here's how to fix that.

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The Next Big Financial Crisis That Could Cripple Cities

Pension pay-outs are a ticking time bomb.

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Can Bloomberg's $9 Million Mayors Challenge Really Make a Difference?

At least one massively successful city innovation, 311, suggests it can.

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As Chicago Approves its Infrastructure Bank, Cities Across the Country Watch and Wait

The first-of-its-kind measure will allow the city to accept billions in private financing for infrastructure projects.