As the president-elect's stimulus plans emerge, local leaders shouldn't get too excited for direct, flexible aid to bolster their flagging revenues.
Participatory budgeting allows residents to propose projects and vote on how they want to allocate a significant amount of municipal spending.
The results of Tuesday's run-off races have major implications for the fiscal future of local governments across the country.
The fear is that service cuts today could reduce the constituency for public transportation later. In this looming disaster, the US is an outlier among the world’s wealthy nations.
The professor and author Yuen Yuen Ang outlines four types of government corruption and the ways they can harm or assist economic growth.
Staggering construction costs, the prioritisation of job creation and Republican obstruction may clobber the aspirations of "Amtrak Joe".
Proponents see Measure J as a means of achieving racial and economic justice through fiscal policy and hope the model can be replicated in other cities.
Austerity feeds on the US's unique form of urban decline. To understand how, just look to Northeast Ohio.
State and local officials in the US are faced with a lot of bad options, but they don't have to cut jobs and services.
The financial fallout from Covid-19 is starting to affect local governments' renewable-energy transition plans and climate action efforts.
Relying on targeted taxes and fees has proved troublesome this year, while property taxes look like a relatively safe bet.