About 1.2 million infections and 164,000 deaths could have been averted in 2020 if the federal government had stopped evictions and utility shut-offs, according to Duke University estimates.
Republicans are renewing claims that federal aid to states will amount to red states bailing out blue ones. Covid-era budget data shows that's not the case.
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.
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.
Congress appears unlikely to help with the looming Covid-related budget disaster that nearly every local government in America now faces. And cuts in the public sector will only worsen the recession.
Unpacking the financial reality of mass transit's uncertain future.