Wall Street Journal: Warning Signs? How to Understand Your City’s Finances
The Wall Street Journal is launching a series that delves into the fiscal health of the 250 largest U.S. cities.
What we found: Cities nationwide are grappling with the same types of underlying issues that sunk Detroit, which filed for the largest-ever municipal bankruptcy this summer. The magnitude of the problems is different, but the challenges are shared.
For an overview, check out the American Cities Project by Pew Charitable Trusts, a research nonprofit. They research and report on fiscal, economic and demographic issues for 30 major U.S. cities. Also check out reports and data on local finances published by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government. And the National League of Cities publishes research, too.
Read the full article at blogs.wsj.com.
- American Cities Project