Source: New York Times | California |
March 6, 2013
As the $85 billion in spending cuts slowly roll out nationwide, California officials are girding themselves for a blow not only to the state’s large military industry but also to its nascent economic recovery.
Total borrowing costs for cities, counties and states could increase by more than 50 percent if the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds is repealed as part of the ongoing budget talks on Capitol Hill, a new report has found.
Source: Newark Star-Ledger | New Jersey |
February 27, 2013
After conditionally vetoing the bill earlier, Gov. Chris Christie signed a measure allowing internet gambling in Atlantic City, a move his administration expects to provide a lifeline to the struggling seaside resort.
Oregon may become the next state to grant in-state tuition to young illegal immigrants. We review the arguments for and against state tuition equity laws, which 13 states currently have and at least a dozen are considering.
Source: Washington Post | California |
February 19, 2013
What happens to the economy here over the next year will be a case study for policymakers in Washington, who are paralyzed by similar questions of taxation and growth. The early indications, in California, point toward an outcome you might not expect.
Source: The New York Times | Atlanta |
February 15, 2013
Atlanta has made significant progress in transforming a massive area of the city into the Atlanta BeltLine. The ambitious proposal is to transform 22 miles of vine-covered railroad into parks, housing and public transit has been in the works since the early 2000s.
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