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Cold-Weather Closures Expose Years of Underinvestment in Urban Schools

Thanks to a generation of underfunding, many big-city school districts now face deteriorating buildings and billions of dollars in maintenance needs.


GOP Tax Law Could Starve Cities of Revenue

Housing experts predict that the tax overhaul will spur home values and property tax revenues to drop, forcing cities to find new ways to raise money -- or to cut spending.

• Thousands Rushed to Prepay Their 2018 Property Taxes

Cities May Be Facing a New Housing Crisis

As rents and demand for renting increase, millions of Americans are being evicted -- sometimes with only a few days' notice.

Vision Zero Touted as Traffic Deaths Hit Historic Lows in 2 Major Cities

The milestones come at a time for New York and San Francisco when the number of traffic deaths nationwide has been on the rise.