The Connection Between Recycling and Coronavirus

Facing shrinking revenue from the coronavirus, municipalities need to decide whether to diminish their recycling costs.

Some Creative Municipal Finance

While larger municipalities with high fixed costs have worsening revenue problems, a tiny Ohio solves its municipal finance problems with traffic tickets.

The Reason This Winter Was Not So Bad

NOAA’s high impact snowstorm ranks relate to economic growth through municipal snow removal costs, closed businesses, and the supply chains that halted.

A Spring Training Dilemma

The battle was between Mesa, Arizona and Naples, Florida. It was the Cactus League vs. the Grapefruit League. Arizona’s homes for the Cactus League:   Florida’s homes for the Grapefruit League: Our story begins in 1952 when the Chicago Cubs…

What We Sacrifice for Pothole Patches

With 150,000 more potholes than last year and $12 for each temporary patch, Chicago has spent close to $3 million on pothole repair and the end is not in sight. NYC was at a record breaking 113,131 on February 20.…

The Cost of Conservation

By Madeleine Vance, guest blogger and student at Kent Place School. Saving water is supposed to allow us to cut down costs. For the drought-stricken city of Wichita Falls in Texas, this is not the case.  In 2013, Wichita Falls’s…