Spiotto Wants New Illinois Authority For Stressed Local Governments
With Chicago and other local governments worried over the weight of pension obligations, the Civic Federation of Chicago is promoting creation of an authority designed to intervene with municipalities before deep fiscal strains reach a crisis stage
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Moody's says that tentative settlement agreements mean North Las Vegas, Nev. is less likely to be taken over by the state as it rushes to present a tentative budget to the state.  more »
An Austin grand jury will consider evidence that Texas Gov. Rick Perry violated the law by cutting off funding for the Travis County District Attorney's anti-corruption unit as it investigated his office.  more »
One judge was used to the limelight, the other wasn't. But Thomas Bennett and Mary France found themselves in the glare as they oversaw high-profile Chapter 9 cases.  more »
Slow property tax growth will force Florida's local governments to rely on non-tax revenue for operations, leaving less for debt service payments, Moody's said.  more »
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