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Analysts Weigh Charter Risk After Pennsylvania Ruling
August 28, 2015 The legal battles over funding for the distressed Chester Upland, Pa., School District's charter schools have triggered debate...

LaGuardia Air Train Seen as Ripe for P3
August 27, 2015 The reconstruction New York's LaGuardia Airport could trigger more public-private partnerships including the proposed...

Rhode Island Treasurer's Chief of Staff Departs
August 27, 2015 Andrew Roos, Rhode Island Treasury chief of staff the past 2-1/2 years, will leave for the private sector with Jeff Padwa the...

Work Begins on $388M Long Island RR Project
August 27, 2015 Workers began installing the first sections of rail on the Long Island Rail Road's $388 million Double Track Project, funded...

Pennsylvania Lawmakers' Budget Veto Override Try Fails
August 26, 2015 Pennsylvania's budget impasse continues after the legislature failed to override Gov. Tom Wolf's veto of the $30 billion...

Budget Watchdog: Taxi Levies Could Close MTA Funding Gap
August 26, 2015 Livery-service tax overhaul could help fill the $2.6 billion gap in New York MTA's proposed capital plan, said the Citizens...

$1B Gap Imperils Boston Green Line Project
August 25, 2015 A $1 billion funding gap could jeopardize completion of the Green Line streetcar extension north of Boston, Massachusetts...

Nanticoke Exits Pennsylvania Oversight Program
August 25, 2015 Nanticoke is the first city and 10th municipality to exit Pennsylvania's Act 47 workout program for distressed communities,...

Metro-North Train Yard Gets Efficiency Upgrade
August 25, 2015 The New York Power Authority finished $2.1 million in energy efficiency upgrades at the MTA's Metro-North Railroad North White...

New York Transportation: Big Dreams, Petty Turf Wars
August 21, 2015 The political bickering that litters the New York-area transportation funding landscape raises doubts about big projects such...


A budget compromise this year to reduce sequester cuts seems unlikely, and agencies like the Defense Department have fewer opportunities to reduce the impact of spending cuts.

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