Many homeowners are paying a total of billions of dollars extra because of inequities in assessing property values.
Small towns in Texas and Arizona are seeing dozens of migrants arriving each day, in some cases straining local resources. More are coming, federal officials warn.
Larry Schwartz, whom Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo put in charge of the state’s vaccination efforts, called some county executives about support for the governor.
An unofficial cease-fire brokered by local officials, farmers and Taliban forces is an example of how communities, driven by despair, have engineered their own ways to stop the fighting.
A looming hit to tax revenues puts pressure on Congress to deliver relief.
Cities and states issued at least $6.1 billion in pension bonds last year. Novel ways to do so include renting property they already own under dummy corporations.
The mayor said the 1999 abuse allegations “were not known to me or my staff” when the commissioner, Dennis White, was sworn in.
Afghanistan’s poor are being deceived into defending outposts from the Taliban, sometimes under the guise of construction work — a scheme partially bankrolled by the government.
As their fiscal woes become worse, some government officials are looking more closely at public-private partnerships as a way to jump-start their economies.
After the White House declined to pursue a unified national strategy, governors faced off against lobbyists, health experts and a restless public consumed by misinformation.
Many residents of Murdock, Minn., said they were horrified that an organization condemned by watchdogs as a white supremacist hate group would open a church. City leaders said they had little choice but to grant a permit.
Across the country, local governments plan to inoculate 50 million people by early next year. But the vaccines have not officially been approved.
Urban and rural fortunes diverge in the state, with the pandemic compounding troubles that predated it.
While a compromise package gaining steam in Congress would provide urgent help to the economy, some people and businesses would be left out in the cold.
As a standoff over federal aid persists, state and local governments are making deep budget cuts. “Everything’s going to slow down,” one official said.
The attack, first discovered late Tuesday, disrupted the district’s websites and remote learning programs, as well as its grading and email systems, officials said.
As China fights to end extreme poverty while also recovering from the economic damage of the coronavirus, the supposed wisdom of building huge statues in poorer areas to grow tourism is coming under harsh scrutiny.
His Treasury secretary is shackling the nation’s central bank and closing an emergency program for local governments.
The charges against Alexander Sittenfeld, a mayoral hopeful, stunned local political leaders and reinforced what federal prosecutors have called a “culture of corruption” that has undermined trust in City Hall.
From Philadelphia to Sonoma County, Calif., election officials said they were working marathon hours to fight a flood of falsehoods.
Proposition 13 in 1978 curbed property tax increases. Now voters may strip protection for commercial buildings, helping hard-hit local budgets.
Officials have long atoned for their racist and inappropriate comments. But unlike years past, when apologies might have been enough, they have also been asked to step down.
The Federal Reserve was meant to take $454 billion and drastically expand it. So far, it has lent $20 billion.
So what will he do if he loses the election?
China’s premier wants to retrofit three million older apartment buildings all over the country, but he still needs political buy-in at the top.
Republicans are already acting as if there’s no next year.
Delays, discrepancies and abrupt leaps in coronavirus case and death counts in Texas have baffled residents and frustrated local officials. Here is what has gone awry.
Armando J. Perez, the police chief of Bridgeport, Conn., and another official were charged with conspiring to rig the hiring process to ensure Mr. Perez got the top job.
We asked security experts to tell us what keeps them up at night — and what to do about it.
Worried that people won’t be counted, community groups and local governments are spending big to get the word out. “It’s an absolute panic,” one executive said.
With lawmakers in Washington at odds over sending more aid, local officials are slashing funding for everything from orchestra subsidies to composting to education.
Political polarization along racial lines is worst in small towns and suburbs, where more than half of African-Americans live.
Those with budgets that rely heavily on tourism, sales taxes or direct state assistance will face particular distress.
Strong sales at China’s biggest construction equipment maker show Beijing’s strategy for recovery after the virus. But while the company, XCMG, is prospering, the rest of the economy is struggling.
A city government reporter for The Times explains New York’s grim fiscal reality, and the moves meant to placate calls to defund the police.
Local governments should not shore up their budgets by preying on the very people Covid-19 hit the hardest.
Borrowing $7 billion without smart spending cuts will leave the city in a yearslong fiscal bind.
In 2019, just 17 percent of Americans said they trusted the federal government to do the right thing. The pandemic appears to be eroding their faith even more.
Mr. Musk opened his California factory this week in defiance of local orders. He has also criticized the response to the pandemic as “dumb” and “fascist.”
Battered by the coronavirus, the American public is increasingly looking to the federal government to provide an economic lifeline, polls suggest.
Lawmakers and other officials are seeking more flexibility in spending federal emergency aid even as Republicans resist allocating more dollars.
Cities should avoid bankruptcy. It hasn’t helped Detroit.
Mitch McConnell said states should file for bankruptcy, but there is broad agreement that Washington will have to bail out local governments suffering economic pain from the coronavirus.
Blocking federal aid is vile, but it’s also hypocritical.
Faced with falling revenue and virus-related burdens, local officials are delaying sea walls and other projects to protect cities from climate change.
Anti-government ideology is crippling pandemic policy.
Billions for oil, nothing for nurses and teachers.