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.