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What a county budget really means

The fascinating ritual (we’re serious!) known as local government budgeting became even more intriguing Saturday when the normally unanimous Arlington County Board developed a rift over something they all agree upon — funding for affordable housing initiatives. Read full article >>
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Cook County Board unanimously approves budget

Local Interest / United States : Clout Street (9 months ago)

Cook County commissioners unanimously passed President Toni Preckwinkle's 2014 budget today, a spending plan one commissioner called a "sea change" for its shift in emphasis toward criminal justice issues from county healthcare cost... Read Post

Chicago School Board approves $5.8B budget

Local Interest / United States : Clout Street (last week)

$5.8 billion plan cuts money for neighborhood schools for 2nd year in a row The Chicago Board of Education today unanimously approved a $5.8 billion operating budget, even while acknowledging problems with a spending plan that relie... Read Post

Where should your taxes go? Activists have ideas

United States / Washington D.C. : The State of NoVa (2 years ago)

It’s an annual ritual of local government: When budget time rolls around, nonprofit organizations line up to attest to their need and worth to the community from whence all taxes flow. The Arlington County Board’s public hearing Tue... Read Post


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