The Local Squeeze: Falling Revenues and Growing Demand for Services Challenge Cities, Counties, and School Districts

Source: Liz Gross, Kil Huh, Abigail Sylvester, Robert Zahradnik, Pew Charitable Trusts, American Cities Project, June 2012

From the summary:
State aid and property taxes are dropping simultaneously for the first time since 1980, while demand for government services continues to rise. More tough choices lie ahead as leaders look to balance the day-to-day needs of their communities with their long-term prospects.
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Graphic: The Local Squeeze

Cities Facing Worst Fiscal Situation Since 1980
Source: Nate Berg, The Atlantic Cities, June 1, 2012

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