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May 09, 2019 - 11:26 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances voted on Thursday to extend its power and bring all of the U.S. territory's 78 municipalities under its supervision for the first time. The board announced that it also will require fiscal plans and budgets...
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January 30, 2019 - 10:37 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An independent research group is recommending changes in the collection and distribution of hotel room tax revenue in tourism-dependent New Orleans. If implemented, the changes would bring an estimated $12.3 million annually to the city's budget. Wednesday's recommendation from...
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FILE - This Nov. 7, 2014 file photo shows the skyline of the city of Detroit. Detroit reached a key step in fiscal redemption on Monday, April 30, 2018, by reclaiming control of its own finances roughly three years after exiting the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
April 30, 2018 - 7:51 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit reached a key step in fiscal redemption on Monday by reclaiming control of its own finances roughly three years after exiting the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. A state review commission unanimously agreed to release the city from state financial oversight...
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In this Aug. 1, 2017 photo, Jenni White, mayor of Luther, Okla., talks during an interview in Luther, Okla. When the Walmart Express store was built in Luther, it took the land from the old youth football field. Less than a year after opening its new concept stores known as Walmart Express, the retail giant shuttered the smaller stores intended to compete with dollar stores when they failed to gain traction nationwide. Small towns like Luther are now trying to fill budget gaps to make up for lost sales tax revenue now that Walmart has pulled out. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
January 20, 2018 - 9:47 am
LUTHER, Okla. (AP) — Luther sold its youth football field to Walmart about three years ago so that the company could build one of its Express stores, using the money from the sale and the new tax revenue to pay off the roughly $200,000 in debt that resulted from an embezzlement scandal involving...
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September 18, 2017 - 1:37 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding. The combined tab from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is expected to hit $200 billion or more. While the...
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September 18, 2017 - 8:11 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding. The combined tab from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is expected to hit $200 billion or more. While the...
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In this Thursday, June 22, 2017 photo, Noah Zeigler works at installing new aluminum wiring at a streetlight in Tulsa, Okla. The city has lost 33 miles of streetlight wiring to thieves stealing copper wire. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
June 25, 2017 - 11:36 am
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — For years, residents in this cash-strapped city watched helplessly as thieves gutted 33 miles (53 kilometers) of streetlight wiring, plunging long stretches of roadway into darkness. The thousands of dollars criminals pocketed at off-the-books salvage yards wreaked millions of...
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Protesters hold up signs outside a courthouse where a federal judge will hear arguments in the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities Friday, April 14, 2017, in San Francisco. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick has scheduled a hearing on Friday on San Francisco's request for a court order blocking the Trump administration from cutting off funds to any of the nation's so-called sanctuary cities. (AP Photo/Haven Daley)
April 14, 2017 - 1:26 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits filed in California over federal funding to sanctuary cities. (all times local): 11:25 a.m. An attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice says an executive order withholding funds from sanctuary cities applies to a small pot of grant money, not hundreds...
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In this Friday, March 10, 2017, photo, Oakland police detectives and FBI agents work together in the offices of the Oakland Safe Streets Task Force in Oakland, Calif. Standing at left is Oakland homicide detective Jason Turner. The federal government already plays a big role in fighting violent crime in cities, through grants and partnerships. Ten FBI agents now share an office with Oakland detectives, offering help gathering evidence, collecting DNA, chasing leads and bringing federal prosecutions that carry longer sentences in far-away prisons. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
March 14, 2017 - 2:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is promising his Justice Department will lead the charge in helping cities fight violent crime, and police chiefs are ready with their wish-lists. More technology to trace guns after shootings. More grant money. More intelligence analysts to help...
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In this Friday, March 10, 2017, photo, Oakland police detectives and FBI agents work together in the offices of the Oakland Safe Streets Task Force in Oakland, Calif. Standing at left is Oakland homicide detective Jason Turner. The federal government already plays a big role in fighting violent crime in cities, through grants and partnerships. Ten FBI agents now share an office with Oakland detectives, offering help gathering evidence, collecting DNA, chasing leads and bringing federal prosecutions that carry longer sentences in far-away prisons. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
March 14, 2017 - 2:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions promises his Justice Department will lead the charge in helping cities fight violent crime. And police chiefs dealing with a spike in gun violence welcome the help. Police chiefs say they want help processing evidence, tracing guns and prosecuting...
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