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Commentary| Why Cities Burn

Commentary| Why Cities Burn

Editorial  By Mike Smith Says Ben Shapiro in The Bigotry of No Expectations: “Everyone has a right to expect that the police will treat them in accordance with the law. American citizens also have the right to expect that when things go wrong, their cities won’t burn.” Ben Shapiro is half right. Expecting to be […]

Here Are The Major Cities Hit With Violent Protests And Riots Over The Weekend

Here Are The Major Cities Hit With Violent Protests And Riots Over The Weekend

MARY ROSE CORKERY REPORTER   Several major cities, including Portland, experienced chaos this weekend as demonstrators clashed with law enforcement and protests turned violent. Demonstrations in Seattle, Richmond, Austin, New York, Denver and Oakland also turned violent amid widespread protests against police brutality and systematic racism. Protesters have pushed for police reform for more than two […]

A different kind of pandemic is stalking California’s cities

A different kind of pandemic is stalking California’s cities

By California Policy Center If you’re looking for dark entertainment, you could do worse than the reality show unfolding throughout California. First, state and local officials supported the nearly total shutdown of the state’s economy as a necessary response to Covid-19. That killed the sales and other tax revenues that are the life’s blood of local […]

Auditor: State’s 12 largest cities all at financial risk

Auditor: State’s 12 largest cities all at financial risk

    By Chris Reed According to a new website run by California State Auditor Elaine Howle and her staff, the dozen most populated cities in California all have significant fiscal problems and will be forced into major adjustments in coming years. Eleven of the cities – Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, […]

How Much More Will Cities and Counties Pay CalPERS?

How Much More Will Cities and Counties Pay CalPERS?

    by Ed Ring, California Policy Center  When speaking about pension burdens on California’s cities and counties, a perennial question is how much are the costs going to increase? In recent years, California’s biggest pension system, CalPERS, has offered “Public Agency Actuarial Valuation Reports” that purport to answer that question. Notwithstanding the fact that CalPERS […]

2017’s Best Cities for Vegetarians & Vegans – WalletHub Study

2017’s Best Cities for Vegetarians & Vegans – WalletHub Study

With Nov. 1 being World Vegan Day and research showing that skipping meat can save the average person at least $750 per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians. To determine the best and cheapest places for following a plant-based diet, WalletHub’s analysts compared the […]

2017’s Fastest-Growing Cities In America

2017’s Fastest-Growing Cities In America

Read on for WalletHub findings, expert insight from a panel of researchers and a full description of their methodology. Experts might not agree on the “best” or the “right” recipe for rapid economic growth, but some cities know the key ingredients for long-term prosperity. Patterns emerge within those cities, allowing us to identify the contributing factors […]

2017’s Best Coffee Cities in America + National Coffee Day Deals – WalletHub Reports

2017’s Best Coffee Cities in America + National Coffee Day Deals – WalletHub Reports

With National Coffee Day around the corner and the U.S. coffee industry currently valued at $48 billion, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best Coffee Cities in America, along with its list of top coffee deals and discounts offered by retailers during the holiday. To determine the best local coffee scenes […]

2017’s Most Fun Cities in America – WalletHub Report

2017’s Most Fun Cities in America – WalletHub Report

With the upcoming fall season bringing cooler weather to enjoy more activities indoors and out, the personal-finance website WalletHub took a close look at 2017’s Most Fun Cities in America. To help Americans find the cities with the greatest number and variety of cheap, fun activities, WalletHub’s data crunchers compared the 150 largest U.S. cities […]

2017’s Cities & States with the Highest & Lowest Uninsured Rates – WalletHub Study

2017’s Cities & States with the Highest & Lowest Uninsured Rates – WalletHub Study

With the national uninsured rate back on the rise, after dipping to a record low of 8.6 percent in the first quarter of 2016, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Uninsured Rates by City and by State.   WalletHub’s analysts compared the rates for 547 U.S. cities and the 50 states, […]

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