Monday, April 26

More on Pittsburgh

The state is near bankrupt and that's affecting municipalities and schools.

This article also mentions Cleveland, Philly, and Buffalo.

Facts (source):
- Pittsburgh owes $1.68 billion in total debt
- Pittsburgh pays $83 million toward its debt every year
- Pittsburgh spent $58 million more on average than it took in
- Pittsburgh cut 64% of its budget for parks and senior-citizen centers over the last decade

The Mayor wants to develop to fix things. (ibid)

Don't they have to cut expenses and balance the budget?

And I still think they need to annex every municipality in the county. It's just an averaged sized county (700 sq miles). They've got 130 municipalities! Are you kidding me?

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