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Editorial: Quebec shouldn't micromanage municipal budgets

Taxpayers must be scratching their heads in bewilderment over the war of words that has erupted between Municipal Affairs Minister Pierre Moreau and several of the cities and towns that belong to the 300-member Union des municipalités du Québec. 387 more words

Local Politics

Smaller Municipalities Today are Potential Mega Metropolises of Tomorrow: The Need for Climate Change Resilient Approaches

Simon Bawakyillenuo and Innocent Komla Agbelie from the University of Ghana on the recent IPCC “Key Roles of Cities in Climate Resilience” report.

Terence Creamer’s article entitled… 725 more words

SAMSET

5 Places Where Uber Is Fighting for Its Life Right Now

Ride-sharing service Uber is one of the most well-funded startups ever with a value of $41.2 billion. It’s war chest will come in handy as it does battle with local governments around the world. 476 more words

State Sen. Wants to End Cities Deriving Too Much Revenue from Traffic Fines

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – He’s charging some municipalities with engaging in “abusive traffic ticket schemes,” and Missouri Sen. Eric Schmitt wants to bring it to a screeching halt. 201 more words

News

Three Case Studies of the Municipal Fiscal Crisis

In The Economics of Amalgamation, I discussed some of the structural forces bearing down on Nova Scotia’s cash-strapped municipalities. Rising costs are combining with revenue gaps from commercial closures and out-migrations, and giving pause to our small towns as they contemplate dissolution.  838 more words

Economics

Eskom warns electricity customers of load shedding over the weekend

Eskom will implement rotational load shedding in stage 2 over the weekend in a bid to augment its water and diesel reserves for the week ahead. 196 more words

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