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Study: Cities Facing Increased Financial Woes

Feb 04, 2009By

The unprecedented economic conditions facing the nation are increasingly straining the ability of cities to meet their financial needs, according to a study released Wednesday by the National League of Cities. Precipitous drops in home prices have helped drain cities of much-needed tax revenue, leaving 84 percent of cities surveyed facing fiscal difficulties, up from 64 percent only 6 months ago, the group said. The 84 percent figure is the highest percentage in the history of NLC’s surveys, dating back to 1985.

3d rendering of a row of luxury townhouses along a street

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