local government

President Barack Obama speaks in Washington, D.C. about a failed procedural vote on a bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

The accidental origin of the $15 minimum-wage movement

Jan 30, 2015
Push to unionize workers in tiny town outside Seattle ignites a national cause.
Posted In: minimum wage, local economy, local government

Where do taxpayer dollars go, anyway?

Apr 12, 2013
When lawmakers decide where our tax dollars should go in a tough economy, how exactly do they prioritize spending our hard-earned cash?
Posted In: Taxes, municipality, local government, state government

Why local elections matter more to your personal finance

Nov 9, 2012
Elections with national implications get a lot of media attention, but it's the local races that can have a huge impact on the lives of everyday Americans.
Posted In: elections, local, local government

The move towards privatization

Jan 13, 2012
As cash-strapped local and state governments look to raise more money, many are moving toward privatizing things that used to be public. Is it a good decision?
Posted In: privatization, state government, local government