Montclair, New Jersey: small town battle over the budget

In Montclair, Elections Cause Town to Re-examine Itself - NYTimes.com

Montclair, NJ is a small (37,000+), fairly affluent and diverse town in New Jersey, with views of the Manhattan skyline. The town has a three-way mayoral race underway that seems to hinge on debates over whether the town needs to trim spending on social programs, such as preschool and libraries. A “liberal” town, having the same discussions about government scope, privatization, and debt as many of the nation’s big cities.

Read: In Montclair, Elections Cause Town to Re-examine Itself – NYTimes.com.