Fiscal emergencies in Michigan

In 2010, Governor Snyder of Michigan signed an emergency manager law that has resulted in the takeovers of four Michigan cities and the Detroit Public School District. The state has also taken preliminary steps in the process of declaring fiscal emergency in the city of Detroit. There is an important …

NYT Editorial on Public Sector Job Loss

What better place to dive into urban austerity than through the question of public employee layoffs? The New York Times editorial today is about the disproportionate impact of such layoffs on Black workers: There were 20,000 government workers laid off last month, by far the largest drop for any sector of …