9 Ways Cities Are Coping with the Recession

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In the midst of this Great Recession, many states and cities across the country are facing unprecedented budget shortfalls. How will they overcome these fiscal obstacles? Some resort to increasing taxes and fees; others cut spending in a variety of ways. A recent report from the Pew Charitable Trusts' Philadelphia Research Initiative examined 13 cities to determine how they intend to modify their budgets. Click through to see the various decisions cities have made to deal with the economic downturn.

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