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Many large U.S. cities are in deep financial trouble. Here’s why

Posted on AllSides April 25th, 2024
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Municipal governments across the United States are looking to rein in spending as pandemic-era stimulus dries up and inflation lingers for longer than expected.

“Clearly there are significant capital needs across the U.S.,” said Michael Rinaldi, senior director at Fitch Ratings’ public finance group. The group issued a AA investment grade general obligation bond rating for New York City in March 2024.

The financial challenges within cities appear to be mounting despite high municipal credit ratings and robust demand for urban commodities like housing. For example, New York City had a total public...

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