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Pittsburgh increased spending since COVID, while revenue issues brewed

Posted on AllSides June 17th, 2024
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City spending hasn’t outstripped inflation or exceeded a sample of similar cities. As federal relief funds run out, shrinking reserves raise talk of cuts — but not from the mayor. “PublicSource is an independent nonprofit newsroom serving the Pittsburgh region. Sign up for our free newsletters.” Pittsburgh’s city government has increased its spending each year since 2021, while pandemic-induced revenue problems brewed beneath the surface and formed what now amounts to a threat to the city’s financial stability. From 2019 through 2023, under two different mayors, the city increased its...

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