When you’re outnumbered go to the voters

Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio is often out numbered on his city council. It’s not easy being the lone voice for fiscal responsibility when all of your colleagues are more interested in pleasing special interests and giving government hand outs.

Sal recently teamed up with citizens to get a ballot measure in front of the voters. His measure restores fiscal responsibility by reducing the cities pension debt…


In Depth: Budgets

Restoring accountability to government spending is another way to mend local budgets over the long run. Every local government should have a budget transparency website, allowing citizens to more easily find out how their tax dollars are spent. More fundamentally, local government should budget for outcomes. This means identifying the …

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