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Government Spending

Posted Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Government Spending Keeping a county or city running is an expensive endeavor. But who decides how to spend those millions – or even billions of dollars? Local governments have to finance police and fire, help pay for public schools, pave roads, build bridges and plug potholes. What else do they have to pay for? Who pays for sports stadiums, or giant chandeliers hanging overhead? And does the public get any say?




Brian Cummins, Cleveland City Councilman
Greg Zilka, Mayor of Avon Lake
Lawrence Keller, Associate Professor Emeritus at CSU’s Levin College of Urban Affairs
Andrew Samtoy, Host of the Civic Commons

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