Atlanta’s Finances Could Be Worse

Publication: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Author: D.L. Bennett

05/19/2009 - Atlanta has finally found a way to make it’s financial condition look pretty good: compare it to other major American cities.

When you do, the city’s $56-million budget gap and proposed 3-mill tax increase don’t look so bad.

Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago and Detroit all face a shortfall of more than $300 million.

New York? $6.6 billion. That’s right, billion.

Those numbers come from a new study released Monday by The Pew Charitable Trusts comparing 13 major American cities.

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