Local budgets

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2007 file photo, then Newark Mayor Cory Booker, answers a question during an interview in his office in Newark, N.J. Months after Cory Booker took office as mayor of Newark, N.J. in 2006, he enabled his law partner to take power at the nonprofit that supplied water to 500,000 state residents. During the ensuing seven years, allies of the two-term mayor wasted millions of dollars in public money at the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation. Booker says he was unaware of the corruption, which ultimately destroyed the nonprofit created to protect one of Newark’s most valuable assets. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
August 29, 2019 - 12:16 pm
Months after Cory Booker took office as mayor of Newark, New Jersey, he cleared the way for his former campaign treasurer and law partner Elnardo Webster to wield influence at the nonprofit that supplied water to the city. Over the next seven years, Booker's allies wasted and stole millions of...
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May 09, 2019 - 11:12 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico's finances voted on Thursday to extend its power and bring all of the U.S. territory's 78 municipalities under its supervision for the first time. The board announced that it also will require fiscal plans and budgets...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 filer, people fill St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy, to watch the ' Flight of the Angel ', as a woman dressed in traditional costume descends from the bell tower into the square. The mayor of Venice says Italy’s new budget law includes a measure allowing the lagoon city to charge all visitors for accessing the historic center -- not just those sleeping in hotels or other accommodations. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro announced on Twitter late Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 that the tax will ‘’allow us to manage the city better and to keep it clean,’’ and ‘’above all allow Venetians to live with more decorum.’’ The city council will determine the amount of the tax and collection mode. (AP Photo/Luigi Costantini, File)
December 31, 2018 - 12:18 pm
MILAN (AP) — A measure in Italy's 2019 budget law will allow the local government in Venice to charge day-trippers for access to the city's historic center as a way to help defray the considerable costs of maintaining a popular tourist destination built on water, the mayor said. Venice Mayor Luigi...
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