On the Front Lines and the Front Page

As the Network has partnered with cities across the country, local and national press has taken notice, frequently writing about the Network’s approach and impact.

Re-elected Scranton mayor looks forward to second term

Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright’s priorities for his second term will focus on finances, economic development, parks and paving citing National Resource Network plan.

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Report outlines possible cuts, savings for Scranton School District

Pennsylvania put the district on “financial watch” status in June, the first step in a series that could eventually lead to a takeover by a state receiver. Working with the city, the National Resource Network analyzed and prepared recommendations to close the financial gap.

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Financial firm outlines more options for Scranton School District

The Scranton School District should create a multi-year capital plan, evaluate school enrollments and consider raising taxes if a budget gap still exists, according to an updated plan presented to school directors Tuesday.

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Cleveland Heights prepares legislation for Community Development Corp

City Council will move forward on a collaborative with the local nonprofit Future Heights to create a Community Development Corporation as part of a strategy sessions with Enterprise Community Partners.

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Scranton board spends six minutes talking about finance

A discussion about Scranton School District finances so the board could learn about the ongoing financial analysis being conducted by National Resource Network consortium member PFM.

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Op-Ed: Nobody Wins if Hartford Goes Bankrupt

Under the current rules, Hartford cannot win. That's why any solution will require a change to the rules. The only way to increase revenue is through intervention by the state and the only way to achieve increased efficiency is with a new relationship with municipal labor.

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