Of the following, which are the top three factors affecting your 2014 budget?

The National League of Cities' annual survey of financial officers indicated economic progress, albeit modest, during 2013. Looking ahead to 2014, which three of the following factors are most affecting your community's budget?

Health benefit costs
61% (66 votes)
Infrastructure projects
42% (46 votes)
Public safety
40% (44 votes)
Size of local tax base
39% (43 votes)
Pension costs/reform
34% (37 votes)
Federal aid levels
12% (13 votes)
Total voters: 109

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on Oct 22, 2013

For any local jurisdiction, an economically-reduced tax base and a mandated need to provide minimum police, fire and EMT services are two major factors affecting budgetary creation and operationalization.

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