Finance http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6597/more en Lawsuit: Albuquerque government pays women less than men http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/lawsuit-albuquerque-government-pays-women-less-men <div class="node-body article-body">Last week, four Albuquerque, N.M., city employees filed a class-action lawsuit that accuses the city of paying female workers less than male workers.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/lawsuit-albuquerque-government-pays-women-less-men" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/human-resources/lawsuit-albuquerque-government-pays-women-less-men#comments Courts Finance Human Resources Mon, 21 May 2018 19:30:00 +0000 82051 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>2018 Wage and Tax Statement. Image via Internal Revenue Service.</p> Illinois-wide pension law, pension debts cripple municipalities’ finances http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/illinois-wide-pension-law-pension-debts-cripple-municipalities-finances <div class="node-body article-body">Long-growing state-wide pension funding shortfalls combined with a new state law that withholds funding from local governments that can’t pay for their pensions has led to a multi-faceted monetary crisis among municipalities throughout Illinois.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/illinois-wide-pension-law-pension-debts-cripple-municipalities-finances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/illinois-wide-pension-law-pension-debts-cripple-municipalities-finances#comments Finance Pension Reform Tue, 15 May 2018 21:05:00 +0000 82031 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>U.S. dollars. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20_Dollars_art3.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Public buyers adapting to accelerated government spending http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-buyers-adapting-accelerated-government-spending <div class="field-deck"> Public purchasers must closely scrutinize cooperative procurement opportunities </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Public purchasers must closely scrutinize cooperative procurement opportunities.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-buyers-adapting-accelerated-government-spending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/public-buyers-adapting-accelerated-government-spending#comments Economic Development Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Fri, 11 May 2018 21:35:00 +0000 81991 at http://americancityandcounty.com Why AARP is investing in local communities http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/why-aarp-investing-local-communities <div class="field-deck"> The 2018 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program is funding “quick-action” projects. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 2018 AARP Community Challenge Grant Program is funding “quick-action” projects. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, May 16.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/why-aarp-investing-local-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/why-aarp-investing-local-communities#comments Finance Thu, 10 May 2018 19:52:00 +0000 81971 at http://americancityandcounty.com Top management must give the purchasing team the tools they need http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/top-management-must-give-purchasing-team-tools-they-need <div class="node-body article-body">Strategic sourcing and cooperative procurement are key best practices, says Steve Gordon, former director of procurement in the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn., and Alexandria, Va. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/top-management-must-give-purchasing-team-tools-they-need" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/coop-solutions/top-management-must-give-purchasing-team-tools-they-need#comments Coop Solutions Cooperative Purchasing Finance Purchasing & Procurement Strategic Sourcing GPN Administration Tue, 20 Mar 2018 15:24:00 +0000 81281 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Steve Gordon</p> Nashville mayor resigns, pleads guilty to felony theft amid adultery scandal http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/nashville-mayor-resigns-pleads-guilty-felony-theft-amid-adultery-scandal <div class="node-body article-body">Nashville, Tenn., Mayor Megan Barry has resigned, received three years of probation and reimbursed the city $11,000 for illegal expenditures following a plea agreement in a theft case.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/nashville-mayor-resigns-pleads-guilty-felony-theft-amid-adultery-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/courts/nashville-mayor-resigns-pleads-guilty-felony-theft-amid-adultery-scandal#comments Courts Finance Mon, 12 Mar 2018 19:35:00 +0000 81221 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Recently resigned Nashville, Tenn. Mayor Megan Barry speaks at an event in 2016. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Forum_highlights_women-owned_small_businesses_160317-A-EO110-005.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Nashville mayor’s spending to be investigated after admission of extramarital affair http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/nashville-mayor-s-spending-be-investigated-after-admission-extramarital-affair <div class="node-body article-body">After acknowledging an extramarital affair with her chief of security, Nashville, Tenn. Mayor Megan Barry’s spending and travel throughout the affair is being investigated internally.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/nashville-mayor-s-spending-be-investigated-after-admission-extramarital-affair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/nashville-mayor-s-spending-be-investigated-after-admission-extramarital-affair#comments Finance Bonus Content Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:06:00 +0000 80971 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Nashville, Tenn. Mayor Megan Barry speaks at the Small Business Conference held at the Tennessee State University Avon Williams Campus on March 17, 2016. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Forum_highlights_women-owned_small_businesses_160317-A-DK667-003.jpg">WIkimedia Commons</a>.</p> California city considers starting its own cryptocurrency http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/california-city-considers-starting-its-own-cryptocurrency <div class="node-body article-body">A California city is mulling over joining the cryptocurrency wave to explore a new method for funding public projects.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/california-city-considers-starting-its-own-cryptocurrency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/finance/california-city-considers-starting-its-own-cryptocurrency#comments Finance Fri, 09 Feb 2018 23:38:00 +0000 80961 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Basket_of_money.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> How the IRS is watching municipal employee benefits http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-irs-watching-municipal-employee-benefits <div class="node-body blog-body">CPA Randy Shepard explains how to properly report employee reimbursements to the Internal Revenue Service.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-irs-watching-municipal-employee-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/how-irs-watching-municipal-employee-benefits#comments Finance Viewpoints Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:54:00 +0000 80951 at http://americancityandcounty.com Why the Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credit is worth saving http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-federal-historic-preservation-tax-credit-worth-saving <div class="node-body blog-body">Karen Gravel and Charles Lawrence, of architecture, planning and interior design firm Lord Aeck Sargent, explain the importance of the Federal Historic Tax Credit.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-federal-historic-preservation-tax-credit-worth-saving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/why-federal-historic-preservation-tax-credit-worth-saving#comments Finance Viewpoints Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:07:00 +0000 80921 at http://americancityandcounty.com