Obama will visit Flint, Michigan on Wednesday to meet with residents who've lived with contaminated water.
When Detroit filed for bankruptcy last week, city comptrollers and treasurers around the country held their collective breaths. That’s because cities, it turns out, don’t file for bankruptcy in a vacuum.
Philadelphia is already feeling the effects of Detroit’s bankruptcy.
That city will pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional interest costs over the next 20 years because the interest rate on Philly’s new $197 million bond offering is going up a quarter percent.
We talk to WHYY senior reporter Dave Davies about why that’s happening, and what — if anything — cities can do to insulate themselves from future fiscal woes.
Throughout the week, Here & Now is looking at the impact a raise in the minimum wage would have on states, the federal government and workers.