Government Budget Cuts: No TP and Other Creative Ways to Cut Back


The end of July marked a dismal time for many city governments that are struggling to find ways to compensate for large budget deficits. Because of the economy that is laboring to recover and, "because other folks made bad decisions and we have to correct all of those things," many cities are trying to think of creative ways to pinch pennies wherever they can, said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

Often known as red tape factories, city governments such as Newark's are starting to turn heads for their unprecedented business practices as they try to get something done.