Alabama Municipalities Dangerously Vulnerable

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A new report shows some of Alabama’s largest municipalities have very low financial reserves. Local governments rely a lot on sales taxes and revenues have been lower since the recession. The report from the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama finds that the City of Montgomery had a negative fund balance for 2010, though the city’s finance director disputes that. Kyle Whitmire says many other communities may be in the black, but they’re still dangerously vulnerable.

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Each week we'll hear an update on political happenings in Birmingham and Jefferson County from Birmingham News local political reporter Kyle Whitmire. Hear him Wednesday afternoons on All Things Considered.

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