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Maybe The Best Ad Of The Political Season So Far…

“We’ve Heard It All Before” (Extended Cut)

Same speeches. Same promises.

Are you better off?

With No Vote, Taxpayers Stuck With Tab on Bonds

Surprised local taxpayers from Stockton, Calif., to Scranton, Pa., are finding themselves obligated for parking garages, hockey arenas and other enterprises that can no longer pay their debts.

Officials have signed them up unknowingly to backstop the bonds of independent authorities, the special bodies of government that run projects like toll roads and power plants.

The practice, meant to save governments money, has been gaining popularity without attracting much notice, and is creating problems for a small but growing number of cities.

Read more by Mary Williams Walsh from The New York Times at CNBC

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