As Pension Goes Broke, Bankruptcy Haunts City Near Philadelphia

Decade after decade, Chester, Pennsylvania, has fallen deeper and deeper into a downward financial spiral. As the city’s population dwindled to half its mid-century peak, shuttered factories near the banks of the Delaware River were replaced by a prison and one of the nation’s largest trash incinerators. A Major League Soccer stadium and casino did […]

‘You Were Wrong’: Firefighter Who Criticized Metro Nashville Council Earns Legal Victory

The Nashville Fire Department is temporarily barred from applying two policies that restrict employees from criticizing or posting derogatory comments about any Metro Nashville government agency. The ruling comes after Nashville firefighter Josh Lipscomb, also known as Josh Black, sued the department in April claiming punishment he received over a tweet was an unconstitutional restriction […]