Cities plan big tax increases to fill empty coffers

Cities plan big tax increases to fill empty coffers

Residents of many German cities will see their local taxes and fees rise significantly in 2011 due to a record €14-billion budgetary shortfall, the German Association of Towns and Municipalities (DStGB) said Monday.

Cities ask for help paying for new public workers’ wage hike

Cities ask for help paying for new public workers’ wage hike