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Hoover is known as a retail hub with one of the highest income levels in the state, so some people may wonder how the city could be facing financial difficulties. Read more

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Mayor Frank Brocato asked the council to work with him to address projected budget deficits by the council's June 4 meeting. Read more


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The city could have a $17.9 million funding gap by 2022 if more is not done to cut expenses or address sluggish tax revenues, a financial consultant from Porter, White & Co. said. Read more

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It's a dramatic turnaround from many years of deficit spending and the $1.9 million deficit that was projected when the 2017 budget originally was passed in September 2016. Read more

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Complex revenues lower than expected, but new tenants, bookings create optimism. Read more


General fund revenues rose by $1.5 million to $111.4 million in fiscal 2016, according to unaudited financial figures. Read more


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The school board voted to pay off some debt issued in 2010, refinance what's left of a 2005 bond issue and shift $50 million into U.S. treasury bonds. Read more

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