With the presidential election fast approaching, both major parties are doing all they can to cast themselves as fiscally responsible. Keeping a lid on spending is a common refrain these days both in Washington and in state capitals across America. That’s not necessarily good news for the nation’s mayors, who have to make do with less and still provide essential services.
This fall, Need to Know spent three days with one mayor whose struggles are all too typical. Rawan Jabaji reports.