December 2022

Trials and Privatizations in Chester Pennsylvania

Michael Bennon

Chester, Pennsylvania fell on hard times decades ago, and today the city is very, very bankrupt. An editorial in the Philadelphia Enquirer in December noted that the city currently faces a $46.5 million deficit on a budget of just $55 million. The city of nearly 34,000 has been in a long-running financial crisis that is only now coming to a head, as evidenced by their Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing in November.

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