Mayors Latest Target for Angry Voter Recalls

Deep cuts put local officials on the defensive as recall efforts mount.

Mayors and town officials are feeling the heat from steamed voters as they lay off police officers and firefighters, squeeze school programs, cut swimming pool hours and boost parking fines in an effort to balance local budgets.

As they face the same anger that many members of Congress had to deal with in the 2010 elections, a growing number of mayors find themselves facing recall efforts.

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Richard Sammon
Senior Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter