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All Hail Our Economic Saviour During Hard Times: The Small Business

The headlines are starting to drive a growing fear: we’re in the bust after the boom. The party’s over. The jig is up. It was good while it lasted, but the good times are coming to an end. Sigh.
Written by Dave Lane at 10:40

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It’s Time to Change the Way City Hall Writes Its Budgets. Here’s How.

In December, City Council announced its next three-year budget and much of the information (tax hikes and service cuts) was totally unexpected by the citizens of St. John’s.
Written by Dave Lane at 15:00
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Why St. John's Budget Was So Insane This Year

The City of St. John’s City Council just released a pretty intense budget. I’m one of the guys on that Council, so I want to explain what happened.
Written by Dave Lane at 18:11
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Why I Voted Against St. John's 2016 Budget

Our budget was a tough one, and caught many people and groups off guard. Our communications lockdown in the final weeks shook my confidence in our fiscal decisions.
Written by Dave Lane at 19:45

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There's Gold in Them Thar Vacant Buildings

With a little bit of collaboration and vision, St. John's many vacant buildings can become big contributors to our culture and economy. Dave explores the options.
Written by Dave Lane at 15:07

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