Rosario's mayor Miguel Lifschitz is mad at the provincial government, with good reason. This came just out on La Capital: Lifschitz: "La provincia saquea a los municipios"
Mayor Miguel Lifschitz accused the provincial state of carrying out "a permanent looting of the resources of municipalities and communes" for the last 20 years.
To put it short: Argentina works on a system whereby the provinces raise taxes and send the money to the national state, which then returns a part back to the provinces, which in turn distribute part of it to the cities and towns. Of course, some money does get "lost" in the way. The national state uses the money to favour some provinces and punish others. The provincial states, predictably, do the same with the municipalities. Rosario has had the misfortune of being 1) ruled by the opposition, 2) bigger, more successful, and generally more dynamic and cool than the provincial capital -- since 1983. Santa Fe City (the capital) is half the size of Rosario and gets about the same amount of money. The provincial state has been cutting funding to the municipalities lately, and is about to cut some more. A provincial official had the gall of going on record saying that the municipalities were getting tons of money. Lifschitz snapped.
Things might change next year, when a Rosarino gets elected for the governorship. That's practically already done -- the three only candidates with chances to win are Rosarinos.