Month: January 2006

Brookings Study Examines Representative Governance Issues of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

Do metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) fairly represent the populations they serve? A study released this month by the Brookings Institution examines whether the interests of the general population are represented by MPOs, whose members are usually appointed rather than elected, in 50 large metro areas across the country.

U.S. Counties Face Growing Methamphetamine Epidemic

America is slowly becoming acquainted with a new health care crisis: Methamphetamine abuse. The National Association of Counties has released a report on two nationwide surveys of counties, with methamphetamines being reported as an “epidemic” and the top drug issue county health care officials and law enforcement is confronting.

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