Bankruptcy should be considered one possble option – to be evaluated along with other alternatives – for the City of New Orleans and other Louisiana communities facing fiscal distress, according to a study released by two local public policy organizations.
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After signing an agreement with Earthlink, Philadelphia will begin to move forward with its plans to provide wireless Internet access throughout the city. This will make Philadelphia the host of the largest citywide wireless – or wi-fi – network in the country to date. Other cities developing or considering similar plans are Chicago, San Francisco and Tempe.
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, two Mississippi cities – Bay St. Louis and Waveland – are considering the consolidation of local government serivces. This merger would be the first in the state, which currently carries a law that prohibits this type of union.
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 â€œepidemicâ€ and the top drug issue county health care officials and law enforcement is confronting.
Recently released employment data shows economic impact of hurricanes in Gulf region. New Orleans lost more than 200,000 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Louisiana Recovery Authority is planning and coordinating for the state’s rebuildng efforts in response to hurricane damage.
Timely information regarding state deliberations in the response to recent hurricanes, including crisis financing and rebuilding efforts, are addressed in live Internet broadcasts from the Louisiana Legislature.
New Orleans utilizes the internet to aid its rebuilding effort.
The Bond Buyer is offering continuing coverage of Hurricane Katrina news and its impact on municipal bonds and local economies in areas affected by the hurricane. While some articles are password protected and available only to subscribers, all headlines and selected...