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Should Congress Pass HR 870 Allowing Puerto Rico to Authorize Its Municipalities Including Public Corporations to File Chapter 9?
Puerto Rico, its municipalities and public corporations are facing a significant financial challenge. The question is whether they are better served with one-off legislation such as The Recovery Act and the accompanying litigation, uncertainty and controversy or the passage of HR 870. Continue
Assessing the Credit Quality of America’s Cities-Part Two: The Achilles Heel to the Fiscal Condition of Cities - Public Pensions
In the second part of our series on city credit quality, the spotlight shifts to the Achilles heel for many cities: public pensions. While most cities have recovered from the recession, a number remain fiscally stressed and exposed to a host of significant liabilities, especially related to retirement benefits. Continue
Educational Attainment Links to Economic Gain
Latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows an increasing level of educational attainment among the nation's population age 25 and older. As the U.S. population becomes more educated, it appears that education continues to pay dividends. Continue
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