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“You can complain about government 364 days of the year,” according to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said. “But on that one day that you need us to be at our best, we better be at our best.”
ANALYSIS: Suitors seeking Amazon’s 2nd headquarters should ask themselves: How resilient is their city or region?
Storm surge swamps low-lying areas as high winds cut power to millions and damage buildings across the Sunshine State.
“They’re trying to throttle the goose that’s laying the golden egg,” said Bob Buckhorn, who fears conservative legislation is deterring potential residents from thriving cities.
“Not every city thinks this way. Not every city works this way.”
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Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Tulsa’s gonorrhea and chlamydia hot spots; Confederate T-shirt courtroom dispute in South Carolina; Indiana’s ‘Grave in the Middle of the Road’
“This is the next paradigm shift in transportation,” says one official helping to lead up the program.
Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Houston-to-Dallas high-speed rail is coming; a raccoon causes a Seattle blackout; and lawmakers eye a takeover in Jackson, Mississippi.
Several counties have turned to “mobility fees” that discourage highway expansion and steer development toward cities.
President Barack Obama has vowed to redouble his administration’s efforts to persuade all states to expand Medicaid. But if history is any indication, achieving that goal will take some time.
- By The Pew Charitable Trusts
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