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New York City paying less with highest health cost: Muni credit
Bloomberg
At $10,108 per person, New Yorkers bear the highest unfunded burden for retired public workers' health benefits among the 15 biggest U.S. municipalities. Investors have responded by driving the city's relative borrowing cost almost one-third below the five-year average.
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City of Orlando, Fla., wants every resident to have CPR training
WFTV-TV
There is an effort under way to get every single person in Orlando, Fla., trained to do CPR. WFTV has learned most city employees have already finished their training. "You're more likely to survive a heart attack in Orlando than just about anywhere else," Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said during his most recent State of the City address.
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Opportunities are the same as threats
By Dr. David Hillson
International risk standards and guidelines define risk as a double-sided concept. This includes the possibility of both upside and downside risks, with either positive or negative effects on the achievement of objectives. We use the word "opportunity" to describe an upside risk with positive impacts, and "threat" is used for downside risks with negative consequences. Although the theory is clear, many organizations, teams and individuals have problems in practice with including opportunities in the risk process.
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Communities fill dental-coverage holes
Governing
Rather than wait for lawmakers and insurers to provide adequate coverage, some dentists and public health advocates have taken it upon themselves to try to reduce the number of emergency room visits for dental problems.
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City and CPS gear up for protests over school closures
Chicagoist
Thousands of Chicago Public School parents, students, teachers and supporters took to the streets to protest the city's decision to close 54 schools. According to a press release from Unite Here, who cosponsored the rally along with the Chicago Teachers Union, SEIU, the Grassroots Education Movement and other groups, at least 150 parents, workers and students engaged in civil disobedience in front of City Hall at some point during the march.
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Sarasota Sheriff's Office in Florida set to no longer secure city schools
WWSB-TV
Changes in school safety are on the horizon for Sarasota County Schools in Florida now that the sheriff's office has announced it will no longer be providing school resource officers to secure city schools. "It just makes sense from a safety, a security, from a tactical perspective," said Major Kevin Kenney from the Sarasota County Sheriffs Office.
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Which services are citizens most, least satisfied with?
Governing
Survey data sheds light on how satisfied citizens are with various local government services. ETC Institute, a Kansas-based research firm, conducts a national citizen satisfaction survey of approximately 4,000 residents measuring community satisfaction rates for different areas of local government.
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3 signs that municipal bonds could be in trouble
CNBC
March has seen a fairly brisk exodus from municipal bonds in what could be the first signs that investors are beginning to worry about fixed income. The popular government finance instruments have seen fund outflows of more than $500 million — just a fraction of the $608 billion asset class but a move that caught some bond pros by surprise.
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