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Weiner wants city to test single-payer health care
The New York Times
Vowing to "make New York City the single-payer laboratory in the country" if he is elected mayor, Anthony D. Weiner recently presented an ambitious plan to create a Medicare-like system for the coverage of municipal workers, retirees and uninsured immigrant residents left out of the Affordable Care Act.
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Does Obama's climate speech signal new era of polluter liability for weather disasters?
The Huffington Post
President Barack Obama's speech on climate change may augur a new era of liability for carbon polluters with respect to climate and weather damages. In his address at Georgetown University recently, the president laid out the logic that ties greenhouse emissions to economic costs being borne today.
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To toll or not: Could the feds lift a ban on interstate tolling?
If Patrick Jones has his way, you could wind up paying a toll every time you drive on the interstate. If that sounds shocking, it should. Historically, tolling on the interstate has been prohibited, except for a few roadways — mainly on the East Coast — that were grandfathered in when the interstate system was created.
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City's 2014 budget: No tax cut and smaller surplus fund
Omaha World-Herald
A multimillion-dollar surplus from Omaha, Neb.'s 2012 budget will help close a fiscal gap projected for next year, rather than shore up the cash reserve and golf accounts. City finance officials made another item clear: A tax cut won't be part of Mayor Jean Stothert's proposed 2014 budget.
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Cyclist serves 'dangerous conditions' notice to city
Belmont Patch
As the City of Belmont, Calif., continues its traffic study of Ralston Avenue, and a petition calling for stricter safety measures along the city's main thoroughfare continues to gain signatures, a local cyclist has served a notice of dangerous conditions to the city attorney.
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City insurance policy includes terrorism
Recently, city commissioners in Amarillo, Texas, approved this year's city property insurance policy — which includes acts of terror. Terrorism insurance has only been around for about the last decade, but more cities are adding it to their own policies — including Amarillo. The city added terrorism coverage to their property insurance about three years ago, and the decision to do so was based mostly on practicality.
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Show of security: City finds elementary use for aging police cars
The city of Burlington, N.C., has found a use for its old police cars — one that targets peace of mind over a little extra cash in the general fund. Instead of selling the used patrol cars back after 10 to 15 years of use, Burlington Police Chief Jeffrey Smythe said the department will now park the extra vehicles at local elementary schools as a way to augment the safety of students and deter crime.
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    Niota, Tenn., loses liability insurance for 2nd time this year (WRCB-TV)
Lawmakers pursue changes to construction liability law (Curbed NY)
As City Council probes deadly building collapse, official says city can't be held liable (KYW-TV)
Orr: Detroit to halt debt payments, reinvest $1.25 billion in city (Detroit Free Press)
City council in Reno, Nev., approves licensing of pedicabs (KOLO-TV)

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