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Mire: Cities Reject Municipal Broadband

September 1, 2017

In a recent column at The Hayride, Americans for Tax Reform tech and telecom policy expert Margaret Mire told the East Baton Rouge Parish Metropolitan Council that it should reject the idea of building a municipal broadband network.  These networks fail, Mire explains, and cause severe harm to taxpayers. Lafayette, La. has spent at least …

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Basic Infrastructure Needs Overwhelm Federal, State, Local Governments

July 1, 2016

According to the Baton Rogue, La. Advocate, Louisiana has “road and bridge problems.” Specifically, the state transportation department found lawmakers need to come up with additional $12.7 billion to address unmet infrastructure needs. (That figure includes funding needed to ensure the basic safety of some structures, but does not include funding for certain new “mega” …

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