The Debt Ceiling Debate

The Debt Ceiling Debate

How a Federal Default Could Impact States and Cities

This brief examines how a potential default by the federal government could present serious challenges to states and cities. Shaken investor confidence could disrupt the municipal bond market, and delayed payments by the federal government may exacerbate the existing fiscal challenges faced by states and localities.

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Learn the Basics of Broadband from Our Limited Series

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How does broadband internet reach our homes, phones, and tablets? What kind of infrastructure connects us all together? What are the major barriers to broadband access for American communities?

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What Is Antibiotic Resistance—and How Can We Fight It?

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs,” are a major threat to modern medicine. But how does resistance work, and what can we do to slow the spread? Read personal stories, expert accounts, and more for the answers to those questions in our four-week email series: Slowing Superbugs.