Taxpayer-backed green energy company ECOtality filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday following weeks of turmoil in which the company laid off employees and ceased filling orders for its electric vehicle charging stations.
DETROIT — I came to Detroit expecting a wasteland. Instead, I met a bunch of nice people and ate hot dogs.
The retirees that cities like Detroit are trying to push into Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges could drive up the premiums in the exchanges and swell costs to the federal government, experts say.
Republicans in the Senate want to make sure the federal government does not become involved in the financial maelstrom hitting Detroit, which filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history last week.
After becoming the largest city to file for bankruptcy, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing (D) said his city will bounce back and that many other urban cities are facing similar woes. Additionally, the mayor left open the possibility of a federal bailout.
The Washington Post reports that M.C. Hammer (aka Stanley Burrell) will address this month’s meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 17.
Battery-manufacturer A123 Systems Inc., which received a $249 million grant under President Barack Obama’s green energy initiative, received nearly $1 million from the federal government the same day it declared bankruptcy, Reuters reports.
A government financed electric car battery maker filed for bankruptcy today, offering yet another setback to President Barack Obama’s flawed alternative-energy campaign, Bloomberg reports.