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Harrisburg Weighing Bankruptcy Against ‘Fiscal Suicide’

Elliott Ross pointed to the sidewalk outside his Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, military surplus store, where parking meters are set to be installed to raise money for a city drowning in debt.

The state Legislature is considering taking over the town of 49,500, and Ross applauded the City Council’s bid to file for bankruptcy, a shot at sparing taxpayers the full cost of a money-losing incinerator project that has left Harrisburg laden with debt.