GOVERNMENT OFFICES SHUT, OPEN NEW TOWER BLOCKS
With recent cutbacks in the size and scope of the government of the Pantribal States of Tutchone, the Royal liaison offices, most urban offices of the national political power have been shut. New, efficient http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2e/One_nashville_place.jpg/200px-One_nashville_place.jpg
have been erected in these cities to save money by centralizing offices and limiting waste. The previous public structures are expected to be quickly disposed of, and placed into private hands. Many of the former rented spaces are already occupied by new tenants, though a large number of buildings are being replaced. The new buildings are estimated to save taxpayers large sums in rental, utility, and transportation fees.
No historic seats of government have been touched, and none of the facilities in question serve a legislative function. It has been reported that a number of municipal governments have continued to follow suit, centralizing operations at organized skyscrapers with sufficient floorspace to accommodate offices in a block area. By doing so, these same municipalities are hoping to achieve many of the same goals on the local level what the Royal government has done on the national level.
are expected to be seen as aesthetically pleasing, and as a symbol of cost cutting.
ROLL OUT THE BARREL AND THE BUSES
Firebird National, Tutchones largest purveyors of clean, environmentally responsible waste disposal technology, as well as the nations largest interstate operator of recyclers and municipal solid waste incinerators, has taken over a majority of community roadway transit systems in the nation. After relegating many services to more efficient rail and underground systems, all intercity bus services have been taken over by the firm, which will term its operations Firebird Trailways.
Most commuter and shuttle services will be taken over equally by the company, which will also assume the debt of all public and private industries being absorbed into the new system. Patrons of public school and church bus services will now be issued cards which are redeemable for free rides under the system. Firebird Trailways, as well as rail and underground companies who have signed onto the system, will be paid a stipend for these free services at the end of the year. Much of it is being operated pro bono, which is considered to be a tax credit. The former buses of such public services have been awarded to the firm.
Pro-private industry pundits lauded the decision, as have low-public expenditure advocates. Firebird National has stated that the fact that their business usual involves waste will not be a threat to business, as they are well known for clean and efficient services. Buses operated in company towns by their owners will not be affected.
Among other things, the mandatory retirement ages are being strictly enforced, and numerous jobs are expected to be created. The company is raising service levels in both friendliness and expedited travel. Some of the old http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/00/Checker_Taxi.JPG/800px-Checker_Taxi.JPG
that are serviceable, though were holding the old system down, are finding new homes with members of the Sea Lion subculture.
MAIL ORDER HOMES BREATH LIFE INTO COMPANY HOMES
Upstart company Steerman Industries has recently introduced a plan for the sale of mail-order homes in the American Four-Square style of architecture. These homes have already attracted several one-off orders among several hundred private consumers for home construction. Pacific Canneries have, however, placed the first large market orders. These are to be homes build in Pacific Canneries company towns, which will then be given to employees until paid off. Once paid off, the home becomes theirs, and cannot be taken away even if they change or loose jobs.
The Pecatonica Light and Traction company has also expressed interest in such a project, placing an order for around 650 homes from the Steerman catalogue for company towns around a pair of new hydroelectric dam projects. These homes, in both projects, will be provided for a variety of employees of the company working in various fields.
American Four-Square architecture is also known as the Transitional Pyramid style.
TUTCHONE BEAMS WITH ECONOMIC PRIDE
Statistics courtesy of NSEconomy demonstrate that the Pantribal States of Tutchone has a large trade surplus of approximately fifty-nine billion Wampum, which is equivalent to around two and a half trillion NS dollars. This kind of surplus was lauded in the Pantribal Congress, stating that it will be met with even greater cuts in taxes and spending, to ensure that this is a continuing trend.
This comes on the coattails of the news that, according to NSEconomy, the Pantribal States of Tutchone is now the largest GDP per capita in the East Pacific region, of which many pundits state should be carefully maintained to increase the standard of living nationwide.