Percentage of Y2K remediation states say is complete : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

The Wall Street Journal has a new article on state governments, Y2K, and the percentage of remediation each state says is complete.

The four states with the best progress are:

99% Pennsylvania

98% Nebraska

80% Minnesota

80% West Virginia

The states with the least progress are:

0% Arkansas

0% Alabama

0% Oregon

0% Rhode Island

0% South Carolina

Here's the link to the Wall Street Journal article:

"Year-2000 Problem Bears Down on States that are Unprepared"

A question here, though. Since our prez was voted one of the most effective governors in the U.S. before he started his current job, and since the prez, according to the "Vanity Fair" article, has known about Y2K since at least the beginning of 1996, why hasn't he been able to nudge Arkansas towards compliance?

He has family and friends still living in Arkansas. Has the prez even tried to do something to get his state ready for Y2K?

-- Kevin (, December 30, 1998


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Kevin: $59 or $29 subscription required for access!

Regards, Bob Mangus # # #

-- Robert Mangus (, December 30, 1998.


True, subscription is required, unfortunately. I was able to get a summary of the article from "Sanger's Review of Y2K News Reports".

Do any of you have a WSJ subscription? Could you post the list of the ten most-remediated states, and the ten least-remediated?

-- Kevin (, December 30, 1998.

>>He has family and friends still living in Arkansas. Has the prez even tried to do something...

Since when has Clinton cared about family or friends ?


-- Runway Cat (, December 30, 1998.

You are implying Klinton has morals, values, integrity, honesty, and cares about his fellow man. Only an individual concerned about the welfare of others would make an effort to help his brethren in Arkansas. He couldn't lift so much as a finger for the nation when he found out about this whole fiasco in 1996. Why would he care about little 'ole Arkansas?

-- J Bledsoe (, December 30, 1998.

The Prez can't wait 'til TSHTF. Then, he'll have us all where the hair is short. He has enough exec. orders to enforce to keep him on top of the world for years to come.

-- Hull Stetson (, December 30, 1998.

I wouldn't count on Pennsylvania being 99%. They spent a grand total of $40 million for Y2K. Somehow I wonder why places like Georgia, Ohio, New York, Florida, California and so on have spent much, much more? I think Pa's definition of "critical" was very limited.

-- RD. ->H (, December 30, 1998.

Uh oh------- ww from arkansas


me too...wayne....

did you see the "first page above the line" article in the demozette 12-30- 1998 about gov huckabee's new "excape hatch" from his office in the capitol?

no kidding, folks......he's gonna climb down a ladder in what used to be a dumbwaiter shaft!



-- andrea (, December 31, 1998.

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