Let’s ask Congress to respect the importance of our airports!

As the fight over funding rages on in Washington, Congress is suggesting new ways to scoop up revenue that could have a very negative impact on America’s airports. A Senate proposal to nearly double the passage facility charge, which is known as the airport tax, has executives of six airlines urging Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao […]

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Solar Energy Industry Sector Gets Slammed

Projections of a possible record year for electric power production from renewable energy sources have been tempered significantly by actions of the Trump administration. The announcement that the U.S. government would impose a 30 percent tariff on imported solar equipment such as photovoltaic cells and modules created shudders throughout the industry. And the shockwaves were hardest felt by the very segment of the industry that in 2017 pushed renewables toward a new record for 2018 – solar energy.

President’s infrastructure plan outlined

The expanded use and funding for Private Activity Bonds (PABs) has again taken over the spotlight in infrastructure debate in America. A six-page document claimed to be the draft outline for President Trump’s long-awaited national infrastructure plan was leaked this week and PABs are among the major infrastructure funding principles addressed. The leaked plan does not yet […]

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Could a Base Realignment and Closure take place in 2021?

This week Senate lawmakers called for total defense spending in fiscal 2018, which begins Oct. 1, of $700 billion. A total of $696.5 billion was proposed by the House committee Monday, which was approved by the House Appropriations Committee Thursday. The Senate committee’s summary of the bill stated that it backed a $640 billion base budget for the Defense Department and the national security programs […]

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Dueling infrastructure plans and the elephant in the room

If President Donald Trump is serious about his “Make America Great Again” campaign, state officials have more than 300 suggestions for him that they think will help do just that. And U.S. Senate Democrats are “trumping” his idea with an infrastructure plan of their own. The Trump plan calls for infusing $1 trillion in investments […]

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Now is the time for voters to let Congress know their feelings about infrastructure and jobs in America

He may be the President-elect, but by trade, Donald Trump is a billionaire businessman and developer. Most believe it was his business acumen that resulted in his successful campaign for the presidency. And while some of his campaign promises were a little unconventional – a wall between the U.S. and Mexico strong enough to stop […]

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NCSL adds its support for continuing, strengthening EB-5 Program

Another national organization of U.S public officials has added its name to a growing list of supporters seeking congressional reauthorization of the country’s EB-5 Regional Center Program. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) recently adopted a resolution that calls on Congress not only to reauthorize the economic development program created in 1990, but to […]

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