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Jordan Howard

State Lawmakers' Unwillingness To Raise Fuel Taxes Costing States Revenue

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Howard | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A new report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic policy, a non-profit and non-partisan research organization based in Washington, ...

A Silver Lining in New York's Tax Hike

Carol Kellermann | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York
Carol Kellermann

If a temporary personal income tax hike is the price we pay for long-term reforms that enhance infrastructure, encourage job growth, and make the tax system more equitable, then it is a price worth paying.

Move the Money Home

Sen. Claire McCaskill | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Sen. Claire McCaskill

If America is going to build roads and bridges, I believe they ought to be built here, not in an unstable war zone.

How Tomorrow's Infrastructure Will Be Built

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Ideology is being replaced by standards. Never-ending arguments about privatization, who should own the electricity company, have given way to public discussions about performance, who can avoid more black-outs.

Pacific Standard Time At LACMA: The Untold Story

Harris Silver | Posted 01.22.2012 | Home
Harris Silver

Pacific Standard Time is a sprawling cultural initiative with 68 major museum shows and 125 gallery exhibitions including California Design 1930-1965: 'Living in a Modern Way.'

WATCH: New Tunnel Will Trim Travel Times In The Alps

www.cnn.com | Posted 11.22.2011 | Travel

A massive engineering project should soon trim travel times between Zurich and Milan, a trans-Alpine trip that about 10,000 people make daily. The ...

Occupy's Tactics

Norm Stamper | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Shutting down a critical bridge or snarling highway traffic during rush hour may be a grand, empowering experience. But it ticks off thousands who would otherwise, in their own enlightened self-interest, sign on to the cause.

Has Driving Peaked in American Cities?

Infrastructurist | Posted 01.09.2012 | Travel
Infrastructurist

Road researchers have noticed that driving in major cities has reached an unexpected plateau, a phenomenon known as "peak car use."

John Celock

Lawmakers To Tackle More Than Nickname

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

The Fighting Sioux nickname is not the only thing on North Dakota lawmakers' plates during a special session this week, with flooding and housing also...

Infrastructure Blues

Edward Flattau | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Republicans maintain that the states and private companies could more effectively rehabilitate infrastructure than could Obama's proposed Federal Infrastructure Bank. But the GOP argument is a red herring.

A Smart Way to Start Rebuilding America

Carl Pope | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

There really is no shortage of ways to fund our transportation infrastructure -- if the oil industry and foreign oil producers pay their fair share.

PHOTOS: Proposed London Airport Could Be World's Biggest

Posted 01.04.2012 | Travel

A newly proposed airport for London, located east of the city in the Thames River Estuary, could be the world's biggest, handling 150 million passenge...

For the 99% of Americans, Keystone = JOBS

Mark H. Ayers | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Mark H. Ayers

For America's skilled craft construction professionals, any discussion of the Keystone XL project begins and ends with one word: JOBS. Today, roughly...

The World's Newest Nations

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 01.03.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

Say that your province or region suddenly becomes an independent country -- with recognition from the United Nations and all. After the celebrations end, and the celebrities leave, the real decision-making begins.

Michael McAuliff

Jobs Message War Hits Fever Pitch As Obama Makes Case For Infrastructure Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The high political stakes of winning the debate on jobs was on prominent display Wednesday -- and will be again Thursday -- as both part...

Job Creators: Our New "Epic Heroes" Whose Low Taxes May Actually Reduce Job Growth

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Today's epic Hero is "Job Creator" -- let us call him "JC". His world view is low taxes. He has been crucified by taxes, shackled by regulations, and, worst of all, has had his name taken in vain.

It's Time for the Solutions: Hundreds of Thousands Support Big Plan to Fix Economy

Van Jones | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics
Van Jones

We must go beyond changing the conversation on inequality to also changing the conditions under which millions of Americans are suffering economically. Let's use this pivotal moment in history to make America work for the 99%.

Reconstructing the American Dream

Christopher H. Lee | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Christopher H. Lee

We need inspired leadership, focused on the single greatest and least partisan issue facing us today: revitalizing our economy and creating the millions of jobs we need to make America great once again.

How the Global 1% Shape the World's Development Agenda

Peter Bosshard | Posted 12.28.2011 | World
Peter Bosshard

Key decisions about the sector cannot be left to undemocratic, non-transparent institutions. Civil society groups have started to pry open the echo chambers of the G20 and its cooperation with other powerful actors.

Eric Cantor's Know-Nothing Wealth Disparity Speech: "Every Man a Billionaire"

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Even more egregious than Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) cowardly retreat (because it was open to the public) from delivering a speech on wealth disparity is what this undelivered speech actually said.

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Pitches $60 Billion In Latest Jobs Twist

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after failing to advance one part of President Barack Obama's jobs plan in the Senate, Democrats moved on to another Friday, annou...

Matt Sledge

18,000 Busy Bridges Are Structurally Deficient, New Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

Bridges built during the post-World War II boom years are facing an increasingly urgent need for repair. Some 210 million trips are taken every day on...

Modern Investments: A Historic Truth

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Gov. Martin O'Malley

To create jobs, modern economies require modern investments. That isn't a Democratic or Republican idea; it's a historic and economic truth that we have proved out time and again as a people.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Yale Profs Stress Need For Government Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

As Yale University economists gathered on Thursday evening to discuss job growth strategies, many warned that a failure to act aggressively risks the ...

An Architect's Protest Against the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street

Harris Silver | Posted 12.14.2011 | DC
Harris Silver

We don't have to agree on everything but at least we can agree that government is indispensable in providing the infrastructure that allows us to lead our lives productively.