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Matt Sledge

Water Pipe Fix Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.28.2012 | Business

Plugging the leaks in water pipes and building new ones to keep up with a growing population could cost the United States $1 trillion over the next 25...

As the House Transportation Bill Languishes, There's Still Time to 'Fix It First'

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Anderson

Americans are ready for an economically sound, people-friendly, and bipartisan transportation bill. It's a good thing our elected officials have extra time to meet those expectations.

Insourcing Infrastructure: A Local Transit Director's Plan to Bring Back Jobs

Tim Robertson | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Tim Robertson

"Many jobs these days require a B.A., a series of unpaid internships, and a graduate degree. Most young people cannot afford to put in that much time and take on that much debt. If we create another path with a shorter timeline, young people will be more likely to stay in school."

Matt Sledge

House Transportation Bill Promotes A New Roadside Attraction: Lottery Machines

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

A little-noticed provision of the House transportation bill would allow states to privatize interstate rest areas, open them up to advertisers, and le...

Matt Sledge

Gowanus Canal To Feature 'Sponge Park' Green Infrastructure

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Where Second Street dead ends with the Gowanus Canal, a New Yorker comes face to face, but hopefully not hand to water, with a slice of th...

Matt Sledge

Infrastructure Problems In U.S. Go Far Beyond Dollars

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- When travelers from abroad come to this city, the financial and cultural capital of the world's richest nation, two dilapidated and depres...

Matt Sledge

House Transportation Committee Rolls Out A Poison Pill Transportation Bill, Sponsored By Drilling

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

House Transportation Chair John Mica introduced Americans to the GOP vision for transportation on Tuesday -- more highways and more toll roads. To pay...

Job Creation Should Be Government's Focus, Not Regulations

Job Creators Network | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business
Job Creators Network

Job creation always needs to be the focus of the government and businesses, but now the urgency is particularly critical. The health of our country will be the result of how well we create jobs and support business -- not how much we regulate.

Eco Etiquette: Is 'Made In America' Better For The Environment?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Does buying American-made also help the environment, as your friend suggests? As a general rule, I believe it does.

Matt Sledge

Obama PledgesTo 'Clear Away The Red Tape' For Construction Projects

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.26.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama promised in his 2012 State of the Union address on Tuesday night to "sign an executive order clearing away the red tape that sl...

Bi-Sectoralism V: Beyond Short-Termism

Jay Pelosky | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Jay Pelosky

We have a jobs crisis, an infrastructure crisis, a health care cost crisis, a pensions crisis, an education crisis and a climate crisis. That's a good half dozen areas of focus that by their nature demand long term approaches, not short-termism.

From Microfinance to Metafinance: A New Tool to Fight Global Poverty

Melanie Walker | Posted 03.24.2012 | Good News
Melanie Walker

The microfinance revolution created new ways for the world's poor to secure loans. But microfinance institutions normally don't have the capacity or authority to finance community-level infrastructure projects.

Made in the USA: It's More Complex Than You Think

Adam Clampitt | Posted 03.24.2012 | DC
Adam Clampitt

If America's leaders want to see us regain our manufacturing dominance, the answer is not as easy as "right-to-work" laws, a changing tax code, or currency manipulation.

Amanda Terkel

President Obama Tries Out State Of The Union Jobs Theme With Local Leaders

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama and two top White House advisers held a conference call with state and local officials Friday evening, previewing the th...

Romney Will Be a Tea Party/Neocon Puppet: DeMint's (Not So) Secret Strategy for Taking Over the U.S.

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The goal of the DeMints, with the backing of the Kochs and their fellow travelers, is not to let the American people have what they want. And, they will take whatever steps necessary to buy elections, to suppress the vote, to select robotic judges.

Matt Sledge

GOP Candidates Praise Tolls But Ignore Jobs In Transportation Talk

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama made improving transportation infrastructure a centerpiece of both his 2009 stimulus bill and 2011's American Jobs Act, which d...

A Bold New Idea for Infrastructure in Africa

Vijaya Ramachandran | Posted 03.05.2012 | World
Vijaya Ramachandran

The premise is that by increasing transparency, the pool of investors will expand and a network of investors will be created -- something that we have yet to see in Africa.

2012 Dreams vs. Reality

Richard Walden | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics
Richard Walden

What if 2012 produced no new wars and saw existing conflicts all wind down to a negotiated peace?

Shadow Banks Go Long Energy Projects

Peter Gardett | Posted 02.22.2012 | Business
Peter Gardett

Hundreds of millions of dollars have been committed to solar and wind projects in recent weeks, and while the end of the year often brings with it a s...

McDonnell Touts Virginia Highway Improvements

AP | Posted 12.21.2011 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- State officials say Virginia is making significant progress in a push to improve highways and bridges. Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wedne...

Matt Sledge

Barbara Boxer's Transportation Bill Would Drop Environmental Criteria In Much-Touted TIFIA Loan Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green

NEW YORK -- A bipartisan transportation bill sponsored by Sen. Barbara Boxer would dramatically expand a federal program that finances "innovative" tr...

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.