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The 30/10 Initiative Revisited

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

What is the best way to promote economic development and hiring? My vote is for a new New Deal which helps communities accelerate construction of overdue projects.

Experts Agree U.S. Water Infrastructure in Trouble

Michael Deane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Deane

When municipalities work in tandem with private water service providers, the end result is likely to be more efficient, transparent and a better value for the customer.

Green News Report: January 18, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The sun a...

Green News Report: January 13, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Australia...

American Economic Highway: More Onramps, Less Roadblocks

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

Our country faces astounding infrastructure needs. And nearly every governor and mayor -- Democrat or Republican -- is pressing for more investment.

Green News Report: January 11, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The final...

This Week in Infrastructure: Bills, Quotes, Op-Eds

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

BILLS AND PLANS Reducing Lead in Drinking Water S. 3973 Signed into Law 1/4/2011 Bipartisan Co-sponsorship Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Senator Jame...

Green News Report: January 6, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The new m...

On Day One, Republicans Cripple Construction Industry

Rep. Joe Courtney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Joe Courtney

It took just hours for the new Republican House majority to craft a dangerous set of rules that threatens not just the way Congress works, but puts American jobs on the line as well.

Subway and Regional Connector Chugging Along into 2011

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

The new year has just begun and already there's good news for our planned Westside Subway and Regional Connector, two key 30/10 Measure R transit proj...

Top 5 to Watch in 2011: Infrastructure Leaders

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

1. Bellwether Members of Congress - Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) Rep. John Mica (...

A Teen's Third World America

Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the next five years, the American Society of Civil Engineers http://www.asce.org/ estimates that the United States will have to spend more than one...

Top 10 List for 2010: Infrastructure

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

1. Top Huffington Post Blog Chris Matthews: "Infrastructure as Monument" 2. Top Presidential Speech President Obama: "Our Generation's Sputnik Mome...

A New Year's Resolution for American Households: Prioritize our spending and understand the true value of what we're buying

Michael Deane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Deane

A recent article in The Washington Post analyzed how an upper-class American family with a gross annual income of $250,000 spent their money. The art...

America's Future in the Global Economy: This Week's Words and Deeds

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

By extending tax cuts to the wealthy, shrinking the estate tax, and freezing discretionary spending, Obama is leaving almost nothing for education and infrastructure -- precisely what we need to get back on top internationally.

It's (Still) The Economic Paradigm, Stupid!

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Yesterday I wrote that the President may have sacrificed his long-term vision on trade and economic/industrial policy to day-to-day concerns and polit...

Alan Simpson Doesn't Know What His Grandchildren Are Talking About

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary A. Doe

By: Zachary Kolodin, Roosevelt Campus Network As President Obama's Fiscal Responsibility Commission releases its recommendations, we'll continue to h...

Obama's Bipartisan Investment Strategy

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

Obama spoke yesterday about the costs of the displacement of manufacturing and textiles. Both were caused by the decades-long Reagan Revolution led divestment from America -- not the last several years.

Happy Critical Infrastructure Protection Month: Let's Invest

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

December is Critical National Infrastructure Protection Month. And, it's about even more than safeguarding our homeland in a post-9/11 world through...

Bridges to Growth, Not Roads to Nowhere: Scaling Up Infrastructure Investment in Low-Income Countries

Hugh Bredenkamp | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hugh Bredenkamp

For low-income countries, the absence of reliable infrastructure -- roads, railways, ports, but also power supply -- has become an increasingly binding constraint on growth.

The Deficit Commission & P3s

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

The Deficit Commission makes a number of recommendations which, if adopted, would result in structural changes to how we finance infrastructure projec...

The American Debt Crisis & Infrastructure Investment

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Economists are fond of telling us that America's competitive disadvantage - its inability to produce more domestic jobs - is the result of low labor c...

Promoting Infrastructure Investment on the Cheap

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

If members of Congress vote on their policy preferences instead of politics, the National Infrastructure Bank will enjoy broad-based bipartisan support in the New Year.

After San Bruno Blast, States Slow To Act On Crumbling Infrastructure

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Some of Pennsylvania's natural gas pipelines are 120 years old. Portions of lines also date to the 1800s in Massachusetts. A...

How the Unions Can Help LA Pay for the Wilshire Subway Extension

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

My latest epiphany concerns the feasibility of using union and public pension fund money to fund LA's overdue public transportation projects. Let's face it, after the midterm election we're in a new world.