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Reforming The Prison Capital Of The World

Radley Balko | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Last year, the Times-Picayune published an award winning series on how Louisiana became the "prison capital of the world." The paper justified the cla...

Slash and Burn: The War Against California Pensions

Frying Pan News | Gary Cohn | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

The following story was reported by Frying Pan News as part of its California Exposé investigative series, and published here in collaboration ...

Debunking the Myths of Highway Tolling

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

American drivers recognize that our highways are in immediate need of major overhaul or reconstruction. But there's a bigger structural problem beneath our crumbling roadways: our method of funding highway infrastructure is broken.

LOOK: These States Have The Worst Highways

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.03.2013 | Los Angeles

Forget what you think you know about the United States' crumbling infrastructure. The simple truth is that the American public highway system has been...

Fueled by Tolling, Innovation Stems From Our Local Communities

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Patrick D. Jones

The funding crunch facing America's transportation infrastructure has made it crucial for our cities, counties, states and regions to find innovative ways of funding our mobility.

What We're Hearing: IBTTA Highway Finance Campaign is Moving America Forward

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

Anytime you undertake a major public campaign, you're quickly reminded that listening is even more important than speaking.

Mayor Hancock's Permanent Property Tax Increase the Wrong Way to Solve Denver's Spending Problem

Mike Krause | Posted 10.07.2012 | Denver
Mike Krause

Denver is recovering some housing value, and property tax revenue will rise along with the housing market. But the mayor's new money grab could jeopardize an already shaky local economy.

Debt Ceiling Rap: U.S. Debt 'More Unsustainable Than My Rap Career'

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 09.26.2011 | Business

With debt ceiling negotiations at a near standstill, and the August 2 deadline drawing ever closer, what was once thought impossible has already occur...

Dave Jamieson

For States Pondering Toll Road Privatization, Indiana Is A Cautionary Tale

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In two weeks, the cost of traveling the 157-mile length of the Indiana Toll Road will rise more than 2 percent, from $8.80 to an even $9...

With $42 Billion and 7 Homes, Why Are the Kochs Buying our Democracy?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

The billionaire brothers who brought you Tea Party groups like Americans for Prosperity and anti-worker governors like Scott Walker and John Kasich are now attacking some of the most vulnerable Americans.

Morgan Stanley Scores Huge Deal With Cash-Strapped Chicago For Parking

Bloomberg | Darrell Preston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Chicago drivers will pay a Morgan Stanley-led partnership at least $11.6 billion to park at city meters over the next 75 years, 10 times what Mayor Ri...

Denver Traffic Costs City $38.5 Billion Per Year: Study

Kevin Flynn's Inside Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Denver metro region will sacrifice as much as $38.5 billion a year in economic output if it fails to spend the money necessary to resolve traffic ...

Secretary Chu's Bank

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

The Clean Energy Bank is essential to deliver on President Obama's mandate to "make sure that we are investing in what's required for long term growth."

Why are Health Insurance Companies Afraid of Competition

Donald Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Donald Cohen

The health insurance industry is already gearing up again to fight Obama's health care plans. This time it's cries of unfair competition with a successful model of government organized health insurance.