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Lobbying for a National Infrastructure Bank

Lobbying for a National Infrastructure Bank

Aug. 13, 2019—A group of citizens representing an ad hoc coalition for a National Infrastructure Bank went to Capitol Hill during the last week of August, to lobby for the enactment of a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB).  The more than a dozen citizens included activists from Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, […]

by August 14, 2019 Infrastructure Bank, News
High-technology construction workers will be in high demand.

Infrastructure Bank Means 25 Million Jobs

How Many New Jobs Would the National Infrastructure Bank Create, and What Would They Pay? by Alphecca Muttardy The following article was written in response to questions about the functioning of a proposed National Infrastructure Bank (NIB), which is being discussed on Capitol Hill and in political circles around the […]

by August 5, 2019 Commentary, Infrastructure Bank
From a poster at the Lincoln Cottage, the President's summer home in Washington, D.C.

Lincoln: What Makes a True American

By Bonnie James July 22, 2019–Abraham Lincoln gave the speech excerpted here, which came to be known as the “Electric Cord Speech,” as celebrations of the nation’s 82nd Independence Day were underway in 1858. Lincoln was then anticipating his Senate campaign against the “Little Giant,” Stephen A. Douglas. The famous […]

by July 22, 2019 Commentary, History
Earthrise

Apollo 11: Can We Recapture Its Spirit Today?

By Bonnie James By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar Photographs National Gallery of Art July 14, 2019-January 5, 2020 July 15, 2019–The National Gallery of Art is offering a small, but fascinating exhibition titled, “By the Light of the Silvery Moon: A Century of Lunar […]

by July 15, 2019 News, Review
This graph by the Congressional Budget Office notes the collapse of Federal infrastructure spending.

State Tax Increases Won’t Solve Infrastructure Crisis

July 6, 2019—As of July 1, 12 states raised their gasoline taxes, in a concerted effort to get the revenue to deal with their collapsing bridges and highways. The actions follow a pattern from recent years, over which time the Federal share of contributions to building and maintaining the nation’s […]

by July 6, 2019 Infrastructure, News Shorts
Author Spannaus Interviewed at New York BookExpo, May 2019

Nancy Spannaus Interviewed at New York Book Event: Learn the Truth about Hamilton!

by June 25, 2019 Uncategorized
Angela Vullo, Stuart Rosenblatt, and Ralph Stresa testify at the Akron City Council.

Akron City Council Passes Bank Resolution

June 18, 2019—At a meeting last night, the Akron City Council passed a resolution calling on the U.S. Congress to enact legislation establishing a National Infrastructure Bank. The passage had been preceded by extensive discussion. On June 13, sponsors of legislation to create a National Infrastructure Bank testified at City […]

Ohio Representative Michael J. Skindell

Ohio Legislator Introduces Glass-Steagall Resolution

June 6, 2019—Rep. Michael J. Skindell, a long-time Democratic representative from Ohio’s Cuyahoga County, has introduced a memorial resolution into the Ohio state legislature calling on Congress to pass a new Glass-Steagall law. The substance of House Concurrent Resolution 9 reads as follows: RESOLVED, That we, the members of the […]

by June 6, 2019 News Shorts
Alabama state legislature

Alabama House Passes Bank Resolution

Alabama House Passes Bank Resolution June 4, 2019—This spring Alabama became the third state where a memorial resolution in favor of a National Infrastructure Bank has been passed.  The resolution, introduced by Rep. Thomas Jackson, was voted up in the legislature in early April. The resolution also calls for reinstatement […]

by June 4, 2019 News Shorts
The Three Mile Island nuclear site.

Pennsylvania to Lose Nuclear Plant

May 25, 2019—The state of Pennsylvania will lose one of its five nuclear power plants in September, according to an announcement by its owner, Exelon, on May 5. Slated for the chopping block is the remaining plant at Three Mile Island—not because it represents any danger or is malfunctioning, but […]

by May 25, 2019 News Shorts