News Shorts

The NACo Conference

National Association of Counties Backs Infrastructure Bank

March 3, 2020—The Legislative Conference of the National Association of Counties (NACo) has gone on record in support of establishing a National Infrastructure Bank. NACo represents the more than 3000 counties in the United States. Its legislative conference was held in Washington, D.C. from Feb. 29 to March 4. On […]

The Pennsylvania State Capitol.

Memorial for Infrastructure Bank Introduced in Pennsylvania

Dec. 30, 2019—On December 16, the state of Pennsylvania became the most recent state to put a Memorial in support of Congress establishing a National Infrastructure Bank on its agenda. On that day, Democratic Representative Ed Neilson (Philadelphia County) introduced HR 636, A Resolution Urging the Congress of the United […]

by December 30, 2019 Infrastructure Bank, News Shorts
Progress for Small Modular Reactors

Progress for Small Modular Reactors

December 13, 2019—There’s some real good news for the U.S. economy today.  NuScale, an Oregon company that is developing a small modular nuclear reactor (SMR), has passed the next stage of review by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. As this blog has reported before, the mass development of nuclear power is […]

by December 13, 2019 News Shorts, Nuclear Power
Rudy Arredondo, president of the National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association.

Latino Farmers Endorse Infrastructure Bank

Nov. 12, 2019—The national congress of the National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association passed a resolution in support of a National Infrastructure Bank on Nov. 2. The group’s president, Rudy Arredondo, works in Washington, D.C., and has been an active lobbyist for the bank. For an overview of other […]

by November 12, 2019 News Shorts
Spannaus to Present Hamilton Versus Wall Street

Spannaus to Present Hamilton Versus Wall Street

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE What: Book Signing and presentation of Hamilton Versus Wall Street Who: Local author Nancy Spannaus Where: Purcellville, Virginia Public Library, 220 East Main Street When: October 28, 2019, 7 pm. Oct. 22, 2019—Lovettsville resident and journalist Nancy Spannaus will present the case for Alexander Hamilton’s economics and […]

by October 22, 2019 News Shorts
A partial picture of the book Hamilton Versus Wall Street.

Spannaus to Speak in Shepherdstown

Oct. 5, 2019– Lovettsville resident and journalist Nancy Spannaus will present the case for Alexander Hamilton’s economics and their relevance today at Four Seasons Books at 7 pm on October 9. Spannaus’s argument is presented in her book Hamilton Versus Wall Street: The Core Principles of the American System of […]

by October 5, 2019 News Shorts
Michigan state house

National Bank Resolution Introduced in Michigan

Sept. 23, 2019—The following resolution was submitted to the Michigan State Senate on Sept. 13.  More than a dozen other state legislatures are considering similar resolutions. Over the course of 2019, three state legislatures–Illinois, South Carolina, and Alabama–have passed the resolution. A model draft of legislation for a Federal bill […]

by September 23, 2019 Infrastructure Bank, News Shorts
Russia's floating nuclear plant, the Akademik Lomonovosov, features modern small reactors.

Debate on Nuclear Power Intensifies

By Nancy Spannaus Sept. 18, 2019—Just as the future of the young United States depended upon a decision to industrialize, so the future of our country today depends upon investing in a vast expansion of nuclear power, both fission and fusion. Thus it is a good sign that the debate […]

by September 18, 2019 News Shorts, Nuclear Power
New York's Indian Point Nuclear Plant, threatened with shut down.

No Energy Security Without Nuclear

By Nancy Spannaus July 18, 2019—A thoughtful analysis of the recent Manhattan blackout published in the City Journal of July 15, prompts this brief post.  The author, the former editor of Popular Mechanics, puts the blackout in the context of the miserable state of the aging electrical transmission system in […]

by July 18, 2019 News Shorts
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