News Shorts

The Ohio State Capitol Building.

Ohio Legislators Urge National Infrastructure Bank

May 28, 2020—Several members of the Ohio State House of Representatives have joined the national movement in support of the establishment of a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB). In doing so, they join members of 17 other state legislatures, many city and county councils, the National Congress of Black Women, the […]

The Edenville Dam collapse.

Dam Collapses Should Be No Surprise

By Nancy Spannaus May 21, 2020—The collapse of the Edenville and Sanford dams in Michigan this week should come as no surprise. On the one hand, the Edenville Dam had already had its license revoked by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), for reasons including the total insufficiency of its […]

Construction workers in New York City (Columbia University)

Minority Contractors Want an Infrastructure Bank

April 27, 2020—The National Association of Minority Contractors has joined the movement for the creation of a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB). In a statement issued April 24, the group urged Congress to establish a bank capitalized by existing Treasury debt, which would generate $4 trillion credit dedicated to rebuilding the […]

Public health workers in South Seattle

National Service for Public Health?

By Nancy Spannaus April 9, 2020—The editorial in the April 8 online newsletter of the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) calls for a “Bold Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic” by the creation of a program of national service for public health. This FDR-style idea deserves immediate attention and action. […]

by April 9, 2020 healthcare, 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