Climate Bill Should Top the Congress’ To-Do List

July 26th, 2010

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Who Killed the Climate Bill?

July 23rd, 2010

Foreign Policy Magazine

July 23, 2010

This is how a climate bill dies. On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced the bad news: “We don’t have the votes.” Without a single Republican backing the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act, the Senate’s version of a comprehensive energy bill, there was no point taking it to the floor, he explained. For now, there was no way to move forward.

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The chasm between gov’t and governed

July 19th, 2010

By William McKenzie
Dallas Morning News
July 19, 2010

From afar, Washington increasingly looks as if it has descended into tribalism. We’ve always had our factions, so some of the splintering is not new. But the degree to which leaders exist simply to perpetuate their tribe seems at an alarming high, thanks to the payback cycle tracing through Bill Clinton’s impeachment and George W. Bush’s contested 2000 victory.

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Jump-start job creation by focusing on how we produce, use and conserve energy

July 12th, 2010

Opinion: Hard Cap on Property Taxes Means Hard Votes on Taxpayer Toolkit

July 9th, 2010

By Pete McDonough, Jr.
NJ Spotlight
July 9, 2010

The bipartisan agreement to cap property tax growth at 2 percent is welcome news for New Jersey’s beleaguered property tax payers, but it’s only the first step. The tactics to make it a reality lie in Governor Christie’s proposed “toolkit” to help municipal leaders control the costs that drive property taxes.

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Ohio officials call for barrier to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes

July 8th, 2010

By Lee Bergquist
The Journal Sentinel
July 8, 2010

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and that state’s attorney general, Richard Cordray, called Wednesday for immediate construction of a physical barrier in the Calumet River in Illinois to fight the threat of Asian carp entering the Great Lakes.

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