Who Killed the Climate Bill?

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

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

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. [...]

By |2010-09-24T07:08:53-05:00July 9th, 2010|All Posts, News|0 Comments