Wednesday, July 17, 2013
New York City is a leading center for neuroscience research, so you'd think it would stand to benefit from President Obama's new $100 million initiative to map the human brian.
Monday, April 09, 2012
By Osborne Hazel : Economics and legal blogger
Last Thursday, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, which included many policies intended to help small and emerging businesses grow into larger, more successful companies.
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
This week, President Barack Obama is expected to sign into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, cutting regulations that supporters say prevent companies from growing but critics say provide crucial investor protection.
This Week's Agenda: GOP Primary in Illinois, Senate Takes Up Deregulation Bill, Future of US in Afghanistan
Monday, March 19, 2012
GOP Presidential candidates take the fight for the nomination to Illinois, while the Senate takes up the JOBS Act, a business de-regulation bill that SEC Chair Mary Schapiro warns would expose investors to fraud. The U.N. Security council meets to discuss the future of Afghanistan, while American officials debate the American role in the country. Finally, the Transportation Security Administration announces new regulations for elderly passengers as the owners of the Mets go to trial over money they made in the Madoff scandal.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Ok, let's remember that this is not a budget -- or that it's not a budget, only. It's a political document, in a campaign year, that is designed to press forward President Obama's case that he is on the side hard-working Americans, not the 1 %
Having said that, the transportation portion (pdf) is remarkable in its consistency -- you'd never know the drubbing President Obama took last year on high speed rail and the jobs act.
*Like last year, the President wants a half-trillion dollar, six-year transportation bill. (It's broken out slightly differently, but with $476 for a transportation bill and $50 billion in immediate investments -- a.k.a the jobs bill -- its almost the same as last years $550 billion proposal.)
*Like last year, the President wants to spend about $50 billion on high speed rail, despite a drubbing in Congress in 2011.
*There's no backing down on TIGER grants and "streets that accommodate pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access."
More soon, after Transpo Secretary Ray LaHood's conference call.
Friday, October 21, 2011
By Solomon Kleinsmith : IAFC Blogger
-Solomon Kleinsmith, It's A Free Country blogger.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
President Obama has been on a tour to push his $447-billion jobs package, and he's been meeting with small business owners in places like North Carolina and Ohio, making it clear that they are at the heart of his plan for economic recovery. Meanwhile, some Congressional Democrats are already saying that the jobs bill will need some major changes in order to pass. Can small businesses really save our ailing economy?
Friday, September 09, 2011
By Jami Floyd : IAFC Blogger
-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.