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JLTV: Arkansas Likely To Approve Bonds For Lockheed Factory

JLTV: Arkansas Likely To Approve Bonds For Lockheed Factory

Not every vote on a Pentagon program is cast in Washington, DC. Today, the Arkansas state legislature convened in special session to decide on an $87 million bond issue to benefit aerospace giant Lockheed Martin. The “super project” at stake — to use the Arkansas statute’s term of art — is the expansion of Lockheed’s… Keep reading →

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Manufacturing employment increased in California for a third straight year, reports the 2015 Directory of California Manufacturers® an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. According to data collected by MNI, California manufacturers added 31,525 jobs from March 2014 to March 2015, an increase of 2%, slightly ahead of the… Keep reading →

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Clean energy advocates in California were pretty excited two months ago when an administrative law judge told state utilities regulators they should look for preferred alternatives to approving a power purchase agreement for power from a new natural gas-fired plant in San Diego County. Alternatives like renewable energy, storage, efficiency and demand response. “This is a huge reversal… Keep reading →

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A staggering C$1.149 billion ($958 million) – that’s how much money developers had offered the Lax Kw’alaams Band, a First Nation community of 3,600 on  British Columbia’s northwest coast, for clearance to build a liquefied natural gas terminal in their territory. They said no. “Hopefully, the public will recognize that unanimous consensus in communities (and… Keep reading →

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The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) and Texas NICUSA, LLC (NIC) are proud to announce a transformative state government portal experience with the launch of the new, one-page Texas.gov. As the state’s official website, the goal of Texas.gov has always been to provide citizens with simple, secure, and immediate access to government information and… Keep reading →

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Today Governor Brown released the May Revision to his proposal for the California 2015-16 state budget. Despite the $6.7 billion growth in revenue that includes $5.5 billion in Proposition 98 funds, which support preK-14 education, the governor’s proposal includes only minimal increases for young learners from birth to age 5. The May Revise proposes a… Keep reading →

Congress Prepares To Vote On Debt Ceiling Deal

Last week, the Republican Congress is expected to unveil its fiscal year 2016 budget resolution just as House defense authorizers start marking up their annual bill. What will that mean for the US military? Bottom line, the Pentagon should realistically expectno more than $569 billion from Congress in the final, enacted 2016 budget between base and… Keep reading →

US Nuclear Power Safety: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

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  Well, it depends on who you ask, of course. But some suggest the existing US nuclear regulatory framework contains flaws – that in some cases – allow cost to trump safety. There has always been tension between the nuclear industry and the regulators that oversee it. The strongly-held views that permeate discussions around safety,… Keep reading →

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Supporters of the Obama administration Iran deal have had a rough couple weeks. The bipartisan passage of the Corker-Mendez bill (the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015) out of the Foreign Relations Committee, conveyed in no uncertain terms that Congress is concerned enough about this deal to insist it have a voice. It also raises the question: how… Keep reading →

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Manufacturers’ News, Inc.–New Mexico posted a second straight year of manufacturing job gains in 2014, reports the 2015 New Mexico Manufacturers Register®, an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. According to data collected by MNI, New Mexico manufacturers added 1,831 jobs in 2014, or 3.3%, more than double the… Keep reading →

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At the next Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting held in Iqaluit, Nunavut (Canada) on 24-25 April 2015, the US will take over chairmanship of the Arctic Council from Canada for the next two years until May 2017. This comes at a time of unprecedented geopolitical volatility and tension – at least since the end of the Cold… Keep reading →

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