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Ryan-Murray 2.0: The 2016 Defense Budget By The Numbers

Ryan-Murray 2.0: The 2016 Defense Budget By The Numbers

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 →

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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 →

As Default Deadline Nears, Congress Continues Debate Debt Ceiling Plan

Congresswomen Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.) and Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) introduced the Mental Health First Aid Act, a bill authorizing $20 million in grants for Mental Health First Aid trainings around the country. The proposed legislation is the counterpart to a Senate bill (S. 711) introduced in March by Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.),… Keep reading →

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Green groups are contemplating the next battle after the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline is over. While no one knows what the ultimate fate of the pipeline will be, the decision will come soon and activists will need to move on to other issues. Green groups including the Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, 350.org,… Keep reading →

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Manufacturers’ News, Inc. — Manufacturing employment increased in New Jersey for a second straight year, reports the 2015 New Jersey Manufacturers Register ®, an industrial database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. According to data collected by MNI, New Jersey manufacturers added 2,651 jobs from January 2014 to January 2015, a… Keep reading →

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The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA) commend Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper for signing critical legislation to create a pathway for the substitution of interchangeable biologic medicines. Governor Hickenlooper signed the legislation into law on April 3rd. The Colorado House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 71 in March with a vote… Keep reading →

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California Governor Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions for the first time in the state’s history. The dramatic order comes in response to an ever deepening drought crisis now in its fourth year. Gov. Brown held his press conference in an open field in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The field would normally be covered in… Keep reading →

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In contrast to losses suffered by most of New England and the Northeast, industrial employment in Rhode Island posted a gain in 2014, reports the 2015 Rhode Island Manufacturers Register ®, a manufacturers database and directory published by Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. According to data collected by MNI, Rhode Island manufacturers added 915… Keep reading →

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