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News – Green Alternatives Elicit Bipartisan Support

An unlikely power couple has emerged on the clean energy stage. And it’s been suggested that lawmakers take notice.  In a recent New York Times article, Texas and California were highlighted as important policy laboratories on the cutting edge of alternative energy in the absence of sustained federal action to …

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Christine Ferguson of NSI: “Food Safety Plans Could Help States”

The Obama Administration’s plans to upgrade the food safety system could bring welcome relief to local and state agencies who have struggled to prevent food illness outbreaks amid bureaucracy as well as limited resources and federal leadership.  Plans include a new, public health-focused approach to food safety based on three …

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Al Gordon: ARRA Saves States from Deeper Dive

Though state officials have faced difficult choices as they struggle to finalize 2010 budgets across the country, it’s clear the task would have been even more grim without a crucial infusion of federal money.  According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, as dire as the states’ fiscal condition …

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States Put Bulk of Discretionary Stimulus Spending into Public Safety Projects

Al Gordon of NSI reports: “While the bulk of stimulus funding earmarked for state recovery efforts comes with conditions, a small amount comes with the freedom for officials to do with what they please.  According to a recent report published by the Council of State Governments, states are spending $8.8 …

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