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Stronger NJ Business Loan Program – Helping New Jersey Small Businesses Rebuild and Recover Post-Superstorm Sandy

New Jersey small businesses devastated by Superstorm Sandy now have a new source of economic assistance. Approved by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority on June 11 2013, the Stronger NJ Business Loan Program went...more

Super Storm Sandy, Climate Change and Telecommunications Infrastructure: The Report from Mayor Bloomberg’s Special Initiative on...

On June 12, 2013, Mayor Bloomberg reported the findings and recommendations of his post-Super Storm Sandy task force. The goal of the report is primarily to minimize disruptions from climate hazards and to improve New York...more

Infrastructure Alert - April 17, 2013

Last week, President Obama released his FY2014 budget, outlining several proposals to fund new infrastructure programs. The budget proposes $40 billion for “Fix it First” projects to repair existing infrastructure, as well...more

Call For Comments On The Third National Climate Assessment

The draft “National Assessment of Supply Chain and Other Developing Risks” was issued just last month. It outlined increasing threats to infrastructure, food and water supplies, air quality, national security, public health...more

Infrastructure Alert - January 15, 2013

The $50.7 billion Hurricane Sandy relief package is currently being debated in the House. Monday night, the Rules Committee approved 13 amendments for floor consideration. After neglecting to schedule a vote on an aid...more

Capital Thinking Update - January 7, 2013

In This Issue: - General Legislative - Fiscal Cliff - Agriculture & Food - Budget, Appropriations - Cybersecurity - Education - Energy - Environment - Financial Services - Health...more

Infrastructure Alert - January 3, 2013

The 112th Congress adjourned before voting on any Hurricane Sandy relief bill. Although the Senate passed a $60.4 billion relief bill, the House did not hold a vote on it nor the Republican-backed alternative $27 billion...more

Maine Voices: Bad roads will lead Maine nowhere - We can wait for a disaster like Sandy to force us to improve our infrastructure,...

Originally published in the Portland Press Herald on 12/23/12. Superstorm Sandy wasn't a direct hit to Maine, but areas of New Jersey and New York were devastated. This recent natural disaster is one reason that the new...more

Infrastructure Alert - December 11, 2012

On November 27, President Obama signed S.1956, the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011, into law. The law allows the Department of Transportation to exempt U.S. airlines from the carbon tax...more

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