Coalition urges Congress to implement dig-once policies to aid broadband growth

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Federal government, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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The proposal would require crews to install conduit — tubes designed to group and protect large amounts of wiring and fiber —while building federally funded highways.

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Federal government may study economic impact of broadband

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Federal government, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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The co-chairs of the Senate Broadband Caucus both represent states with sizable rural populations.

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The federal debt is $20 trillion? Try $100 trillion

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Accountability, Budget and Spending, Federal Government, Federal government, National, News, Pensions, Transparency  /  No Comments

Most federal debt is hidden off the books in the form of promised — and unfunded — future payments to Medicare and Social Security recipients.

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Sunshine Week: Poor transparency plagues local tax abatement programs

By   /  March 13, 2017  /  Accountability, Jobs + Growth, National, News, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Most cities and counties do not disclose the names of companies that receive property tax abatements and other economic incentives,

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FCC’s new chairman takes hits, praise from Senate committee

By   /  March 9, 2017  /  Federal Government, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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TechFreedom’s Berin Szoka says Ajit Pai “has long been a champion for open government.”

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Air fair? Battle erupts over subsidies for international airlines

By   /  March 9, 2017  /  Economy, Federal Government, Jobs + Growth, National, New Jersey, New York, News, Regulations, Transportation  /  No Comments

U.S. airlines complain that subsidies for foreign competititors threaten American jobs and violate international agreements.

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