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5 transportation tech trends to watch 30.11.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Cities that predict potholes, robo-taxis in Vegas, shared micro-mobility options and an EV charging buildout? What we heard backstage at VERGE 18.
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GOP Lawmakers Divided On Highway Funding As Trust Fund Expiration Looms 1.5.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- The federal money pot that pays for roads, bridges and mass transit expires in one month, and lawmakers are struggling to build support for legislation that would extend it. Top Senate Republicans have been meeting for weeks on legislation to fund the Transportation Department’s Highway Trust Fund before the current authorization runs out on May 31. With an extension, the Transportation Department says the fund has enough money to pay its bills until roughly July. Come August, however, the money will stop and the department legally cannot pay states and transit agencies. Four states have already halted work on new infrastructure projects, according to a letter Senate Democrats sent to Finance Committee Chairman Orin Hatch (R-Utah) this week. “Congress is running out of time and we have been down this road before,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), ranking member on the Finance Committee, wrote with the 11 other Democratic committee members. “We know all too well that our nation’s infrastructure is ...
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Evan Bayh May Run For Governor Again 10.7.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Former Indiana Governor and Senator Evan Bayh (D) said he hasn't ruled out running for governor again in 2016. "I think it's less likely than more likely," Bayh told Howey Politics . "I haven’t ruled it out." Bayh, a Fox News contributor, wrote of his decision to retire from Congress in a 2010 New York Times op-ed in which he panned the "institutional and cultural impediments" of the Senate. Instead of going back to Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, where he lectured before winning his Senate seat, Bayh made a lucrative life for himself after Congress as a partner at the lobbying firm McGuireWoods , a senior advisor at Apollo Global Management and a member of the CIA's advisory board. Bayh currently has $9.8 million in his inactive campaign account. Bayh's potential opponent, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R), is seen as a prospective 2016 presidential ...
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Appropriations Bill Would Block New Mountaintop Removal Fill Rules 15.1.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Appropriations Bill Would Block New Mountaintop Removal Fill Rules
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Spending Bill Protects Inefficient Light Bulbs And Money For Coal Abroad 14.1.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Spending Bill Protects Inefficient Light Bulbs And Money For Coal Abroad
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Blanche Lincoln, Former Senator, Attacked For Lobbying For Monsanto, Walmart 15.11.2013 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Lincoln’s lobbying firm has also hired her former staffer Robert Holifield -- who served as her staff director on the Senate Agriculture Committee when she was the committee chair -- as a partner at her lobbying firm. This shows that Senator Lincoln is going beyond using her own connections she developed as a Senator to cash in -- she’s actively recruiting former Congressional staff to boost her efforts to influence leaders on Capitol Hill. Monsanto is clearly already far too influential in the halls of Congress, as evidenced by the “Monsanto Protection Act.” ...
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Rick Snyder Will Shut Down Secret Michigan NERD Fund, Still Hasn't Revealed Donors 22.10.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Paying for the upscale condo rented at the Westin Book Cadillac by Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, as well as other expenses of Orr's. The condo is rented at a price of $4,200 per month; the fund also paid for travel expenses for Orr to see his family, which resides in Maryland. Wurfel told the Detroit Free Press that one of the fund's stated purposes is to offset the cost of governance . Orr's salary is $275,000. “Given the financial straits of the city, the limited resources of the state, and the very big and challenging job that Kevyn was hired to do, it was deemed appropriate and necessary to help save taxpayer dollars,” Wurfel said. $130,638 spent on a security system and new furniture for the state-owned residences used by Gov. Snyder, according to the Detroit Free Press. $100,000 in consulting fees to MI Partners LLC. Gov. Snyder is the sole client of the consulting firm run by Rich Baird, who Gov. Snyder calls his "transformation manager," according to the Detroit News. ...
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Republicans Want To Hamper Campaign Finance Prosecutions 9.7.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- Republicans on the Federal Election Commission want to make it more difficult for the Justice Department to prosecute campaign finance violations. The proposal...
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Pro-Hillary Super PAC Seems To Worry A Few Anonymous Washington Post Sources And That's About It 21.6.2013 Huffpolitics on The Huffington Post
Pro-Hillary Super PAC Seems To Worry A Few Anonymous Washington Post Sources And That's About It
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Can New York Fix Its Campaign Finance Laws? 6.6.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- Fake hundred dollar bills rained down on the New York State Senate in Albany on Wednesday as protesters called for the passage of...
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Senator Questions Sexism In GOP Boycott Of Obama Nominee 15.5.2013 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) questioned the Republican Party's commitment to women after Senate Republicans boycotted a vote for Gina McCarthy, the president's nominee to lead...
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Largest Electorate Yet Set To Vote On Citizens United 14.5.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
When Angelenos go to the polls next week to choose the next mayor of Los Angeles, they also will be the largest electorate to vote...
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Senator Calls Out 'Soul-Crushing' Congressional Activity 8.5.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) unloaded about the "soul-crushing" fundraising work required to run a political campaign, speaking at a Yale University...
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Major Republican Donor Dies At 80 15.4.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune. Bob Perry, a wealthy homebuilder and philanthropist who was among the nation's largest political givers, has died...
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Political Spending Reaches Record Highs 6.4.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
BOSTON -- Operating with few rules and limited oversight, outside groups spent a record $1 billion to influence last year's election. Politicians of all persuasions...
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Officials Turn Up The Heat On Secretive Dark Money Groups 24.3.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- California officials have widened an investigation into the source of $11 million that was mysteriously funnelled by a few nonprofit groups in 2012...
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John Bolton Launches Super PAC 13.3.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Former United Nations ambassador and Fox News contributor John Bolton has started a new super PAC focused on national security. According to the Center for...
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Obama Group Makes Huge Reversal After Outcry 7.3.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- The group run by former advisers to President Barack Obama is reversing course, saying it won't take corporate money and will disclose how...
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Complaint Over Super PAC's Oil Money Demands Closer Look 6.3.2013 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- A collection of good government and environmental groups filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Tuesday against Chevron, a federal...
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Tea Party Group Opens Up To Unlimited Donations 9.2.2013 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
It seems like just about every political figure and group has a super PAC these days. On Friday, Tea Party Patriots, one of the nation's...
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