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  • Obama administration plans $320 million to aid Detroit recovery

    09/27/2013 11:04:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/27/13 08:45 AM ET | Justin Sink
    Top Obama administration officials will head to Detroit on Friday to announce nearly $320 million in federal and private aid as the city grapples with the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history. The aid includes money for housing rehabilitation and demolition, some $30 million targeted to fight crime and reduce the city’s notoriously long emergency response times, and millions more to rehabilitate the city’s transportation network. …
  • Administration Pressures Washington DOT

    04/23/2013 10:46:21 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Apr 2013 | John Semmens
    A series of signs critical of President Obama may cost the State of Washington its share of federal aid for highway construction. The signs are on private property but can be seen by travelers on I-5 about 90 miles south of Seattle near the town of Chehalis. “Interstate highways are 90% funded by the federal government,” said USDOT Secretary Ray LaHood. “It is improper that they be exploited for the communication of messages opposing the government.” The Secretary added “we’d regret having to resort to withholding funds, but when people don’t show the appropriate respect for all the President is...
  • Behind a Call That Kept Nursing Home Patients in Storm’s Path (Sandy)

    12/03/2012 11:26:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 2, 2012 | JENNIFER PRESTON, SHERI FINK and MICHAEL POWELL
    Hurricane Sandy was swirling northward, four days before landfall, and at the Sea Crest Health Care Center, a nursing home overlooking the Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn,workers were gathering medicines and other supplies as they prepared to evacuate. Then the call came from health officials: Mayor....Bloomberg,acting on the advice of his aides and those of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo,recommended that nursing homes and adult homes stay put. The 305 residents would ride out the storm.The same advisory also took administrators by surprise at the Ocean Promenade nursing home,which faces the Atlantic Ocean in Queens. They canceled plans to move 105...
  • Chris Christie: Send aid now; cut later

    08/31/2011 4:22:20 PM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies · 1+ views
    AP via POLITICO ^ | August 31, 2011
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has reacted angrily to a fight brewing in Washington over whether Hurricane Irene disaster aid may need to be offset by federal spending cuts. The Republican governor told a news conference Wednesday in the flood-ravaged town of Lincoln Park he doesn’t want to hear that offsetting budget cuts have to come before aid is distributed. He says no such discussion was held when help went to Joplin, Mo., where a deadly May tornado damaged 7,500 homes.
  • Dramatic Growth of Christian University Has Come With Federal Strings Attached

    04/05/2011 12:29:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 04/05/2011 | Dave Bohon
    Liberty University, the Christian evangelical college founded by the late television pastor and pro-family spokesman Jerry Falwell as an extension of his Lynchburg, Virginia congregation in 1971, has taken its place as the nation’s eighth largest, four-year university and the largest private four-year, non-profit university in the United States, the school announced in a press release on March 28. The designation came from the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. The university exploded from its ranking as the 25th largest liberal arts school to number eight in just one year, largely...
  • For-Profits Fight Accountability

    09/14/2010 6:29:43 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 14, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    In yet another attempt to avoid being judged by tangible standards like everyone else, some colleges are fighting legislation designed to hold them accountable for their efforts. “For-profit colleges, under attack in Congress and faced with regulation that could ravage their revenues, are staging an aggressive, but increasingly hopeless, campaign to ward off legislation and defeat a proposed rule,” Kelly Field reported in The Chronicle of Higher Education on September 10, 2010. “In recent weeks, their representatives have filed thousands of comments criticizing the Education Department’s ‘gainful employment’ rule, which would cut off federal student aid to programs whose graduates...
  • Native American tribe reclaims slice of the Hamptons after court victory

    07/11/2010 8:05:43 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 80 replies
    guardian.co.uk ^ | July 11, 2010 | Paul Harris
    From a distance the teardrop-shaped peninsula looks just like any other bit of the famed Hamptons shoreline. Thick woods crowd down to the water's edge, and through the trees houses and roads can be glimpsed. But this land is not part of the Hamptons, neither is it really part of the United States any more. This patch – in the middle of the playground to Manhattan's social elite – is proudly and fiercely Native American country. Almost four centuries since their first contact with the white man and after a 32-year court battle that has just ended in victory, the...
  • State Senate Candidate Spotlights Cost of Federal Aid

    06/07/2010 4:45:54 AM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 5 replies · 14+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | June 7, 2010 | Walter Scott Hudson
    Calling into The Sue Jeffers Show on KTLK-FM in Minneapolis on Saturday, state senate candidate Norann Dillon shared an astute analogy for the hidden cost of state's accepting federal money. The topic at hand was Minnesota's expanding light rail system, the construction of which is highly subsidized by federal grants. Acknowledging the tendency of state legislators to regard available federal dollars as "free money," Dillon compared a more common transaction. It's the reason my kids are always so impressed when they see the new mobile phones come out and they say, "Oh look! They're free!" Well, there's a reason why....
  • Report: Federal aid created or saved 250,000 education jobs

    10/19/2009 10:40:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies · 632+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/19/2009 | Nicvk Anderson
    Tens of billions of dollars in federal economic aid has created or saved 250,000 education jobs, the Obama administration announced Monday, although states and school systems continue to face enormous fiscal pressures. The figures in the report issued by the White House and the Education Department do not address how many education jobs have been cut this year because of the recession, nor do they project how many are in jeopardy in the coming year. States from coast to coast are warning of education funding troubles ahead. This month, D.C. school officials laid off more than 380 teachers and other...
  • Schwarzenegger calls for federal aid (Feds should stimulate states with stimulus package funds)

    11/12/2008 7:01:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 355+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/12/08 | Kevin Yamamura
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday the federal government should give money to states as part of a financial stimulus package, and he insisted that such assistance would not be a bailout. "We are also asking the federal government to help," Schwarzenegger told the Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce. "Because we all know, and this is another thing we have been fighting for the last five years since I have come into office, they are giving us only 80 cents on the dollar. And there's some $40-some billion they are holding back. So it's not like we are asking for...
  • THE BIG EASY'S BILLION DOLLAR BOONDOGGLE--federal relief $$$ divvied=$425,000 per person

    08/30/2007 8:41:10 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 45 replies · 2,611+ views
    ncpa.org ^ | August 30, 2007
    Federal Spending & Budget Issues August 30, 2007 THE BIG EASY'S BILLION DOLLAR BOONDOGGLE The idea of using federal money to rebuild cities is the quintessential liberal vision. And given the dreadful results in New Orleans, we can say that the government's billions spent so far represents the quintessential failure of that liberal vision, says Lawrence Kudlow, host of CNBC's Kudlow & Company. Consider: So far, the federal government has spent $127 billion (including tax relief) on post-Katrina New Orleans. The entire gross domestic product (GDP) of the state of Louisiana is only $141 billion, according to the U.S. Department...
  • Planned Parenthood Reports Banner Year

    06/16/2007 12:30:27 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 157+ views
    azconservative ^ | 16 June 2007 | John Semmens
    Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading provider of abortions, announced that the organization performed a record 264,943 abortions, received record taxpayer funding of $305.3 million, netted a record profit of $55.8 million, and held assets totaling more than $839 million in their annual report for the last fiscal year. "During a year of great change and growth, and in a political climate of increasing assaults on promiscuous and irresponsible sexual behavior, Planned Parenthood continued to make enormous strides toward preventing unwanted births from ruining the lives of women and men worldwide," said Etta Young, spokesperson for the organization. Young acknowledged that,...
  • Kennedy Leads Congressional Discrimination Against Private Schools in Katrina Relief

    09/21/2005 5:44:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies · 772+ views
    09.21.05
    Dear Colleague, That exemplary Catholic politician, the one who supports unfettered access to abortion and other enormities, is now blocking federal aid to New Orleans students who want to attend private schools on an emergency basis. Good man, Ted, good man. Spread the word. Yours sincerely, Austin Ruse President Kennedy Leads Congressional Discrimination Against Private Schools in Katrina Relief     One of the Senate's best known Catholics has worked to reject a proposal by President Bush that would have given families displaced by Hurricane Katrina financial aid to send their children to private or parochial schools. A bipartisan student relief...
  • "HUNGRY HOME WRECKERS" Termites infest all houses and 30 percent of the trees in greater New Orleans

    09/13/2005 3:12:33 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies · 2,842+ views
    icfhomes.com ^ | Sept/Oct 2000 | Sharon O'Malley
    There are two kinds of homes in New Orleans' historic French Quarter, says Allen Fugler, vice president of marketing for Lipca, an insurer of pest-control operator: "homes that have Formosan termites and those that will get them fairly soon". Indeed, the vicious Formosan subterranean termite, dubbed "super termite" by Louisiana State University's agriculture research and extension center, has infested nearly all of the houses and 30 percent of the trees in greater New Orleans, costing homeowners and the state and federal governments $300 million annually in repairs and prevention efforts. Unlike ordinary termites, these pests can literally destroy a wood-framed...
  • Ending the College Loan Giveaway

    06/29/2005 12:05:49 AM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 552+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 29, 2005 | Masthead Editorial
    Forty-two members of the Republican rank and file in the House sent a powerful message to their leaders last week when they joined with Democrats and voted to close an outrageous loophole that allows lenders to skim billions of dollars from loans that should be going to needy college students. At issue is a special category of student loans for which the government guarantees lenders a gargantuan return of 9.5 percent, even though the prevailing rate charged to students is lower than 3.5 percent. The loans, backed by tax-exempt bonds, were created in the 1980's, when interest rates were high,...
  • Federal Disaster Aid Ordered For Ohio Tornado Recovery (And Some Scary Pictures)

    11/19/2002 9:20:47 AM PST · by TonyInOhio · 1 replies · 370+ views
    FEMA ^ | 11/19/02 | Unattributed
    Washington, D. C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster aid has been made available to help families and businesses in northwestern Ohio recover from the string of violent tornadoes that ravaged the area last week. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said President Bush authorized the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued for Ohio following a review of the agency's analysis of the state's request for federal relief. The declaration covers damage to private property from severe storms and tornadoes that occurred November 10. "President Bush understands how devastating these storms...