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  • Private Toll Operators Salivate Over Donald Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

    06/11/2017 11:05:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 129 replies
    The Intercept ^ | June 6, 2017 | Lee Fang
    Investors are hoping to seize upon the $1 trillion infrastructure plan proposed by President Donald Trump to transform the nation’s highways, bridges, and tunnels into assets they can monetize by adding tolls and other user fees.The Trump infrastructure plan, which the administration plans to roll out this week, is centered on the idea of “asset recycling,” which refers to the process of securing new infrastructure spending by leasing the operations of existing public property to private operators.The privatization-centered scheme has the nation’s largest toll operators salivating. Transurban, Cintra, and TransCore, three major toll operators, have retained federal lobbyists to influence...
  • Law Professor: Trump Can't Hold Lease On His Hotel Near White House

    11/29/2016 1:50:29 PM PST · by Theoria · 92 replies
    NPR ^ | 29 Nov 2016 | Jackie Northam
    After Donald Trump is sworn in as president on Jan. 20, he will follow a time-honored tradition and make his way from the U.S. Capitol down Pennsylvania Avenue. Along the way, just a few blocks before he reaches the White House, he'll pass the Trump International Hotel. The 263-room luxury hotel is becoming the focus of a debate over conflict of interest between Trump and his business dealings. Trump doesn't actually own the landmark building, which was once the headquarters of the U.S. Post Office. In 2013, he signed a 60-year lease for the building with the General Services Administration,...
  • Will next governor pave the way for more public-private partnerships?

    10/11/2016 7:05:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Indiana Lawyer ^ | October 11, 2016 | Hayleigh Colombo, IBJ Staff
    The controversial 2006 lease of the Indiana Toll Road paved the way for highway projects funded by public-private partnerships in Indiana — including the relatively smooth and nearly finished building of a bridge over the Ohio River at Louisville and the beleaguered construction of a 21-mile stretch of Interstate 69 from Bloomington to Martinsville. Indiana’s next governor — whose road-funding agenda will likely shape discussions at next year’s budget session of the Indiana General Assembly — will have a major role in crafting future deals to fund projects and maintain the state’s infrastructure. The question is whether the state will...
  • Local pro-life organization denied Vacaville lease, files suit

    12/04/2014 7:16:01 PM PST · by Morgana
    The Reporter ^ | 12/03/14 | Melissa Murphy
    In a dispute that could have greater legal implications, a local pro-life organization filed suit Wednesday against a landlord, whose Vacaville office building houses Planned Parenthood, alleging religious discrimination after the owner first agreed to lease space to the group and then reneged, saying only that their pro-life clinic was “not a good fit.” Pacific Justice Institute, a nonprofit legal defense organization, filed the complaint on behalf of Alpha Pregnancy Clinics of Northern California in Solano County Superior Court, alleging breach of contract and violation of the organization’s civil rights. Alpha, a licensed medical clinic in the state of California,...
  • High prices are driving more motorists to rent tires

    06/08/2013 10:48:09 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 67 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Saturday, June 8, 2013 | Ken Bensinger
    Chains such as Rent-a-Wheel and Rimco are seeing business boom. Many consumers pay double or triple the cost of buying and face aggressive repossession policies. When the tires on their Dodge Caravan had worn so thin that the steel belts were showing through, Don and Florence Cherry couldn't afford to buy a new set. So they decided to rent instead. The Rich Square, N.C., couple last September agreed to pay Rent-N-Roll $54.60 a month for 18 months in exchange for four basic Hankook tires. Over the life of the deal, that works out to $982, almost triple what the radials...
  • Sign: “For Lease, Absolutely NO Abortion Clinics”

    04/06/2013 2:45:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    I’m breaking my Saturday rule not to post anything not urgent, because this is so awesome. Click to enlarge… IMG_1305 2 Lynn Mills just sent that photo to me. The sign was posted by the pro-life businessman who bought late-term abortionist Reginald Sharpe’s mill in Livonia, Michigan. Isn’t it great?
  • Oh, Tesla: Your 'Lease' Is Smart, But That Calculator Wasn't

    04/03/2013 1:40:03 PM PDT · by jjotto · 10 replies ^ | Apr 3, 2013 | John Voelcker
    Well, that didn't take long. Yesterday, just before 5 pm Eastern time, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] released details of its new "lease-like" financing product. The general consensus in the media (we read a lot of Tesla coverage here, folks) has been that it's smart for Tesla to offer financing for its Model S electric luxury sport sedan. It will expand the pool of potential owners. But the press release, and a subsequent media call with CEO Elon Musk, mentioned a cost calculator on the company's website that purports to let users calculate the true net out-of-pocket cost for a 2013 Tesla...
  • Obama Administration Touts 38 Million Acre Lease Sale, But It’s Déjŕ Vu All Over Again

    02/10/2013 4:13:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/10/13 | Steve Maley
    This week the Department of the Interior grandly announced plans for its March oil and gas lease sale in the Central Gulf of Mexico, off Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The announcement might have been more fitting for Groundhog Day. DOI: 38 Million Acres in Gulf of Mexico Up for Grabs To follow through with President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand domestic energy production, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that the upcoming Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 227 will offer 38.6 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama for oil and gas exploration and development. … “The...
  • GM Admits There's No Market for Chevy Volt (Dealer tax credit, lease scam)

    09/13/2012 10:28:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | September 13, 2012 | Mark Modica
    A Reuters' article earlier this week created quite a buzz when it suggested that General Motors was losing $49,000 on every Chevy Volt sold. While many continue to debate just how much money GM loses on the politically-motivated car, a more important story on the Volt was reported by last week which explained the increase in August sales numbers for the vehicle. The piece exposes how GM (along with taxpayers) is heavily subsidizing leases and even gets an embarrassing admission from GM on the struggling Volt that, "The whole idea is we're creating a market." And this blockbuster,...
  • New Wheels: Is It Better to Lease or Buy?

    05/31/2012 8:19:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | May 31, 2012 | Carrie Schwab Pomerantz
    Dear Carrie: I've been out of school for just under a year and have a nice steady job. I need a new car, but I don't know if I should buy or lease. I'm earning a decent income, but I don't have much saved. Your advice, please? --A Reader Dear Reader: This is a good question for someone in your situation -- or for anyone looking to buy a car. And actually there are three car-buying choices: buy outright, buy over time or lease. Buying a quality used car outright and driving it for many years is probably the most...
  • 'Israel may lease east Jerusalem from a Palestinian State'

    10/29/2010 11:54:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 1+ views
    jpost ^ | 10/29/10 | Staff
    The US is negotiating the future borders of the Palestinian state with Israel, according to a report released by Arab newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat on Friday. One option is reportedly that Israel would lease land in east Jerusalem from the Palestinian state for 40-99 years. Palestinian sources confirmed to the paper that the US and Israel are discussing borders and settlements, but PA President Mahmoud Abbas does not yet know the details. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office refused to confirm or deny the reports, and State Department sources told the paper that Israel and the US are discussing matters "as a
  • Special lease auction approaches new Wyo. record

    07/12/2010 5:04:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/12/10 | Mead Gruver - ap
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. – An unprecedented special state oil and gas lease auction to handle a rush to drill for oil in eastern Wyoming has grossed a near-record $42 million. The Office of State Lands and Investments held Friday's auction in response to demand from oil companies to snap up leasing rights. Figures released Monday showed bids for the right to drill on state land ranged as high as $3,200 an acre. That's comparable to the high prices paid in May at a regular state lease auction that grossed a record $45.6 million for Wyoming. Friday's special sale was Wyoming's second...
  • Lease-to-Own Lure: Alleged Real Estate Scam Preyed on Absentee Owners

    06/08/2010 2:48:37 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies · 32+ views ^ | June 8, 2010 | Sheree Curry
    Riding up to homes for sale on her bicycle, Pamela Winegardner allegedly would chat with listing agents about her new business ventures, her career as a six-figure human resources consultant, her dying grandmother, her boyfriend's injured daughter, and her need to move quickly out of her current rental because the owners have new people moving in soon. She'd like to buy this home, she reportedly said, but she first needed to lease it for a couple of months while she waited for some financial matters from a business deal to settle. She came across as poised, friendly, and likable, but...
  • Mall Merchant Has Lease Terminated for Selling NoBama Stickers!

    09/25/2009 6:13:01 PM PDT · by ThankGod4W · 30 replies · 2,512+ views
    WJHL News 11 ^ | September 25, 2009 | G. Jackson
    Dan Fuchs is a local businessman who set up a graphic arts kiosk at The Johnson City, Tennessee mall. Business was slow until a customer suggested he try selling stickers with the NoBama message. Business picked up and he expanded his line of 'anti-Obama' stickers. Today, mall administration terminated Fuchs' lease after it began receiving complaints about the allegedly 'anti-Obama' merchandise. Fuchs said he also sold 'pro-Obama' stickers, but the mall administration felt he wasn't offering a fair balance between anti and pro Obama stickers. In the video story on Channel 11's website, the mall spokeswoman inexplicably says that the...
  • Conservative Kiosk Owner Hopes for a New Lease at North Carolina Mall

    07/27/2009 5:18:24 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies · 757+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 7/27/2009 | Staff
    A man who sells conservative merchandise at a kiosk in a North Carolina mall says he hopes he'll be able to keep pushing "Impeach Obama" bumper stickers after his lease expires on Friday. Loren Spivack says his kiosk, Free Market Warrior, is being nudged out of the Concord Mills mall in Concord, N.C., beacause of political reasons. The hottest sellers at the kiosk, which has been in the mall for roughly three months, are items that are critical of President Obama, Spivack said. They include a “Work Harder, Obama Needs the Money” bumper sticker and a T-shirt that lists the...
  • Obama Deceptively Leases Space for SC Headquarters

    10/09/2008 10:14:35 AM PDT · by Livin_large · 43 replies · 1,855+ views
    The Web | 10/9/2008 | Me
    The Obama camp has leased space for their Greenville, SC headquarters right next door to the Republican campaign headquarters. But were they honest about the transaction? Read about it here.
  • Lease/Option to buy?

    08/22/2008 8:24:51 AM PDT · by LuLuLuLu · 12 replies · 197+ views
    OK, another vanity on my part. (You all are too smart for me to ever offer any political commentary.) What does anyone know about doing a lease/option to buy? It's looking like Mr. Lu is going to be transferred to The Netherlands, and we have a wonderful house. Neighbor has expressed interest, but I really don't want to spend thousands with an attorney. Can anyone point me in a good direction? As an aside, I click on FR first thing every morning. You folks are great!
  • Spanish firm offers $12.8 billion to lease Pa. Turnpike

    05/21/2008 7:51:41 AM PDT · by BGHater · 38 replies · 92+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 19 May 2008 | Paul Nussbaum
    A Spanish toll-road operator won the bidding war to operate the Pennsylvania Turnpike, offering $12.8 billion for a 75-year lease, Gov. Rendell said today. The proposal by Abertis Infraestructuras, of Barcelona, must be approved by the Pennsylvania legislature, and legislative leaders in Harrisburg have said the plan faces tough sledding with lawmakers. In making the largest bid ever for the private operation of a U.S. toll road, Abertis partnered with a subsidiary of U.S. investment bank Citigroup, and Spanish investment firm Criteria CaixaCorp. Abertis operates toll roads in Spain, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Argentina and Puerto Rico. The company...
  • Deal reached on lease for Colored Officers Club on fort (Fort Huachuca, AZ)

    09/10/2006 12:33:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 877+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — The terms of a proposed lease for the World War II Colored Officers Club on this Southeastern Arizona Army post have been approved by the Army Corps of Engineers, said one of the organizers trying to save the facility. It still has to be signed by all parties. “It’s another milestone. Now there is some light at the end of the tunnel, like a flashlight (beam),” said Tom Stoney Sr., president of the Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers. More than three years ago, the association signed a memorandum with the fort to halt the wrecking ball that...
  • The Mythical Indian SSN Goes to Sea

    07/06/2006 7:43:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies · 1,197+ views
    Strategypage ^ | July 6, 2006
    The Mythical Indian SSN Goes to Sea July 6, 2006: The long rumored, but much denied, deal for Indian to lease one, or two, Russian Akula II class nuclear attack subs, is hot news once more. That's because one of the Akula II subs, the Nerpa, was recently launched at the Russian Pacific shipyards. The Nerpa will be completed and undergo sea trials next year. In 2002, the stories began to appear, that India was leasing one, or two, Russian nuclear attack submarines (SSN). Eventually, both India and Russia denied the deal, which was promptly renamed as "a secret deal."...