Jones cited a WBTV report about Emergency Management missing a self-imposed deadline to begin construction on the first projects using the HUD grant money. The report referred to a statement at an April House disaster relief committee, when the assistant director for resiliency, Nick Burk, told lawmakers that he hoped construction would begin by June 30. … [Read more...] about Hurricane Matthew recovery grant: $236M. Projects finished so far: Zero.
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That hasn’t stopped people like Ostolaza. She registered to vote in Miami almost immediately after arriving in the city. She doesn’t know whom she plans to vote for in Florida’s Senate election this year, in which Scott is the Republican frontrunner to challenge Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson. … [Read more...] about Miami’s Displaced Puerto Ricans Offer A Glimpse At America’s Looming Climate Crisis
We must again invest in the development, manufacturing, deployment, and distribution of energy, but this time green energy. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez The issue faces similar neglect even in deep-blue states. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) failed for a second time in March to pass a carbon tax ― a relatively conservative policy so widely accepted that big oil companies and a handful of Republicans are now pushing a similar policy proposal nationally. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) failed for a third time this month to pressure Republicans in the state Senate to hold a vote on the Climate and Community Protection Act, a bill that requires the state to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2050 and mandates that state funding for energy projects go to low-income communities and union-wage projects. … [Read more...] about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Be The Leading Democrat On Climate Change
Latino Victory Fund began the summits after Trump won the presidential election because “we felt after 2016 we needed to convene Latino leaders and allies to develop a strategy to counter Trump and build Latino political power,” said Cristóbal Alex, Latino Victory Fund president. … [Read more...] about Latino House Democrats to make show of new strength in Puerto Rico
Former Societe Generale trader Jerome Kerviel did not get off lightly for nearly bringing down one of France's oldest banks by losing some $7 billion and initiating trades well above the bank's total market capitalization. The $7 billion Kerviel now owes is a "symbolic" figure the court never expects to be repaid, but the bigger controversy is that the ruling puts all the blame on one trader -- and none on the bank's poor risk controls, which even Societe Generale termed "deficient." … [Read more...] about The Year in Risk – Recap of Natural and Man-Made Disasters of 2010