The global clean energy marketplace is expanding
rapidly, but the competitive position of American industry is at risk because
of increased competition abroad and uncertain policies at home, according to a
report released earlier this week by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Both U.S. congressmen now representing Athens County
voted in favor of H.R. 8, the 11th hour legislation designed to stop the nation
from tumbling over the so-called fiscal cliff. Both U.S. senators representing Ohio also favored the
As the United States begins a final month of
negotiations before the looming Jan. 1 "fiscal cliff" deadline, this area's
Republican members of Congress are more or less sticking to the party line of
shunning tax increases on the top 2 percent of wage earners and instead calling
for spending cuts.
As Washington careens toward the Aug. 2 deadline to raise the national debt ceiling and avoid an unprecedented default that could lower the United States' credit rating, this area's two members of Congress reiterated national Republican calls for deep spending cuts.
Editor's note: In this piece, prepared for members of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist David Cay Johnston reviews nine tax myths that hardly anyone knows about, including the ideas that poor people don't pay taxes and that rich people are overtaxed.
With the new
Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives, lawmakers are looking to
make good on campaign promises to “repeal and replace” the health-care reform
legislation that Democrats passed in 2010.