Posts Tagged: economy

Going Green While We’re In The Red

Although our economy remains to be weak, there’s one bright side to this – U.S. solar power companies have increased their revenue by 36% last year, while adding 17,000 jobs. Why the sunny outlook for this business sector? Grants and tax breaks which were included in the economic stimulus bill. If the government extended thisRead… Read more »

Two Upcoming Events on State Fiscal Outlook

Here are two upcoming presentations on the budget outlook for states — Event: It’s Not Over Yet –The Fiscal Hangover in the States Thursday, April 15th 4:00-6:00 P.M. American Foreign Service Association — 2101 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20037 Reception to follow at Tonic Restaurant – 2nd Floor 2036 G Street NW Featuring ScottRead… Read more »

Tax Credit for Adding Staff — The Answer to Job Creation?

Looks like there’s been talk again in the last couple of weeks to implement a strategy used by the Carter administration in the late 1970’s — offer employers a tax credit for each full-time hire they make! Evidently there’s more than one proposal which are getting bipartisan support in Congress. Probably due to the factRead… Read more »

The Crib Note Cram on Health Care Reform – What is getting lost in the Haze.

The Crib Note Cram on Health care Reform In our current world, political realities require a simple, 3-second sound bite solution for even the most complex problems. I consistently talk of the need for an 8th Grade solution to a graduate school problem if a solution is to be politically viable. If it were notRead… Read more »