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As Federal Funding Dries Up, States May Play Greater Clean Tech Role

BY: - April 20, 2012

Federal investment in clean energy technology is poised to plummet in the coming years, threatening to shrink a sector that has grown quickly in the past decade, but hasn’t yet weaned itself from subsidies, according to a study by scholars from The Brookings Institution and the World Resources and Breakthrough institutes. And that decreasing investment […]

States May Lose Federal Help in Fighting Radon

BY: - March 30, 2012

(iStockphoto) A radon monitor sits near a vent that fans radon gas out of a house.  The systems, which drastically lower radon risk, can cost as little as a few hundred dollars to install. They are even less expensive when installed during a building’s construction. A dry cough, a small pain in her shoulder blade […]

Infographic: Wyoming First in Federal Dollars Per Capita

BY: - July 1, 2011

The federal budget provides about 30 percent of state revenue, making it the largest single source of funds for many states. But the feds are more generous with some states than with others, according to an analysis by Federal Funds Information for States , which¬†tracks budget policy. Some Western states receive a greater proportion of […]

Rejecting Stimulus Funds: Pros and Cons

BY: - March 27, 2009

With a record 12.5 million Americans on the unemployment line and state budgets bleeding billions of dollars, it might seem politically suicidal that some Republican governors want to walk away from their states’ full share of the federal economic stimulus package. South Carolina’s Mark Sanford is perhaps the most conspicuous member of a group that […]