State governments may seek
additional funding for up to three additional years on broadband
projects. The announcement comes from the National Telecommunications
and Information Administration (NTIA) who recognized
that "better data and strategic planning are needed on the state level.
One of the immediate benefits of the Affordable Care Act is the Early
Retiree Reinsurance Program. Beginning June 1, 2010, this new reinsurance
reimbursement program is available to group health plan sponsors
who provide medical coverage to early retirees and their spouses,
surviving spouses and dependents.
After years of states leading the fight to promote clean energy and
reverse climate change and the House passing an energy bill last year,
U.S. Senate leaders have finally introduced climate change legislation,
Power Act (APA). The bill is lengthy and complex with compromises
that many leading environmental groups object to, although other groups have more positive evaluations of the
bill as a flawed, but important step forward.