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Saving Jobs: More Federal Action Needed on State Fiscal Relief

Last month, President Barack Obama signed the $17.5 billion Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act into law to assist small businesses and spur job creation.  This was definitely a start, but the gravity of the current crisis demands much bolder and quicker action.  Congress needs to enact further state fiscal relief to support jobs and avoid the massive layoffs that threaten social and economic vitality in the states.

Progressive States Network Applauds FCC National Broadband Plan

03/16/2010
The Progressive States Network applauds the Federal Communications Commission's efforts to partner with state leaders in order provide universal broadband service to the American people. State legislators are ready to work with their federal counterparts to guarantee high-speed broadband to all residents of this country.

Labor, environment groups push 'green' broadband

Labor and environmental groups joined with the U.S. government on Thursday to promote high speed Internet access and related technologies to create green jobs and help lift the United States out of recession.