Articles by tag: Biden administration

The CHIPS Act and OSRA Create Positive Ripple Effects for the Trucking Industry

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Last year, two major pieces of legislation passed that will be a huge boon to the trucking industry. The first is the CHIPS Act, which brings home the production of automotive and truck-grade chips. For context, the U.S.’s  semiconductor manufacturing share has drastically decreased from 37% in 1990 to 12% today. The second piece of…

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Federal Funding for Community-Based Clean Energy Saves the Day for Municipalities

Community-based clean energy projects across the U.S. are getting a windfall of cash from the Biden administration. Using funds from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Program, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm announced the federal government is allocating $550 million to help municipalities deploy community-based clean energy initiatives, from infrastructure projects that cut down…

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What Another 15 Million Barrel Tranche Means for Oil and Gas Prices

According to Washington Post, the United States is regarded as the world’s oil barrel of last resort, but what does it mean for hundreds of millions of Americans when depletion becomes an addressable concern? On October 19, “the Biden administration announces another 15-million-barrel tranche to come out of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) for…

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Biden to Meet With CEOs of Walmart, CVS on Holiday Supply-Chain Issues

(Bloomberg) — President Joe Biden plans to meet Monday with the CEOs of Walmart Inc, CVS Health Corp and other retailers as part of his efforts to tackle supply chain bottlenecks and inflation ahead of Christmas. The session, which coincides with this weekend’s start to the holiday shopping season, will include executives from the grocery,…

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A $6 Billion Jolt for U.S. EV Supply Chains

(Bloomberg) — Stay on top of the electric car revolution by signing up to our Hyperdrive newsletter here. President Biden finally signed his $550 billion bipartisan infrastructure bill into law last week, and among the goodies was $6 billion in federal grants for companies making batteries or processing materials for the components they use. For…

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Communities Can Help Streamline Solar Permits to Hit Our Climate Goals

Key Points: In order to meet President Joe Biden’s Climate Goals which is 30 percent solar by 2030, the solar industry must double its residential solar installations. The key going forward is to make solar installation straightforward and routine. Many jurisdictions are using SolarAPP+ to speed up the solar panel application process. Commentary: As…

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Will New Income Reporting Have Any Meaningful Impact on the Financial Ecosystem?

If the IRS having more scrutiny over bank accounts makes you squirm, then buckle up. A proposed change to bank reporting standards would require banks to report $600 or more in transactions to the IRS, allegedly to help the Treasury catch wealthy individuals concealing income and committing tax fraud. Is this out of step with the…

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Empowering Through Connection: Vogel’s Pyramid Model Approach
July 19, 2024

Mission and Impact: Vogel Alcove, a nonprofit in Dallas, helps homeless children and families through various programs and services. Pyramid Model Framework: Vogel uses the Pyramid Model, an evidence-based framework for promoting young children’s social-emotional development with universal supports, targeted supports, and intensive interventions. Nurturing Relationships and Supportive Environments: Vogel focuses on building nurturing…

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MedPAC’s Miss on Reality of Home Health Financial Reality Results in Suggested Cut in 2025 Proposed Rule
July 19, 2024

The March 2024 MedPAC report recommending a 7% payment reduction for home health agencies in 2025 has sparked significant concern within the industry. Why is this recommendation being met with such resistance, and what does the financial reality of home health agencies look like in contrast to these federal suggestions? Are the MedPAC recommendations…

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Sixth Inning- What are the Stages Where Your Business Takes Place?
July 18, 2024

When you think of a baseball game, you might picture the crack of the bat or the roar of the crowd as a home run sails over the outfield fence. But for the Savannah Bananas, the game is just one part of the spectacle. Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind this innovative team, shares how…

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A Skilled Trades Career Provides a Future-Proof Path
July 18, 2024

In today’s rapidly changing job market, a skilled trades career offers a viable and attractive option, especially for the younger generations exploring alternatives to traditional college education. Recent trends indicate a significant shift in interest in these hands-on professions. On Straight Outta Crumpton, host Greg Crumpton engages in a lively conversation with Nicole Bass,…

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How a New Tax Proposal Can Improve Tax Compliance Among Businesses
October 11, 2021

3 Key Points: Tax proposal could close up the use of LLC’s by foreign individuals who provide services abroad which is currently considered foreign income by the United States but often times not taxed in the foreign country. A change to the 1099-K to $600 could make an impact on how many LLC’s continue…

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Can American Rail Survive Without Government Support?
October 5, 2021

Key Points: The current US infrastructure bill aims to invest $66 billion in passenger and freight railing improvements, which could help numerous rail projects. Leveraging private capital has been crucial to bridging the funding gap left by a lack of federal rail support. Growth in communities can’t be addressed through highways but rather by…

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Is Our EV Infrastructure Ready for Mass Maintenance?
September 10, 2021

With investments in EV infrastructure at scale to meet the U.S.’s goal of 50% of automotive sales being EVs by 2030, how should technology providers prepare for mass maintenance and repair workflows for this new charging infrastructure? We sourced perspectives from Desmond Wheatley, President & CEO of BEAM, to share his thoughts on the decentralized…

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Will Federal EV Investments Expand the Scope of Alternative Fuels?
August 23, 2021

As of early August, the Biden Administration has announced prioritizing investments in alternative fuels and fuel efficiency, including a lofty goal of making electric vehicles 50% of the US’ automotive sales by 2030. The core technologies getting federal support within the context of electric, alternatively fueled vehicles include battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and fuel…

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How Should We Prioritize the Infrastructure Bill’s Investments?
August 20, 2021

The condition of America’s physical infrastructure has come under heavy scrutiny in recent years. While investments in our infrastructure are often popularly received, there is debate over where should spending be prioritized. James Golden, Founder and CEO of Pavement Management Group, joins MarketScale to discuss how he foresees local municipalities putting federal infrastructure funding…

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Biden Administration’s EdTech Plan: Bridge the Student Digital Divide
January 28, 2021

With a new administration comes new policy visions, and the Biden administration has already vocalized some priorities for the United States’ education system. Reporting out of The 74 Million asserts that the new administration is pointing to the digital divide amongst students as one of the first inequities it plans to tackle, as millions of…

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