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April 24, 2015. Washington, DC On April 16, I attended the highly anticipated U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Summit. This was the first summit on this immensely popular and competitive grant program with over 300 attendees and almost 600 participating...

On Monday, February 2, President Barack Obama released his FY 2016 budget proposal. It is important to note that the President’s budget is a symbolic document intended to guide Congress and accentuate the President’s legislative priorities. The budget proposes to end sequestration, fully withdrawing it...

BY: CHARLES D. ELLISON www.theroot.com It’s not only a brand-new year; it’s also a brand-spanking-new 114th Congress: Fasten your seat belts, fam, because the legislative ride could get very rough. Republicans not only grew their majority in the House of Representatives—perhaps solidifying it for another decade or more—but...

Scope:  The  Labor  Department’s  Employment  and  Training  Administration  (ETA)  is  seeking  applications for the American Apprenticeship Initiative to provide a catalyst in supporting a uniquely American  Apprenticeship  system  that  meets  the  country’s  particular  economic,  industry  and  workforce needs. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has...

Both the House and Senate have passed a bipartisan $1.1 trillion appropriations bill to fund most of the U.S. government through September 2015 and avert a shutdown. The 56-40 vote on Saturday follows House passage of the spending bill on December 11 and sends the measure to President...

November 2014, Washington, D.C. Ron and Bill continued to closely monitor the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would allow states to collect sales taxes on cross-state sales over the internet. We have been in touch with the House and Senate committees of jurisdiction for this issue and...

November 2014, Washington, D.C. During November, Ron and Bill Hanka of Hanka Advisor worked with Cincinnati Parks staff to draft and finalize a proposal to the U.S. Army Corps seeking an increase in the Smale Riverfront Park Project’s authorization from the current $30 million to $80 million. The proposal,...