HOUSTON — TransCanada expects to start the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline by early summer at the latest and have it in service sometime next year, company pipeline chief Alex Pourbaix said Tuesday. Read more at POLITICO.
(CBS News) Growing weary of the battle for the GOP presidential nomination? Tough luck. Rick Santorum’s relatively strong night on Super Tuesday- as of this story, he won three states and came within a percentage point of a win in the closely-watched contest in Ohio – means that Mitt Romney has missed a huge chance to … Read more
Mark Pocan illustrated how ALEC is working to erode our public education and specifically how this bill was clearly written by them.
Kasich is beloved by many conservatives for keeping his promise to cut the state’s deficit, but he also signed into law a bill, SB 5, that took away collective bargaining rights from public employees. That law was repealed by voters in a November referendum by a 2-to-1 margin. Jay McDonald, president of Ohio’s Fraternal Order … Read more
A federal judge ruled Friday that the National Labor Relations Board can require most private businesses to put up posters telling workers they have a legal right to form a union. But U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson limited how the board can enforce the requirement. She said simply failing to display the new NLRB … Read more
A proposal to consolidate the St. Louis office of the National Labor Relations Board is drawing fire from area organized labor officials who fear the plan will curtail one of the busiest regional mediation agencies in the nation. The NLRB in a memo sent last week said it is considering a pilot program that would merge the … Read more
Introduction Our nation is in a fight for our economic future. As states across the nation grapple with the lasting effects of this great economic recession, Democratic governors and Labor unions have been focused on expanding opportunity and accelerating the jobs recovery. Democratic governors and Labor unions both understand that a modern economy requires continued … Read more
Bill Clinton says it’s time to build the Keystone XL pipeline. Speaking at an Energy Department conference in Maryland on Wednesday, the former president said he was surprised the project has gotten as gummed up as it has, laying the blame on pipeline builder TransCanada. Read more at POLITICO.
A month ago, the state was rated a tossup in this November’s general election. But after voters got a taste of the Republican field, Michigan seems to be on President Obama’s side of the ledger, along with Wisconsin. Both elected Republican governors in 2010, but large numbers of blue-collar voters have turned away from the … Read more
Chris Winters, business representative for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, told a gathering of economic development officials Tuesday that the program will continue a long tradition at Martinac. Read more at The News Tribune.