45th District race: Lapper wants to protect women’s health care and environment, grow local economy | St. Lawrence County

Jean A. Lapper, a certified public accountant from Queensbury, is seeking to represent the 45th Senate District as a Democrat. Ms. Lapper says if she wins, her immediate legislative priorities would be protecting women’s access to reproductive health care, bringing resources to the north country to grow the economy andContinue Reading

State Senate hopeful Lapper wants to protect women’s health care and environment, grow local economy | St. Lawrence County

Jean A. Lapper, a certified public accountant from Queensbury, is seeking to represent the 45th Senate District as a Democrat. Ms. Lapper says if she wins, her immediate legislative priorities would be protecting women’s access to reproductive health care, bringing resources to the north country to grow the economy andContinue Reading

Hyundai Motor Group Execs Break Ground at Bryan County Megasite, Electric Vehicle Production Expected to Begin in 2025

From left to right: Trip Tollison, president and chief executive officer, Savannah Economic Development Authority, Pat Wilson, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), José Muñoz, president and chief executive officer, Hyundai Motor North America, Sean Yoon, president and chief executive officer, Kia North America and Kia America,Continue Reading

Hamilton County eyes civil service as response to ‘hostile’ work environment; mayor calls move ‘insane’

Responding to apprehensions about the work culture in general government, Hamilton County commissioners took a step last week in transitioning to a civil service system, which would be designed to enhance protections for county employees. The resolution was one of five that commissioners unanimously approved Wednesday after convening in closedContinue Reading

Napa Valley Winery Sues Napa County Over Environmental Rules

“The owner of one of Napa Valley’s most sought-after Cabernet Sauvignon brands is suing Napa County in an effort to push back against what he called ’25 years of gross overreach’ and ‘obstruction’ that has prevented property owners from developing vineyards,” the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The lawsuit against NapaContinue Reading

READI Funds to Spur Economic Development in the South Bend – Elkhart Region, Career Inovation Center in Marshall County

On September 19, the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Development Authority (RDA) approved Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) grant funding to support 19 quality-of-place projects. Of the 19, five are strategically focused on enhancing regional economic development, totaling over $6.2 million in READI-allocated funds. These projects include the Marshall CountyContinue Reading

Issues of the Environment: The environmental pros and cons of the federal Inflation Reduction Act for Washtenaw County and the region

Overview It had been 41 years since the US Congress held its first hearings about “global warming,” and 25 years since the Kyoto Protocol was approved, committing the nations of the world to address the climate crisis.  For decades, the fossil fuel industry’s stranglehold on US politics kept action at bay. Continue Reading