Alberta must turn to capital markets and borrow money to build the infrastructure needed to keep up with the province’s population surge, Premier Alison Redford said in a speech Tuesday.
“This is raising some eyebrows,” Ms. Redford admitted. But public-private partnerships were also controversial when former Alberta Premier Ralph Klein introduced them, she said to more than 1,000 delegates at the annual conference for the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnership.
By PowerOptions:When Uncle Sam (U.S. Government) needs to have a garage sale, it calls on Liquidity Services, Inc. (LQDT) to do the dirty work. Liquidity Services operates an online auction marketplace used by businesses and government clients to sell surplus or salvage items.
Just a few weeks ago, the Icelandic government started threatening to use the European 'template' of removing guarantees on large deposits (though maintaining its capital controls) indirectly pressuring the wealthy to spend (for fear of haircuts).
Guest blog post by Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Rebecca BlankEarth Day is here, and Commerce is seeing the positive results of its year-long campaign to “go green” and drive down costs in print. Just this month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce’s largest bureau, announced it has removed over one-third of its desktop printers, bringing total savings from the Commerce print project to $4.7million per year.Commerce spends $25 million annually on print–which includes equipment, paper, toner, energy and services. Last year we took a look at where that money was going and found that:Commerce printed 250 million pages on its networked printers.Nearly all of those pages were printed single-sided, and a quarter were printed in color. We also had a high ratio of employees-to-desktop printers, which use more toner and are more expensive than shared printers. And we realized we had 350 contracts and 400 vendors, with very little centralized ordering.
ContributorNetwork - Ohio Gov. John Kasich was able to close a nearly $8 billion budget deficit without raising taxes through measures contained in his jobs plan. The forward-thinking fiscal conservative was not at all interested in a business as usual approach to governance or continued unsustainable spending. While a collective groan may have been heard as Ohio's governmental agencies tightened their belts, the adjustment was necessary to secure financial prosperity.
Dan Rayburn submits: For the past two years now, many in the online video industry have been falling all over themselves to hype TV Everywhere services and preach about how they are the future of the broadcast industry.