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We have experts available to explain public policy details and provide a perspective not normally found in mainstream discussions.   If you have a general question or want to arrange an interview please contact Rebecca Toews in our Minneapolis office at rebecca@ilsr.org or call 612-808-0689

 

ILSR News Releases and Selected Media Coverage

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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Banking | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Sep 22, 2016

Blame the Banks for All Those Boring Chain Stores Ruining Your City

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/blame-the-banks-for-all-those-boring-chain-stores-ruining-your-city/

Bloomberg Business – September 22, 2016 by Patrick Clark Commercial landlords are holding out for retailers that can boost property values and credit ratings. Not long after he leased out the shell of a once-iconic Phoenix steakhouse, developer Lorenzo Perez got an email from a broker. He learned that the new space, now home to an award-winning restaurant,… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Energy | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Sep 16, 2016

New Mapping Tool Showcases Clean Energy Policies and Projects

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/new-mapping-tool-showcases-clean-energy-policies-and-projects/

Midwest Energy News – September 16, 2016 by Frank Jossi A new state “community power” mapping tool released this month gives policymakers and activists a national scorecard on state and local clean energy initiatives. John Farrell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance developed the map to showcase the link between what his group regards as… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room, Resource filed under The Public Good | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Sep 13, 2016

David Morris Interviewed on PRN.FM’s “It’s Our Money” Radio Show

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/david-morris-interviewed-on-prn-fms-its-our-money-radio-show/

Progressive Radio Network, August 17, 2016 On August 17, 2016 David Morris was interviewed on the It’s Our Money radio show, hosted by PRN.FM (the Progressive Radio Network). This conversation was a follow-up on a piece written by David on the history of the Non-Partisan League in North Dakota. Here’s the link to the Public Banking… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Stop Incineration, Waste to Wealth | Written by Rebecca Toews | No Comments | Updated on Sep 12, 2016

EPA’s New Rules for Landfills Won’t Cut Greenhouse Gas Pollution

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/epa-new-landfill-rules/

On May 1st, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) celebrated its 42nd birthday by giving ourselves a present: a new video explaining our approach. Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Sep 8, 2016

Unanimous Dissent Radio On Munis, The FCC Decision, And State Barriers

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/unanimous-dissent-radio-on-munis-the-fcc-decision-and-state-barriers/

Unanimous Dissent Radio Show – September 2, 2016 Last week, Christopher was a guest on the Unanimous Dissent Radio Show. Sam Sacks and Sam Knight asked him to share information about the details on state barriers around the country. The guys get into the nitty gritty on state level lobbying and anti-muni legislation. They also… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Aug 29, 2016

Municipal Broadband Networks Discussed on AM950 with Mike McIntee

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/municipal-broadband-networks-discussed-on-am950-with-mike-mcintee/

AM 950 – August 12, 2016 On August 12, 2016, Community Broadband Networks initiative director Christopher Mitchell was interviewed by Mike McIntee of AM950 in Minnesota. Download or listen to the audio file and you can find a transcript below. Christopher Mitchell on AM950 with Mike McIntee   Transcript: Mike McIntee: Hey welcome back, it’s Mike… Continue reading

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Article, ILSR Press Room filed under The Public Good | Written by Nick Stumo-Langer | No Comments | Updated on Aug 19, 2016

Counterpoint: Reconsider Just What a ‘Public Good’ Is

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/counterpoint-reconsider-just-what-a-public-good-is/

Minneapolis Star Tribune – August 18, 2016 by David Morris Aren’t rural high-speed internet and garbage collection worth government playing a role?  Business and economics columnist Lee Schafer recently mused about spending the summer “watching government decide to supply things that pretty clearly aren’t public goods (“Amazing what we now call a public good,” Aug…. Continue reading

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Featured Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by Rebecca Toews | No Comments | Updated on Aug 15, 2016

Major Media Outlets Cover 6th Circuit Decision Limiting Local Authority

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/major-media-outlets-cover-6th-circuit-decision-limiting-local-authority/

Various Sources, August 10-11, 2016 A circuit court decision this week means the digital divide in Tennessee and North Carolina will be allowed to continue. This week, the 6th Circuit Court of appeals decided to dismiss the FCC’s decision to encourage Internet investment by restricting local authority to build competitive Internet networks. In February, ILSR and… Continue reading

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Featured Article, ILSR Press Room filed under Broadband | Written by ILSR | No Comments | Updated on Aug 9, 2016

“YES!” RS Fiber Wins More Recognition

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/yes-rs-fiber-wins-more-recognition/

Yes! Magazine – August 3, 2016 Minnesota’s RS Fiber Cooperative is getting well-deserved attention from a variety of sources far beyond the Land of 10,000 Lakes. In addition to kudos from experts in the telecommunications industry, their story was recently shared in YES! Magazine. Innovative Partnership On August 1st, the National Association of Telecommunications Officers… Continue reading