Press Release: Comcast is spending scared in Seattle & Fort Collins local elections, facing threat of competition

Date: 2 Nov 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In our latest policy brief, we analyzed the actions of Internet Service Provider giant Comcast during this election season in two locations: Seattle, Wash. and Fort Collins, Colo. We found that Comcast is spending millions in the two locations to protect its monopoly.… Read More

Press Release: Cable Association Spends Big Cash in Local Colorado Ballot Referendum on Municipal Broadband

Date: 25 Oct 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Comcast is spending big to oppose broadband competition in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Colorado Cable Telecommunications Association is spending hundreds of thousands to deny residents a real choice in broadband Internet access by moving against a local pro-municipal broadband referendum.… Read More

Press Release: Mayor Hodges’ Budget Would Make Minneapolis a National Clean Energy Leader

Date: 12 Sep 2017 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Cities across the country are grappling with extreme weather, rising sea levels, and an urgent need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Many of them have committed to address this crisis. But the City of Minneapolis, under a budget proposed by Mayor Betsy Hodges, is poised to do something novel: put real resources behind its climate and energy pledge. The mayor’s budget proposal would unlock roughly $3 million in new funding, leveraging more than $20 million in utility conservation funds, and expand access to energy savings to many more residents and businesses.… Read More

Press Release: Amazon Angles for Subsidies in Search of Second HQ

Date: 7 Sep 2017 | posted in: Press Release, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In response to Amazon’s announcement that it is seeking a location for a second North American headquarters, Stacy Mitchell, co-director of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and co-author of Amazon’s Stranglehold, issued the following statement:

“Amazon’s announcement that it’s opening a search for a second North American headquarters is only the latest play in Amazon’s long-time strategy of financing its growth through public subsidies. Over the last decade, as Amazon has mastered this strategy, it’s come to employ site location experts and lobbyists in its efforts to pit local and state governments against each other for the largest subsidy package….… Read More

Press Release: Minneapolis Mayor’s Proposed Budget Unlocks $2M+ for Clean Energy

Date: 17 Aug 2017 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Press Release | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A few weeks ago, cities across the country responded to President Trump’s intention to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord with their own commitments. But the City of Minneapolis, under a budget proposed by Mayor Betsy Hodges, is poised to do something novel: put real resources behind its climate and energy pledge. The mayor’s budget proposal would unlock more than $2 million in new funding, leverage more than $20 million in utility conservation funds and expand access to energy savings to many more residents and businesses… Read More

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