Report: Fewer Small Businesses are Receiving Federal Relief Loans in States Dominated by Big Banks

Date: 29 Apr 2020 | posted in: Banking, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A significantly larger number of federal relief loans are reaching small businesses in states where small, local banks comprise a greater share of the market, compared to states where big banks are more dominant, an ILSR analysis has found. … Read More

Webinar Resources — Navigating COVID-19 for Small-Scale Food Scrap Collectors: Drop-off and Curbside

Date: 15 Apr 2020 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In Part 3 of this webinar series, we heard from a panel of for-profit, nonprofit, and government food scrap collectors. They shared their experience in adapting drop-off and curbside collection programs in response to COVID-19.… Read More

ILSR & Allies Urge Congress to Act on Small Business Crisis

Date: 14 Apr 2020 | posted in: agriculture, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Hundreds of thousands of small businesses shuttered by COVID-19 are at risk of closing for good in the coming weeks. To protect Main Street jobs, workers, and businesses while they hibernate and adapt to save lives during the pandemic, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance has joined a range of allies in demanding a federal small business aid program that meets this moment.… Read More

Monopoly ISPs Too Big to Make Good on Covid-19 Internet Offers

Date: 10 Apr 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, many national Internet service providers (ISPs) have introduced free and discounted plans to keep people connected during the crisis. The charity of these companies is commendable, but their plans are still leaving low-income subscribers behind. … Read More

Why 30 Million Solar Rooftops Should Be In the Next Relief Bill

Date: 10 Apr 2020 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As the federal government looks to a second (or even third) stimulus bill, Congress should consider a huge opportunity to pay Americans that pays back: solar rooftops. By investing $450 billion in rooftop solar, the federal government could slash energy bills for Americans, cut air pollution, and create over 3.7 million jobs. The government could also get paid back.… Read More

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