Archive for September, 2011

Mike Vogel, the recently retired editorial page editor of The Buffalo News, calls for Continental 1 completion!

September 12, 2011

The Buffalo News – For the past dozen years, I’ve had a pat answer whenever someone asked me what I did for a living: I got to tell people what to do and they got to ignore me, which is something I practiced at home with the kids for decades.

No more. After a too-slow recovery from a major illness, I have retired as editorial page editor, ending a 41-year career in journalism with The Buffalo News.

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White House Announces Steps to Expedite High Impact Infrastructure Projects to Create Jobs

September 1, 2011

August 31, 2011 – The White House – WASHINGTON – Today, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum directing departments and agencies to identify high impact, job-creating infrastructure projects that can be expedited through outstanding review and permitting processes.  At the President’s direction, the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Interior and Transportation will each select up to three high priority infrastructure projects that will create a significant number of jobs, have already identified necessary funding, and where the significant steps remaining before construction – including permit decisions, reviews, and consultations – are within the control and jurisdiction of the federal government and can be completed within 18 months.

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