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Is Ontario beginning to see the importance of main street businesses?

Steven Tavone

In its recent Fall Economic Statement, the Ontario government committed $500 million to supporting small businesses over the next three years. This commitment includes a $40 million investment in supporting community planning, capital improvements, and technology adoption for cities’ main streets and supporting the small businesses that populate them (often called main street businesses). 827 more words

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Despite 50%+ discounts, PSTA's core paying ridership plunges 40%

PSTA’s 2017 fiscal year (FY17) ended with a whimper on September 30th. In one year, ridership declined 7%, passenger revenue declined 10%, and the number of so-called “Transportation Disadvantaged” (TD) riders rose 26%. 510 more words

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Ronald John Nowe, Sr.

Title: State Legislator, Small Business Owner

Hudson, Florida, United States

Ronald John Nowe, Sr., State Legislator, Small Business Owner, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Conservation.

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"Yeah, I'm The Taxman" Redux.

With the current tax reform/tax cut bills in conference it is looking increasingly likely we will be seeing new tax legislation this year. While I had originally intended to do a lengthy blog to discuss the positives and negatives of all the various changes House/Senate bill, the busy-ness of the Christmas holidays and completion of grading my OSU students this week has made that impossible. 4,707 more words

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Max O. Stephenson Jr., PhD

Title: Professor, Director
Company: The Institute for Policy and Governance, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia, United States

Max O. Stephenson Jr., PhD, Founding Director of The Institute for Policy and Governance, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Interdisciplinary Studies.

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FCC Repeals Net Neutrality Rules In Party-Line Vote

The FCC has just voted to repeal its net neutrality rules put into place by the Obama Administration. The vote, as expected, was 3-2 along party lines. 612 more words

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Building a Wall: Germany and Anti-Immigrant Sentiment

Wir schaffen das. We can do it. So said Chancellor Angela Merkel regarding the decision to allow over a million asylum-seekers into Germany. However, the last German election in September 2017 saw the collapse of her governing coalition, and the rise of the far-right, anti-immigrant AfD (Alternative for Germany). 660 more words

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