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April 14, 2021


Nonprofit Funded by FirstEnergy to Criticize Cleveland Public Power Refuses to Provide Documents Subpoenaed by City Council

Cleveland Memory Project Cleveland Municipal Light plant sign, 1962 Making good on its recent promise to refuse to comply with subpoenas issued by Cleveland City Council seeking documents related to its funding from dark money sources tied to FirstEnergy, Consumers Against Deceptive Fees has let the deadline pass to provide......

New York restaurants feel time is now for state government to provide help

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here As the time draws closer for New York to pass its fiscal year budget, the state’s dining establishments are urging lawmakers not to forget about them. The New York State Restaurant Association said the legislature should include a $250......

RTA to Provide Free All Day Passes for Covid Vaccine Appointments

click to enlarge Sam Allard / Scene No need to pay fares if you’re traveling to get your vaccine. Thanks to a nearly $800,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will provide free rides to the Wolstein Center and other Covid-19 vaccination......

Next Covid bill would provide a tax waiver on up to $10,200 of unemployment insurance benefits. Here’s what you need to know

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The latest updates to the $1.9 trillion federal coronavirus relief package could save millions of people from a surprise tax bill. The Senate on Saturday passed a version of the Covid relief package that is slightly different than the one......

Senate Democrats vote to provide $300 unemployment benefits into September

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordain Carney Senate Democrats voted early Saturday morning to provide a $300 weekly federal unemployment payment into early September—effectively undoing a GOP effort to end those payments in mid-July.  Senators voted 50-49 to add the amendment from Senate Finance Committee......

UK’s Sunak to provide 5 billion pounds of grants to pandemic hit businesses in budget

LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Rishi Sunak will announce 5 billion pounds ($7 billion) of additional grants to help businesses hit hard by pandemic lockdowns in his budget statement next week, the government said on Saturday. Shops, bars, clubs, hotels, restaurants, gyms and hair salons would be among nearly......

Simple Energy, LLC partners with GivePower Foundation to provide clean water through solar energy

For every solar installation, Simple Energy, LLC will donate $50 to the GivePower Foundation to provide clean drinking water to families in need worldwide. TEMECULA, Calif. – Feb. 17, 2021 – — Simple Energy, a leading provider of residential and commercial solar panel systems and with a reputation for keeping the......

A new child tax credit expansion could provide monthly income. Some question whether the help is too much or too little

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Halfpoint Images | Moment | Getty Images A Democratic proposal to expand the child tax credit for one year could give qualifying families up to $300 per child per month. But like all direct payments made by the government as......

Tahiti’s sudden tourism restrictions provide a lesson to people who can’t wait to travel

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Travelers may have read that now is the “perfect time” to visit Tahiti, but they will be surprised to find it — and the rest of French Polynesia — is suddenly closed to them. As vaccinations are opening borders to......

Appriss & Girls With Impact Partner To Provide Business & Leadership Training For Under-served Girls

   Appriss and Girls With Impact Partner LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Feb. 3, 2021 – — Appriss Inc., a Louisville-based pioneer in data and analytics services that mitigate risks and improve lives, announced a partnership with Girls With Impact, a non-profit NextGen business academy for high school girls.Together with Appriss, Girls......

RTA to Provide Free Monthly Transit Passes to Some New and Expectant Mothers to Combat Infant Mortality

click to enlarge As part of a new program, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority will use grant dollars from the Ohio Department of Transportation to provide free monthly transit passes to new or expectant mothers in zip codes where infant mortality rates are very high. The “Baby on Board”......

Google-Linked Balloon Project to Provide Cell Service Will Close

New York Times
OAKLAND, Calif. — Google’s parent company Alphabet is shutting down Loon, a high-profile subsidiary spun out from its research labs that used high-altitude helium balloons to deliver cellular connectivity from the stratosphere. Nearly a decade after it began the project, Alphabet said on Thursday that it pulled the plug on......

Ontario has ‘fiscal firepower’ to provide pandemic support -new finance minister

TORONTO (Reuters) – Ontario has the fiscal capacity to support its economy during the coronavirus pandemic, the new finance minister of Canada’s most populous province told Reuters on Tuesday, adding that debt sustainability is a priority for another time. “The fiscal sustainability of this province is a focus of ours......

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