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Bill would exempt Iowa public utilities from tax to decrease customers’ rates

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Private corporations that provide water, sanitary sewage or storm water drainage service to the public may be exempt from state corporate income taxes. Bills currently considered by Iowa legislators would grant the tax exemption to corporations that provide the......

Ted Cruz gets slammed, but Americans are flocking to Cancun

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The beaches in Cancun, Mexico, have been crowded despite the Covid-19 epidemic . Barcroft Media | Barcroft Media | Getty Images Even Sen. Ted Cruz admits his decision to vacation in sunny Cancun, Mexico, this week while his home state......

Texas grid failure ignites feud over Republican oversight of the energy industry

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Residents line up in their vehicles to enter a warming center and shelter after record-breaking winter temperatures, as local media reports most residents are without electricity, in Galveston, Texas, February 17, 2021. Adrees Latif | Reuters The Texas grid failure......

Texas blackouts show how vulnerable power grid is to climate change

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Cyrus Whittaker, left, and Debbie Orca sit around a fire in the homeless camp where they live during record breaking cold and snow in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on February 16, 2021. Nick Oxford | The Washington Post | Getty Images......

Money for Missourians struggling to pay rent, utilities on Parson’s desk

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Legislation to provide money to help an estimated 200,000 Missouri households struggling to pay rent and utilities is on Gov. Mike Parson’s desk. The Missouri Senate Monday unanimously approved House Bill 16, sponsored by Rep. Cody Smith, R-Carthage. If......

Biden to sign major executive orders on climate change

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden holds up a face mask as he speaks about the fight to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, at the White House in Washington, January 26, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Joe Biden on Wednesday......

Cleveland Public Utilities Director Robert Davis to Resign

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click to enlarge Courtesy City of Cleveland Robert Davis, Cleveland’s Director of Public Utilities (2017-2021) Cleveland’s Director of Public Utilities, Robert Davis, will resign from his cabinet-level position next week, the city has announced. The tidbit was included in Cleveland’s daily coronavirus press briefing Wednesday evening and provided no context......

Cleveland Has Not Yet Shut Off Anyone’s Utilities After Moratorium Lifted, But Process Now In Motion

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click to enlarge Director of Public Utilities Robert Davis told Cleveland City Council Tuesday that there have been no power or water disconnections since the city lifted its moratoriums on utility shutoffs Dec. 1. Rather, Davis said that the conclusion of the moratorium triggered the “collection and severance process,” which......

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