Thursday Jun 26
Barney Frank Urges LGBT Community To Vote Against Gay Republican Candidate
The campaign for Massachusetts' 6th Congressional District has received a significant amount of national attention this cycle, in large part because Richard Tisei, the challenger in the race, could become the first openly gay Republican elected to Congress.
Charlestown Officials Speak Out on Surrounding Communities Agreement
Editor's Note: The following letter was submitted by RA/SS Advocacy Group of Charlestown.
Gripes About Airport Malls, Coffee, Bag Fees, and Ticket Increases Liven Up Hearing
A House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation hearing turned into a sharp-elbowed debate between the airports - who want Congress to increase the cap on Passenger Facility Charges from $4.50 to $8.50 - and the airlines who say a higher PFC isn't needed and would be "punishing the passenger."
Indiana Toll Road Remains Contentious Infrastructure Financing Case
For Rep. Michael E. Capuano, the senior Democrat in a group of House Transportation Committee members that met with New York investment bankers Monday, the key private infrastructure investment case that needs explaining is the 2006 lease of the Indiana Toll Road by a group of investors including Macquarie Atlas Roads, created by the Macquarie ... (more)
New York Financiers Weigh In on Public-Private Partnerships
When members of the House Transportation Committee trekked to this morning to Manhattan for a roundtable discussion on private financing for public projects - also known as public-private partnerships, or P3s - with financiers from J.P Morgan and other firms, they got a message of both opportunity and caution.