Tag: federal

MIRS: Will Trump Move The Ball On Soo Locks Upgrade?

  From MIRS, January 30, 2017 Almost everyone agrees the Soo Locks in the Upper Peninsula need to be upgraded. Modernizing the locks won’t be cheap, however, and so far Congress hasn’t approved funding for the work. But there are signs that might change…

What A Trump Presidency Means For The Midwest

            Donald J. Trump’s path to the White House ran squarely through the industrial Midwest.  As everyone now knows, Iowa, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania are the states that delivered him the presidency in the remarkable 2016 elections.             Now comes the big question—what…

The Export-Import Bank and the Small Matter of $37 Billion

Written by Christopher Wenk Without congressional action, the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) will close its doors on September 30. A collection of political activists, think tank staffers, and pundits have mounted a campaign against renewing Ex-Im’s charter. One of these critics’ most common refrains…

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