Category: NASCSP Updates

Opinion: Money in Politics

May 18, 2012

--- Alice Gaston, Advocates for The Other America --- Already in the early stages of this year’s election cycle, fundraising and the size of one’s war chest have been crucial in determining the outcomes of elections. In a recent story on campaign finance on NPR, analysis of the race for Ohio’s newly drawn ninth district between incumbent candidate Marcy Kaptur (D) and Joe


UPDATE: NASCSP Urges the House of Representatives to Reject the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012

May 10, 2012

UPDATE - 5/11/2012 6:15 PM::: The House of Representatives today passed the Reconciliation Replacement bill on a 218-199 vote. Not a single Democrat supported the bill, which tries to implement significant cuts safety net programs. The good news is that the Senate Majority Leader has already vowed not to even consider the bill, which President Obama in any event has said he would veto. While


Keeping an Eye on U.S. Environmental Sustainability: An Energy and Climate Policy Update

May 8, 2012

- Jovita A. Tolbert, National Alliance for Sustainable Communities (NASC) - Look Out, Austerity Ahead In light of last year’s debt limit deal (PL 112-25), which included 10-year discretionary spending caps, it’s already apparent appropriators will be advocating spending decreases for the foreseeable future. In fact, Congressional Quarterly experts suggest the appropriations process

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WAP Legislative Update: April 24, 2012

April 24, 2012

The Senate Appropriations Energy & Water (E&W) Subcommittee marked up the FY 2013 bill today to determine funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). While we are expecting an improvement over the House number released today of $54.5 million, the final Senate number will fall far short of our requested "ask" to the Committee of $210 million for FY 2013. This is indeed a busy


Myth: There's No Lobbyist for Low-Income Americans

April 21, 2012

Guest Contributor: Advocates for The Other America ---  Advocates for The Other America (AFTOA) was pleased to see Cornel West and Tavis Smiley on The Colbert Report last night speaking out about

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