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GLIN==> Northeast-Midwest Institute Weekly Update -- 10 November 2003



H I G H L I G H T S

 

*  Northeast-Midwest Economic Review

*  Appropriations Update

*  New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

 

 

NORTHEAST-MIDWEST ECONOMIC REVIEW

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The Fall 2003 issue of the Northeast-Midwest Economic Review is now available on-line.  Articles include:

 

     *  Great Lakes Restoration, by Allegra Cangelosi

     *  Creating an International Great Lakes Islands Refuge, by Karen Vigmostad

     *  Local Benefits from Cleaning Contaminated Sediments, by Nicole Mays

     *  Investing in Manufacturing Technologies, by Diane DeVaul

     *  From Brownfields to Bedrooms: Easing the Urban Housing Crunch, by Danielle Schoop & Barbara Wells

     *  Predicting Energy Futures, by Dick Munson

     *  Coordinating the Electricity Grid, by Dick Munson

     *  The Threat of TVA's Debt, by Dick Munson

 

 

APPROPRIATIONS UPDATE

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Congressional appropriations important to the Northeast-Midwest region are available online.  Of the 13 spending bills, six -- Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-State, District of Columbia, Labor-HHS, Transportation-Treasury, and VA-HUD -- await Senate action.  Three bills -- Defense, Homeland Security, and Legislative Branch -- have been signed by the president, and the Interior legislation awaits his signature.  Two bills -- Energy-Water and Foreign Operations -- are in conference, and the Military Construction conference report awaits approval by both chambers.  The latest continuing resolution lasts until November 21.

 

 

NEW PARTNERS FOR SMART GROWTH CONFERENCE

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On-line registration has opened for the 3rd Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference, to be held January 22-24 in Portland, Oregon.  This multi-disciplinary event will highlight cutting-edge smart-growth issues.  The latest research, implementation tools and strategies, and successful case studies, as well as new partners and projects will be featured.  The Northeast-Midwest Institute is a conference sponsor.

 

Contact:  Michele Kelso or Dave Defanti.