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Archive: January 10, 2012

DENVER - Xcel Energy wants to charge utility customers an extra $100 million beginning this month - that's two dollars on the average power bill - in order to forestall a $50 million revenue gap it has forecast. The company is asking the Public Utilities Commission to grant the increase - without pu ...Read More

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Governor Pat Quinn is scheduled to sign a bill into law today that will increase the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for low-income working families in the state. Last month, Quinn signed a bill giving tax breaks to Sears and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to keep them from le ...Read More

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PHOENIX - New uranium mining claims near the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River will be banned for the next 20 years, under a final decision announced by U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. Some one million acres of public lands to the north and south of the National Park are affected, though Salaz ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Farmers and ranchers in Minnesota and around the country only have a couple more months to find alternatives to a common antibiotic used to treat farm animals, before such off-label use is banned by the FDA. But David Wallinga, senior adviser on science, food and health at the Inst ...Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina lawmakers get a failing grade for their lack of effort to protect the environment in 2011. On a scorecard just released by the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV), the average pro-conservation score in the House was 43 percent, down from 67 percent las ...Read More

NEW YORK - The broad-based progressive coalition that rallied to keep New York's "millionaire's tax" in 2011 has a new target, saying it's going after corporate tax loopholes in 2012. Ron Deutsch, executive director of New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness, believes that well over a billion dollars in r ...Read More

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