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9:23 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Climate Change Panel Meets as Deadline Approaches

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A panel charged by an executive order from Gov. Jack Markell with studying and preparing for climate change impacts in Delaware is eyeing a reporting deadline on its findings and recommendations.

The Governor's Committee on Climate and Resiliency, which meets Wednesday, is scheduled to submit its report by Dec. 31.

The committee's responsibilities include overseeing development of a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a way that benefits the economy.

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8:38 am
Fri July 18, 2014

President Unveils Plan for Private Investment in Nation's Infrastructure

President Barak Obama
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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - President Barack Obama traveled to Wilmington on Thursday and announced a new program to attract more private money to help pay to build new roads, bridges and highways around the nation.

The new program is designed to encourage collaboration between state and local governments and private-sector investors, expand the market for public-private partnerships and make greater use of federal credit programs.

Obama argued that the U.S. is losing its competitive edge to other countries that spend freely on infrastructure upgrades.

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9:07 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Vice President to Highlight $10 Million Grant for Port of Baltimore

Port of Baltimore
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BALTIMORE (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to talk about the need to invest in infrastructure during a visit to Baltimore.

The vice president plans to highlight a $10 million grant to the Port of Baltimore that will help improve the port's productivity by widening the channel.

It also will increase the port's cargo storage capacity.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is also scheduled to attend, along with Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.

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9:09 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Delaware Panel Considers Infrastructure Projects

University of Delaware STAR Campus
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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A state panel is meeting to consider requests for millions of dollars in funding for infrastructure costs tied to various development projects around Delaware.

Among the issues to be considered Thursday by the state Infrastructure Investment Committee was a request for $7.5 million for a proposed data center and power plant at the University of Delaware's STAR Campus, once the site of a Chrysler assembly plant.

The panel also is being asked for almost $4 million for infrastructure needs for the College Park commercial development project in Georgetown.

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8:33 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Public Private Partnership for MD Infrastructure

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will testify in favor of a measure to create a framework for public-private partnerships to build roads and public buildings.

Brown is scheduled to testify before the House Environmental Matters Committee on Friday.

A similar bill failed to pass last year. Its prospects were complicated by a provision that was added to allow legal appeals on such projects to be heard on an expedited track before the Court of Special Appeals.

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