Green Jobs & Infrastructure

Smart Growth to Protect Rural America

After winning the Governor's seat in New Jersey, Jon Corzine decided to keep a Republican in the position of Agriculture Secretary. It was a good move. Charlie Kuperus has held the position in 2002 and has won broad support from both parties for his support of a number of measures in support of rural New Jersey.

OR: Measure 37 Approved by the Courts

Oregon's land use planning system has now fallen apart. This morning, when we published Nathan's report, Measure 37 was suspended by the courts. Measure 37 requires local governments to pay land owners for the right to enact land use planning regulations. In other words, anti-sprawl measures will now be rendered nearly impossible.