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Carol Caruso, GCP’s senior vice president, advocacy, recently wrote a guest column in The Plain Dealer urging approval of the extension of the “sin tax” on cigarettes, beer and wine to pay for improvements at FirstEnergy Stadium, Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena. Read more.
The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, an effort to restore the health of our five-lake, fresh water asset, faced an unprecedented cut in funding from its authorized level of $475 million to $60 million when the Interior bill emerged from the Appropriations subcommittee.
Working with a bipartisan group of House members, Congressman Dave Joyce (R-OH-14), was able to amend the bill in the full committee to restore $150 million of the funds, bringing the total to $210 million.