A Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

A Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, between 2002 and 2009, the number of Americans aged 12 and older abusing pain relievers increased by 20%. " Unintentional drug overdose is a growing epidemic in the U.S. and
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States Look to New Taxes to Help Close Budget Gaps

States Look to New Taxes to Help Close Budget Gaps

New taxes are almost guaranteed for the states facing budget issues.  Roughly 44 states face this issue and the budget gaps total $125 billion between the states.  While some states have a larger gap than others, California’s is $25 billion or 20% of the country’s total, all states will likely (more...)

New Vision For Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Planning Commission has issued a draft version of its vision for Philadelphia in 2035.  A plan like this has been long overdue in Philadelphia where short-term projects were the focus.  This long-term vision will allow projects that will involve every city neighborhood. Some proposed projects include: -         Extension of the (more...)

United States and Ukraine Fight Human Trafficking

Saying that Ukraine is on a “remarkable journey,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton signed a plan with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kostyantyn Gryshchenko to combat human trafficking in Ukraine. The diplomats also agreed on a plan to assess energy resources such as shale gas to strengthen the East (more...)

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