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John Boehner is joining the board of a marijuana company — and an analyst is calling it a 'monumental event'

John Boehner is joining the board of Acreage Holdings, a firm that owns marijuana cultivation facilities and dispensaries in 11 states. Boehner said his thinking about cannabis legalization has "evolved." It's a watershed moment for the cannabis industry — analysts say it will perk up investor interest in a sector that could see $75 billion in sales by 2030.

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Bridging the American Infrastructure Gap - The 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge

Crumbling infrastructure and depleted government budgets are putting a strain on municipalities, states, and communities across the country. At the same time, advances in technology are creating new opportunities to solve our most pressing needs that can help to alleviate these stresses for agencies and communities.

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$400M Canadian P3 to Advance 5G Test Beds

Canada's federal government, along with the provincial governments in Ontario and Quebec, announced its first public-private partnership (P3) to advance 5G technology innovations.

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Trump infrastructure plan promises brighter future for rural broadband | Smart Cities Dive

President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday. Of the $200 billion in requested federal funding, $50 billion would go to a rural infrastructure program, which would improve broadband internet offerings in rural communities, among other projects.  At all levels of government there is a desire to improve rural broadband, it will just be a case of finding the money and the political will to make it happen.

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The Most Effective Federal Grants for Mid-Sized Cities – CitiesSpeak

As 2017 comes to a close, city leaders are concerned about the future of critical grant programs. Earlier this year, the Trump Administration released the Department of Housing and Urban Development budget for fiscal year 2018, which proposed the sweeping elimination of flexible block grant programs, including Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships grants.

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3 ways local governments can make their state or city more startup-friendly in 2018 | VentureBeat

Contrary to popular belief, government bureaucrats aren’t trying to thwart entrepreneurs at every turn. The state and local government officials I meet with in my role as a vice president for an economic development organization in St. Charles, Missouri, increasingly see startups as important to the future of their economy. They understand that encouraging entrepreneurship is key to maintaining a strong employer base.

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Senate Commerce Approves AV START Act, Other bills and nominations - Press Releases - U.S. Senate Committee On Commerce, Science, & Transportation

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation today, by voice vote, approved S. 1885, The American Vision for Safer Transportation through Advancement of Revolutionary Technologies (AV START) Act, which advances efforts to improve roadway safety through the deployment of self-driving vehicles.

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Tax Subsidies for Parking Make Traffic, Pollution Worse - CityLab

A new report from TransitCenter shares impact of tax subsidies on parking:Commuter benefits programs (also known as tax subsidies) for drivers—or rather, parkers—cost the U.S. $7.3 billion each year, add about 820,000 commuters to the road, and result in an extra 4.6 billion miles driven annually.

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