President Donald Trump will be able to recast the Federal Reserve by filling three or more vacancies on its seven-member board of governors, and is leaning toward candidates with banking and financial world experience rather than academic economists.
The Trump administration has drafted preliminary economic growth forecasts in its federal budget planning that rely on assumptions that are far rosier than projections made by independent agencies and most private forecasters, according to several people familiar with the discussions.
Neighborhood opposition and environmental regulations, many dating from the 1960s and 1970s, routinely bog down ambitious projects. The required reviews and frequent legal challenges will likely constrain the administration’s plan to spend $1 trillion on ‘highways, bridges, tunnels, airports.’
On Thursday, Nov. 5, Jeff Kuhner hosted a WRKO Town Hall at the Arsenal Center for the Arts to discuss the problems with the DCF. Massachusetts State Representatives Shaunna O'Connell and Jim Lyons talked about the political battle they've faced in their efforts to fix child care in Massachusetts, and Jennifer Pelletier discussed her sister, Justina, and her family's fight against the DCF.