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Schumer: Federal Dollars Are Now Moving to Main St.

SENATORSC 90x65 Schumer: Federal Dollars Are Now Moving to Main St.

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will release the first $1,616,000 of a $15 million TIGER grant to upgrade transportation and automobile access to downtown Buffalo’s Main Street. Specifically, this funding will be used to complete planning and design on the project to return cars to the 500 Block of Main St., and is the first installment of a $15 million grant that Schumer helped to secure for the City in December of 2011. The remaining $13,384,000 in funding will be obligated once the project reaches the construction phase. By securing the release of the first phase of this funding, the City can recoup the roughly $400,000 they have already spent on design and continue to move forward with this critical project.

Lugar’s Extended Remarks for the Symposium on Cooperative Threat Reduction: Partnering for a More Secure World

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Lugar’s Extended Remarks for the Symposium on Cooperative Threat Reduction: Partnering for a More Secure World

Farm Bureau: Lugar gets it, Mourdock doesn’t

LUGARD 90x65 Farm Bureau: Lugar gets it, Mourdock doesn’t

U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar understands ethanol means jobs for Hoosiers and economic vitality for Indiana’s rural communities

Challenger Richard Mourdock doesn’t get it.

That’s what Indiana Farm Bureau President Don Villwock and other Indiana farmers are saying after this week’s U.S. Senate debate.

Mourdock ‘Flat-Out Wrong’ on Rural Economy, Ethanol

“Mr. Mourdock is flat-out wrong when he asserts that ethanol increases the price of gasoline,” Villwock said this weekend in an official statement. “Ethanol currently saves consumers nearly $1 per gallon and therefore Hoosiers benefit from ethanol every mile that they drive.”

Agriculture is one of the few business sectors that remained somewhat stable, even profitable, during the recent economic downturn, Villwock said. “I am disappointed that candidate Mourdock did not study up on one of the primary reasons this is so – ethanol.”

Lugar’s Ag Background Leads to Indiana Jobs, U.S. Security

Because of his farming background, Lugar “knows that ethanol creates new markets, so farmers are able to rely less on the government for income and contribute more to the critical work of budget reduction. Ethanol is a win-win-win for all of us. It helps the environment by using renewable resources and reducing emissions. It’s a win for rural communities because renewable fuel plants supply much-needed jobs and economic development,” Villwock said, “and it is a win for farmers because renewable fuels create demand for crops and a more stable farm economy.”

Farm Bureau credited Lugar for being a longtime supporter of renewable energy and a strong advocate of a national energy policy that reduces our dependence on imported oil. Villwock said Lugar effectively educates Congressional colleagues about how ethanol contributes to U.S. national security and reduces the profits Americans send to the volatile Middle East.

Producing ethanol takes one-third less energy and water than just five years ago, Villwock said. “All this means we can produce ethanol for 89 cents cheaper than gas. Thank you, Senator Lugar, for getting the facts straight.” Lugar co-owns and manages his family’s 604-acre corn, soybean and hardwood tree farm in Marion County. He is a former chairman and current member of the Senate Agriculture Committee.

Barnes & Thornburg Represents Renowned Music Producer in Recent High-Profile Projects

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Barnes & Thornburg announced today that the firm represented multiple Grammy- and Oscar-winning music producer, T Bone Burnett, in connection with two recent high-profile projects: Lionsgate’s engagement of Burnett to provide executive music producer services for the film The Hunger Games and to produce its companion album The Hunger Games: Soundtrack, Songs from District 12 and Beyond, and Elton John’s hiring of Burnett to produce John’s forthcoming studio album, The Diving Board.

Sidney S. Fohrman, a Los Angeles-based Barnes & Thornburg attorney and member of the firm’s Entertainment and Music Practice Group, represented T Bone Burnett in the negotiation of these deals.

Jason Karlov, national chair of the Barnes & Thornburg Entertainment and Music Practice Group, said that “Sid’s knowledge and experience in negotiating music and entertainment deals is integral to Barnes & Thornburg’s ability to represent such legendary names in the industry such as T Bone Burnett, and to the continued growth of the Barnes & Thornburg entertainment and music practice.”

Ron Paul Illinois Team Welcomes Endorsement from U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson

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