New York Amsterdam News. 7/8/2004, Vol. 95 Issue 28, p2-2. 1/7p.
LEGISLATIVE bills, BUSINESS, and IMPORTS
A bipartisan African Trade Bill endorsed overwhelmingly by both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate is headed to the White House and U.S. President George W. Bush is expected to sign it forthwith. The legislation would renew through September 2015 provisions that would provide trade advantages to imports from some African countries and technological assistance to help those same nations improve their economies. Since these provisions were originally enacted, in 2001, the U.S. imports of African products almost doubled, from $7.1 billion in 2001 to $13.2 billion in 2003.
New York Amsterdam News. 3/25/2004, Vol. 95 Issue 13, p12-12. 1/3p.
TRANSPORTATION policy, UNITED States legislators, STATE governments, and BUSINESS
It is amazing that after almost twenty years of service to his community as a legislator, Assemblyman Roger Green was accused and convicted of being on the take. Assemblyman Green was charged with stealing $3,000 from taxpayers by billing the state for the cost of transportation to and from Albany, New York, that was actually provided for him, on a basis not determined, by a company doing business with the state government. The amount he stole from the people was $3,000 and he was fined an additional $2,000 for having stolen the money.