Wednesday, March 23, 2011

PUERTO RICO IN NATIONAL NEWS TODAY !

The Puerto Rican Tax Ploy
Forbes (blog)
By MERRILL MATTHEWS There are two sides to every story, and nowhere is that more clear than what some are touting as the “Puerto Rico miracle.” Puerto Rico'scurrent governor, Luis Fortuño, came into office in 2009 promising to fix the US territory's ...


Forbes (blog)
Puerto Rico's delegate top spender in Congress
USA Today
The lawmaker who spent the most from his office account last year might surprise some people: Democrat Pedro Pierluisi, the non-voting delegate from Puerto Rico, topped the list and edged out Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. According to the analysis, ...


USA Today
Puerto Rico gets $8.4M in FEMA funds for storm aid
BusinessWeek
Federal officials say Puerto Rico is getting more than $8.4 million to help rebuild roads and homes damaged by Tropical Storm Otto last year. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said Tuesday that the majority of funds will go toward rebuilding ...


Transparency group says Puerto Rico's nonvoting US House delegate biggest ...
Washington Post
By AP, Tuesday, March 22, 6:37 PM SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico's nonvoting congressional delegate was the biggest spender last year in the US House of Representatives, a nonpartisan foundation says. Pedro Pierluisi claimed $2.1 million in ...