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Pre-bauma Cat coverage: hybrid excavator 336EH will be centerpiece

John Latta - Jan 29, 2013

I'm here in Munich at a pre-bauma series of press conferences in a windy and cold city. Caterpillar will put on a really big show at bauma in April. The centerpiece will be the hybrid excavator 336EH. Our readers will know something ...

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So we leave the kids debt AND crumbling infrastructure?

John Latta - Jan 16, 2013

So we leave the kids debt AND crumbling infrastructure?

Failure to spend $157 billion between now and 2020 to upgrade the U.S. infrastructure, including surface transportation, aviation, waterways, the electrical grid and sewers, could lead to losses of more than $3.1 trillion in gross domestic product and $1.1 trillion ...

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Whispering the T Word

John Latta - Dec 05, 2012

Whispering the T Word

TAX! Nothing like shouting a three-letter word ending in X to get your attention. But no, we’re not talking income tax. The gas tax is back on a table in Washington. The 18.3 cents a gallon tax, un-indexed and unchanged in almost ...

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Don't just sit there, vote for something important

John Latta - Oct 19, 2012

Don't just sit there, vote for something important

Got a note from AED, and it's a timely reminder that potential voters sometimes need to be turned into actual voters. We all know the credibility chasm with many, many people who say they are going to vote but don't. AED ...

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For whom the toll bills

John Latta - Oct 09, 2012

For whom the toll bills

We know that one of the key reasons that raising the gas tax was never considered an option as legislators (read: re-electable politicians) knew that the public doesn't trust them to use additional tax money purely for highways and bridges. So ...

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