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Your Generosity Will Help Make 2014 Outstanding!

In the last three months, we completed two big fundraising pushes. Thanks to you, they were both major successes! 

We challenged supporters to raise $24,150 during the month of December to match $24,150 raised by a small group of dedicated donors. Not only did you help us meet our goal, you helped us beat it! 

A Few Business Tips and Reminders to Start the New Year Right

Start a Tax Folder - Depending on your particular circumstances you could be receiving lots of Tax Information Returns such as W-2s, 1099s for Miscellaneous Income, Dividend Income and Interest Income, 1098s for Mortgage Interest and Tuition Statements. Collect all of these important documents in a file or large envelope so that everything is in one place when it comes time to prepare your taxes.

Rural America, Medicaid Expansion, and the Coverage Gap

Medicaid Expansion as a Rural Issue, the most recent contribution to our rural health care series of reports, examines the consequences rural states’ decisions on the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid.

Medicaid is the joint federal-state program that provides health care coverage for low-income people, people with disabilities, children, and the elderly. Medicaid is at the center of the Affordable Care Act’s primary mission to provide near universal health insurance coverage.

Communities and Landowners Express Transmission Concerns from the Ground Up

We spend a lot of time talking about transmission policy at the Center. The reason we care so much about these infrastructure projects is because we support renewable energy and new economic development opportunities in rural areas. Electric transmission is incredibly important to developing renewables, especially in rural areas that often have some of the best renewable potential.

MarketPlace: Small Conference, Big Results

Whether you are a farmer, rancher, small business owner, or a community developer, you have a million irons in the fire every day. And you probably aspire to improve your bottom line, expand the business and move business plans forward.

Or perhaps you are not a business owner or a farmer/rancher yet, but would like to set out and start a business of your own, but don’t know where to start.

No matter what category you fit into, you most likely have many questions.

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