No todo lo que es oro, brilla

Rosanna Torres, directora de la oficina de CNE en Washington, explica las restricciones punitivas incluidas en el nuevo acuerdo de fondos federales para la reconstrucción.

CNE’s impact in transforming PREPA

The approval of Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority’s (PREPA) Restructuring Support Agreement (RSA) implies an increase in rates, a sun tax and another possible future renegotiation as it is not a sustainable agreement. The price is too high for us to allow its approval since the cost of living and doing business in Puerto Rico will continue to increase for decades. For this reason, the Center for a New Economy (CNE) began to implement a strategy aimed at the island’s people and leadership to advocate for a better agreement despite the fact that the decision is in the hands of Judge Taylor Swain in Bankruptcy Court.

Agenda llena en la AEE

Sergio M. Marxuach describe cinco procesos claves que determinarán el futuro energético de Puerto Rico, expone las fallas en los planes de la Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica para modernizar la red y hace un llamado por un proceso transparente que resulte en un sistema energético más sostenible y renovable.

Why the Federal Government Should Support Puerto Rico’s New EITC

Puerto Rico faces a host of daunting challenges, including chronically high poverty (especially among children), low labor force participation, over a decade of economic decline, an unsustainably high debt burden, and the lingering effects of the devastating hurricanes of 2017 that make its long-term prosperity harder to attain. To address these challenges, the Commonwealth needs a comprehensive economic package that centers around powerful tools such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).