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Below are copies of some of the articles written by Kinghorn, Hilbert & Associates.  We hope these give you an idea of some of the issues we research for our clients.  We shall continue to add to our portfolio on a regular basis.

Copper Innovation Center Implementation Plan

Business Development Plan:  Recently, we help a client of ours develop a business plan for one of their programs.

Congress Passes Landmark Transportation Funding Bill

Outline of the specific compromises and proposed allocations found within the “Transportation Equity Act for the 2st Century.”

County Focus, Vol. 9, No. 2

Fighting for the Cause: 12 Steps to More Effective Lobbying

Outlines actions proposed by the South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) to promote more effective and representative lobbying.

County Focus, Vol. 9, No. 4

Elementary and Secondary Education Block Grants

Outlines the Elementary and Secondary Education Block Grant, as administered by the Department of Education, and its implications. Focuses on funding for states and local education agencies (LEAs) that may be used at their own discretion on issues of highest priority.

County Focus, Vol. 11, No. 2

State and Local Governments Look to Streamlined Tax to Solve Budget Crisis

Discusses the benefits, problems, and potential for economic growth associated with the Stream Lined Sales Tax Project (SSTP).

County Focus, Vol. 14, No. 1

Cyber Security: Government Efforts to Combat Cyber Terrorism

Outlines potential legislative action that would serve to protect the nation against possible attacks against our technological infrastructure via computer viruses. Focuses on general national cyber security, challenges for combating cyber security and legislative solutions, and efforts in South Carolina to fight cyber terrorism.

County Focus, Vol. 14, No. 2

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007: Verdant Grants for Communities Make U.S. Greener

Outlines the various economic opportunities made available by the Energy and Security Act of 2007, focusing specifically upon Title X, the Green Jobs Act of 2007.

County Focus, Vol. 19, No. 1

Community Development Block Grants and the Budget

Outline of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a Department of Housing and Urban Development program, and its assimilation in to the Strengthening America’s Communities (SAC) initiative. Focuses on the program’s goal of providing low-income individuals with elevated housing, living conditions, and economic opportunities.

County Focus, Vol. 16, No. 2

Presidents $2.0 Trillion Package for FY 2008 Threatens Domestic Programs

Discusses the potential lack of funding for domestic programs as a result of disproportional allocation in the FY 2008 budget. Breaks down where exactly federal funding is being spent on the department level.

County Focus, Vol. 18, No. 1

Federal Funding Opportunities for Disaster Preparation

Discusses the various means by which federal government offers financial aid in the area of disaster preparedness and prevention. Focuses specifically on training for emergency response personnel training, as well as rural and urban funding opportunities.

County Focus, Vol. 16, No. 4

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