Tuesday, June 15, 2021

All posts by Francisco Rodríguez-Burns

  • Governor Rebukes House’s Budget

    Gov. Pedro Pierluisi said today that the Popular Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives majority delegation approved a budget of $10.1 billion with changes that do not represent the priorities of the residents of the island.  Pierluisi...

    • Posted June 14, 2021
  • LUMA Reports That Some 37,000 Customers Remain Without Power

    After a fire at LUMA Energy’s Monacillos Substation in San Juan left practically all of Puerto Rico without power, LUMA Energy President Wayne Stensby said early Friday that the company and its energy partners should restore the...

    • Posted June 11, 2021
  • Campaign Highlights Puerto Rico’s Value as a Biosciences Manufacturing Destination

    SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – Invest Puerto Rico (InvestPR) launched the Accelerate Success campaign with the theme ‘The future of biosciences is in Puerto Rico,’ highlighting the island’s assets and value proposition for manufacturing, research, and development...

    • Posted June 10, 2021
  • CRIM to Appraise 239,000 Properties

    CRIM's Executive Director Reinaldo Paniagua Látimer answers questions during press conference. (CB /Francisco Rodríguez-Burns)

    • Posted June 10, 2021
  • Organizations Present Plan to Reduce Waste in Landfills

    San Juan, Puerto Rico – An environmental plan designed by a group composed of several organizations states that Puerto Rico could reduce or divert by 2028 approximately 50 percent of the waste that currently reaches landfills with...

    • Posted June 8, 2021
  • Gov. Pierluisi Spearheads Meeting for Medicaid Funding

    Gov. Pedro Pierluisi said today, Wednesday, that Puerto Rico would receive more than $3 billion in Medicaid funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 if Congress treated the Commonwealth as any other state. The governor issued the estimate...

    • Posted June 2, 2021
  • Energy Bureau Denies LUMA’s Request

    In what appears to be a victory for environmental groups and the first significant setback for LUMA, the Energy Bureau denied the corporation’s request for a liability release for all claims that customers could have filled as...

    • Posted June 1, 2021
  • Gov. Pierluisi Does Not Anticipate Hikes in Electric Bill

    Gov. Pedro Pierluisi said today, Friday, that he “does not anticipate” any rise in the electric bill except for any increase associated with the cost of fossil fuel, which directly correlates with the price of the Puerto...

    • Posted May 28, 2021
  • Before Gov. Pierluisi Bill to Shield Retirees from Pension Cuts

    Senator Marially González Huertas, acting as President of the Senate, signed the Dignified Retirement Law, drafted to protect the retirees from cuts proposed by the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico (FOMB). Gov. Pedro Pierluisi...

    • Posted May 28, 2021
  • Municipalities Can Now Tap into $750 Million in Recovery Funds

    The Government of Puerto Rico announced that municipalities can now apply for loans through the Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery Solution (PR DRS by its Spanish acronym).   Two local government agencies, the Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction...

    • Posted May 28, 2021