Arthur Becker Crosses Many Different Areas Of Business Interest

Arthur Becker knew he wanted to do something more with his life when he took his first job mowing grass at a local park for $1.60 per hour and found he and his fellow new arrivals were given the worst, rock filled parks of the park to mow on the hottest days of the year. After becoming a technology investor with the well known and respected NaviSite that would later be sold to Time Warner for a major profit, Arthur Becker has decided to extend his reach as an investor and entrepreneur who is now looking to conquer the industries of real estate and biotechnology.

One of the areas that seems to be of the most interest for Arthur Becker is that of biotech, which taken in advances in the medical industry where he feels he can be of the most benefit to people who are suffering from serious medical conditions, such as various forms of cancer. Cancer treatments have been described by Arthur Becker as among the most important and exciting new technologies he has been working with, which he is looking to understand and improve despite not possessing any medical training of his own.

Arthur Becker has seen success at many different companies, including Madison Partners, Navisite, Zinio, and Vera Wang’s fashion line, but he has recently been bitten by the real estate bug that has seen him invest in luxury condominiums in New York and Florida. Despite looking for many different business opportunities across the world that have taken his talents to the U.K., U.S., and India, Arthur Becker believes his own skills as an executive and investor can be transferred to almost any industrial sector; Becker believes he has achieved his own success by assembling management teams that bring track records of success and experience to any business he invests in.

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Mike Heiligenstein Improves Transportation Through The CTRMA

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) is the foremost leader in transportation in Williamson and Travis counties. Founded in 2002, this independent government agency is not a tax authority. Over 70 percent of their funding comes from the private sector while only about 30 percent of their funding comes from public sources like the Texas Department of Transportation. Since its founding, the CTRMA’s assets have grown from absolutely nothing to almost $2 billion. They are responsible for traffic lane expansion, toll road construction and maintenance, and other transportation projects.



CTRMA even offers citizens different services and apps that are transportation related. HERO (Highway Emergency Response Operator) is run by the CTRMA, which helps stranded motorists on the highways. HERO assists roughly 15,000 motorists per year. Employees of HERO do things like bring water to stranded motorists, change tires, and relocate vehicles. The CTRMA also created CARMA, a ridesharing app that connects people to help alleviate traffic congestion.



One of the most well-known projects taken on by the CTRMA is the MoPac Improvement Project. This project involves adding a toll lane on each side of the highway on North MoPac Boulevard. The 11-mile project will cost around $200 million, hoping to steer vehicles away from MoPac’s regular lanes to help get rid of traffic congestion.



The CTRMA’s board is made up of seven members. Three members are appointed by the Williamson County Commissioners Court and three are appointed by Travis County’s Commissioners Court. The chair of the CTRMA is appointed by the Texas governor. The Executive Director of the CTRMA even makes more than the Chief of the Texas Department of Transportation. While the head of the Texas Department of Transportation makes roughly $299,812 per year, Mike Heiligenstein earns a complete package of $366,112.



Mike Heiligenstein is the Executive Director of the CTRMA. He has more than 20 years of experience as an elected official of Williamson County. He has served on the regional MPO and chaired the Clean Air Force of Texas. He was a member of the Austin-San Antonio Corridor Council and has led many other local initiatives for community infrastructure.



Executive Director Heiligenstein has been elected to the position of President of the International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association and is also member of the Advisory Board to the WTS Heart of Texas Chapter. He sits on the Advisory Council of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and is part of numerous other groups and committees.

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Adam Milstein Talks about Getting into Real Estate Investing with Ideamensch

Adam Milstein has put forth a lot of ideas to become successful in real estate, and he’s helped build quite a portfolio for Hager Pacific Properties, the company he currently serves at as Managing Partner. He currently manages property administration and financing for the company and has a long history of brokering deals for company clients. Adam Milstein also is a philanthropy leader who has spoken at various Jewish leadership forums and summits, and he’s the founder and Chairman of the Israeli-American Council. Ideamensch, an independent entrepreneur’s blog interviewed Milstein to discuss his work and how he got into real estate.

Adam Milstein is not one who shies away from going out on his own to pursue his business goals, and he did just that when he helped found Hager Pacific Properties. Milstein’s day could have a lot of surprises and he enjoys the challenges of real estate investing due to the ever changing markets and economic flows. But Milstein says he doesn’t limit what he can do to specific goals and instead relies on his gut to make decisions in any given situation. He also tells up and coming entrepreneurs to stay patient and not let anyone tell them they’re being taken advantage of because investing in real estate will take time to yield returns.

Adam Milstein grew up in Israel and is the son of first generation immigrants who moved to Israel shortly after its establishment in 1948. He learned the construction trade from his father who was a building framer, and he also served in the Israeli army during the Yom Kippur War in then Commander Ariel Sharon’s division. He enrolled in the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology upon returning home and ran a side business selling art while studying there. He completed a bachelor’s degree in business and economics and later completed his MBA at the University of Southern California.

Adam Milstein married Gila Elgrably not long after the Yom Kippur War and is a father of three daughters. He and Gila are the founders of the Milstein Family Foundation and through this foundation they are actively involved with and financially support Jewish community organizations. They also founded Sifriyat Pijama B’America, a supplier of Hebrew learning material.


End Citizens United On Track to Push for Campaign Finance Reforms

End Citizens United is a newly established Political Action Committee with a specific mission of agitating for campaign finance reforms in the U.S. It plans to be a big player in the 2016 elections by funneling large amounts of money to Democratic candidates who are vying for House and Senate seats nationwide.


The group was established in March 2015 and raised $2 million from small donations in under one month. Its communications director, Richard Carbo, said that it was on track to raise between $25 million and $30 million. Ultimately, its end goal is passing a constitutional amendment that will reverse a 2010 Citizens United ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, which led to the formation of super PACs that raised and donated large amounts of dark money into the U.S. political scene. These PACs channel millions of dollars aimed at buying elections.


How the End Citizens United Plans to Reverse the Supreme Court Ruling


End Citizens United has already collected at least 325,000 signatures from people demanding that Congress passes the amendment to end the Citizens United decision. Furthermore, it has entered a partnership with “Ready for Hillary.” The PAC has agreed to rent End Citizens United its email lists with over 4 million subscribers.


End Citizens United has already endorsed 11 Democratic candidates who it hopes will push for reforms regarding the disastrous ruling once elected into office. By backing people sympathetic to its causes, the PAC has set itself apart from other PACs. Plans are underway to establish an expenditure arm that will act autonomously to financially back candidates through several initiatives including polling, television ads, and direct mailers.


Expert Opinions on Proposed Amendments


Campaign finance experts have expressed their reservations and criticism against the PAC’s proposed constitutional amendments. This is because no constitutional amendment has taken place since 1992. Furthermore, an amendment requires a two-thirds consent from both the Senate and House of Representatives on top of ratification from at least three-fourths of states.


Sunlight Foundations’ policy director, John Wonderlich, said that passing a constitutional amendment was an uphill battle because Washington has become quite partisan lately. Law professor, Rick Hasen, stated that even if the group raised over $100 million, and had sympathetic members in both houses, getting an amendment passed was still a pipe dream.


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The End Citizens United Political Action Committee was established to counter the devastating effects caused by the U.S. Supreme Courts’ ruling dubbed Citizens United. The decision opened campaign financing floodgates, which allowed the funneling of massive amounts of dark money through the country’s political and campaign systems.


The PAC plans to achieve its mission by electing pro-reform candidates, raising a national priority awareness, and using the power of grassroots membership to push for reforms. It supports Democratic Party candidates since Congress Republicans leaders oppose the proposed campaign finance reforms.



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