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Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Is Punishment Dead in America?
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When Congress met at the end of last year, the primary objective for the meeting was clear - to prevent taxes from slowing the recovery that the economy has enjoyed for the last several years. ...more
On February 2, 2015, President Obama submitted his FY 2016 Budget Proposal to Congress, echoing many elements outlined in his State of the Union address. The Budget proposal exceeds restrictive spending caps (“sequestration”)...more
In this issue:
- Congressional Outlook
- Senate Committees
- House Committees
- Excerpt from Congressional Outlook:
Deadlines, Expirations, and Important Dates in 2015 -
As the 114th...more
The House and Senate were busy this week with numerous subcommittee and committee meetings – ethics reform, surface water withdrawal, Pollution Control Act/DHEC Board review, and budget deliberations were a few of the items...more
The North Carolina General Assembly has returned to Raleigh for its "short session", and the legislative bodies are already off to the races with proposed legislation affecting land use controls and local government powers in...more
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight on September 30th as the Congress failed to pass a bill to continue funding the government. The repercussions are many, including preventing 800,000 Americans from...more
Minnesota’s Governor Mark Dayton (DFL) has proposed a fall Special Session, suggesting September 9, 2013 as the date. The Governor initially wanted to deal only with disaster relief. However, House Speaker Paul Thissen...more
In This Issue:
- Monsanto Wins Supreme Court Patent Case Concerning Roundup Ready Soy Beans
- Farm Bill Moves Forward But Remains in Doubt
- Bridge to Prosperity: New Bridge Between U.S. and Canada Approved
General Legislative -
At the conclusion of legislative business last week, Members were advised that the House will return for legislative business “after the Christmas holiday when needed.”
The Senate will...more
More than 30 agriculture groups recently sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate urging them to provide farmers and ranchers with permanent relief from the estate tax....more
General Legislative -
On Monday, December 3, the House will meet at noon for morning hour and at 2:00 for legislative business. No votes are expected in the House. Legislation under consideration will include H.R. 5817...more
If President Obama is reelected, expect Democrats to argue that they have a mandate to extend certain of the tax breaks for those making under $250,000 while letting the tax cuts expire for those on the upper income end. In...more
In This Issue:
- DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS -
Budget/Sequestration. On Tuesday, Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Jeffrey Zients agreed to testify before the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) on...more
First Omnibus Bill Signed by the Governor
The House and Senate passed the Conference Committee report on the Omnibus Agriculture Bill on Thursday. The House voted 107-20 in favor of the bill, and the Senate passed it 52-9....more
This note discusses the interrelated nature of the problems of poverty and obesity, and argues that a truly comprehensive approach is necessary to effective address weight-related problems in the low income community....more
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