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DNR offers guidance to shoreland property owners struggling with damage after ice out

As spring weather sets in, some shoreland property owners in Northern Wisconsin are discovering Mother Nature has changed the look of their waterfront due to shifting ice over the winter months

Vermont Mayors, Housing Leaders Support Governor’s $35 Million Housing Revenue Bond

The Vermont Mayors Coalition today announced strong support for Governor Phil Scott’s $35 million Housing Revenue Bond, which is currently under consideration by the legislature

Wachs Appointed to Building Commission

Representative Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire) issued the following statement after being appointed to the Wisconsin State Building Commission for the 2017-2018 session

Assembly Republicans Lead the Way on Homelessness

State Representative Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) released the following statement regarding the package of bills Assembly Republicans released to combat homelessness

STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT’S OFFICE ON OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE MILLIONS IN PROPERTY TAX...

Governor Phil Scott’s Communications Director Rebecca Kelley today issued the following statement in response to the Vermont National Education Association’s (NEA) opposition to an opportunity to provide Vermonters millions in property tax relief without reducing teacher benefits

How Montana is Working to Break Down Barriers to Fair Housing

There’s no better place to live, work, and play than Montana. Building a successful life here starts with having an affordable and accessible place to call home. Still, for many Montanans finding a stable home can come with barriers. We know families are encountering rising housing costs, a low supply of affordable apartments, and housing choice barriers. Every day our teams here at the Montana Department of Commerce are working to break down these barriers and make access to safe housing affordable and accessible

Heitkamp Reinforces the Need for Strong Policy that Helps Harness Wind Power during Visit...

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp today reinforced the need to support a robust wind industry as part of building and growing an all-of-the-above energy strategy during her visit to LM Wind Manufacturing, which employs about 1,025 people in Grand Forks

HOEVEN: NORTHROP GRUMMAN FACILITY WILL HOUSE PILOT TRAINING AND UAS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Senator John Hoeven today joined state, local and industry leaders in celebrating the grand opening of Northrop Grumman’s new 36,000 sq. ft. facility at the Grand Sky Technology Park. The global aerospace and defense technology giant’s new building will be used to conduct unmanned aerial systems (UAS) research and development, pilot, operator and maintenance training, mission analysis and aircraft maintenance.

Shaheen, Hassan Urge Appropriations Committee to Designate $3.3 Billion to Community Development Block Grant...

U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined 40 U.S Senators in urging federal appropriators to include $3.3 billion in federal funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget. CDBG is a federal program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs.

Welch, Barletta, King, McGovern Rally Bipartisan Support for Full Funding of Heating Assistance Program...

Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), Rep. Lou Barletta (R-VT), Rep. Peter King (NY-02), and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) announced they have rallied a bipartisan coalition to fight for full funding of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). In a letter...

Boyle Introduces Bill to Protect Homeless Veterans

Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) recently introduced the Veterans Homelessness Contract Oversight Act, H.R. 1998, to bring Congressional oversight to federal grants that provide essential assistance to homeless veterans. The legislation requires that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs notify Members of Congress and relevant committees of the expiration or termination of these grants, and submit a plan on how it will continue to provide the services provided to veterans under the grant, in order to prevent a drop-off in care upon the contract’s conclusion

Miller bill would use Medicaid funds for housing as a means to improve health

Modeled after an innovative bill introduced this year in Hawaii, legislation sponsored by Senate Health and Human Services Committee Chairman Joshua Miller would launch a pilot program to test the use of Medicaid funds to treat chronic homelessness.

FIRST HALF OF 2017 PROPERTY TAX STATEMENTS ARE MAILED, DUE DATE MAY 1

Property tax statements for the first half of 2017 are in the mail, Clark County Treasurer Doug Lasher announced Monday. Property tax statements include property tax levy amounts, special assessments and certain fees. The Treasurer’s Office sent 67,000 paper statements, 78,000 postcards to taxpayers whose mortgage companies pay their taxes, and 6,000 e-statements to people who registered to receive tax bills online

Scott to Tour Elizabeth River Restoration Projects to Learn More about the Impact of...

On Tuesday April 25, 2017, Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) will meet with the Elizabeth River Project to discuss the impact of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program and other federal programs designed to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and encourage environmental literacy

Arlington County Board Adopts $1.25 Billion FY 2018 Budget

The Arlington County Board today adopted a $1.25 billion balanced General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2018 that includes a one-and-a-half-cent increase in the real estate tax rate for Calendar Year 2017.

U.S. REP. JASON SMITH FIGHTS FOR MISSOURI POWER

On Friday, Congressman Jason Smith was in Marston to tour the New Madrid Power Plant and discuss his work to relieve the regulatory burden on energy providers in Missouri.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Visits Missouri, Discusses Ways to Rollback Energy Regulations

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) joined Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt in Clifton Hill, Mo., to discuss ways to keep energy rates affordable, protect the environment, and better partner with state and local stakeho...

THE TRUMP BUDGET: A BAD DEAL FOR GEORGIA’S SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

Throughout my career in Congress I have maintained a reputation for working across the aisle to craft and enact sensible policies and sensible budgets on a bipartisan basis. My only litmus test has been whether a particular bill, budget, resolution, o...

CIVIL ASSET FORFEITURE HARMS INNOCENT AMERICANS

This op ed by Congressman Collins (R-Ga.) first appeared in RealClear Policy on April 14, 2017. Reason tells us that government poses no threat to law-abiding citizens—that local and federal authorities are primarily necessary to protect society from mischief makers.

Courtney Statement On Preston Vote To Proceed With Norwich Hospital Site Redevelopment

Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) made the following statement after the Town of Preston voted to proceed with redevelopment plans for the Norwich Hospital site

City of Mobile to Unveil New Future Land Use and Major Street Plans

As directed by the Map for Mobile, the City of Mobile is unveiling the new Future Land Use Map and Major Street Plan on Thursday, April 6, at 6 pm in the gymnasium of Government Street Baptist Church, located at 3401 Government Boulevard. The City is a...

April is National Safe Digging Month – Contractors and Homeowners Urged to call 811,...

As the agency charged with enforcing safe digging practices in Maine, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) is urging all those who dig to take advantage of the resources available in Maine that will help avoid costly and dangerous damage to underground utility facilities

Senator Risch Highlights INL’s Cybersecurity Efforts During Energy and Natural Resources Committee Hearing

During a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on cybersecurity, U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) highlighted the Idaho National Lab's (INL) ongoing efforts to deter cyber threats against the United States. Risch also questioned Andrew Bo...

MaineHousing’s Arsenic Abatement Program offers relief

High levels of arsenic continue to be found in well water, especially in wells tested in three Maine counties – Cumberland, Kennebec, and Hancock. But how do you know if it is in your water? And what do you do to fix the problem, particularly if you’re of lower income?

Governor Ivey Supports Infrastructure Improvement, Gas Tax Adjustment

Governor Kay Ivey released the following statement in support of the legislature’s effort to better fund roads and bridges: “I support the legislature’s bold move to invest in infrastructure upgrades and public safety. Road and bridges are an essential service of government, and investing in them will bring more jobs and businesses to our state, creating opportunities for everyone

Bipartisan Group of Senators Look to Permanently Reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund

U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO), Richard Burr (R-NC), and others today introduced legislation to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which protects and promotes access to America's parks, rivers, forests, and public...

MURPHY CALLS ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO KEEP “BUY AMERICAN” PROMISE & USE AMERICAN-MADE PRODUCTS...

Ahead of the Trump administration’s scheduled announcement of a Buy American executive order and release of a plan outlining how they will procure materials for the construction of U.S. pipelines and infrastructure, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) – author of the American Jobs Matter Act – called on the administration to keep its promise and require all components be American-made.

RUTLEDGE ANNOUNCES IZARD COUNTY MAN SENTENCED FOR PROPERTY THEFT

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the conviction of an Izard County man for property theft by deception. Clifton Davis pleaded guilty in Pulaski County Circuit Court and was sentenced to five years probation and to pay $5,232 in...

Miami Realtors Hosting Investing in Income Properties Seminars

Miami real estate investor and acclaimed author Kenneth D. Rosen will impart his unique commercial real estate investing advice to Realtors and entrepreneurs at MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and RCA MIAMI seminars on April 11 in Dania Beach and April 20 in Coral Gables.

Blunt Welcomes EPA Administrator Pruitt to Missouri to Talk WOTUS, Energy Regulations

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) welcomed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to the Thomas Hill Energy Center in Clifton Hill, Mo. Blunt and Pruitt toured the energy plant and heard from workers, Missouri Electric Cooperative members, and agricultural leaders about the impact excessive regulations have on their jobs and industries. In his remarks, Blunt commended the Trump administration for the swift action it has taken to rein in the previous administration’s Waters of the United States Rule and so-called Clean Power Plan, both of which imposed burdensome, costly red tape on the energy and agriculture sectors.

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DNR offers guidance to shoreland property owners struggling with damage after...

As spring weather sets in, some shoreland property owners in Northern Wisconsin are discovering Mother Nature has changed the look of their waterfront due to shifting ice over the winter months