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BLM expected to finalize wind and solar rule

September 24, 2016 | Farmington Daily Times | Energy

FARMINGTON —  The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is expected to release its wind and solar rule, intended to regulate land leasing for those... Read More

Senate Approves Funding for Flint Water Crisis

September 15, 2016 | The New York Times |

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday approved legislation to spend $270 million to aid the residents of Flint, Mich., and other poor... Read More

Senate OKs water projects including Fort Worth’s Trinity River Vision

September 15, 2016 | McClatchyDC | Transportation & Infrastructure

The Senate overwhelmingly approved by 95-3 a comprehensive $9 billion water projects bill Thursday that includes over $500 million for a flood... Read More

BLM must move forward with its proposed wind and solar leasing rule

September 13, 2016 | The Hill | Congress Blog | Natural Resources

The Bureau of Land Management is expected to release its Wind and Solar Leasing Rule in the next few weeks.  The rule would create a... Read More

Shame on Congress if it grants even more secrecy to Pentagon

September 10, 2016 | Star Tribune | National Security

An inspector general report at the Pentagon concluded in 2013 that its computer systems were dangerously vulnerable to hackers. At least 49... Read More

Water bill includes money for Everglades

September 08, 2016 | TC Palm | Transportation & Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — The senator shepherding a massive water projects bill through Congress cited Florida's algae crisis on Thursday as an example of... Read More

Playing Pentagon Budget Games

September 07, 2016 | U.S. News & World Report | Budget & Tax , National Security

Congress is back in session, albeit only until the end of September, and there are lots of things to discuss. Topic number one: The need to... Read More

A Deadlocked Senate Once Again Fails to Agree on Zika Funding

September 07, 2016 | The Fiscal Times | Budget & Tax

Congress returned from a seven-week vacation on Tuesday and found itself pretty much in the same outrageous spending deadlock it left behind... Read More

La. lawmakers will seek more flood recovery money

September 01, 2016 | The Advertiser |

WASHINGTON — Louisiana lawmakers plan to push for more federal aid to speed flood recovery efforts when they return to Congress next... Read More

The Interior Department is too secretive with its public land policy.

August 31, 2016 | U.S. News & World Report | Energy

Across the federal government, information is too often locked away in what amounts to a black box. In some instances, the government... Read More

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September 23, 2016

Learning Lessons from Tax Reform

Taxpayers for Common Sense held a panel conversation yesterday commemorating the Tax Reform Act of 1986. The... Read More

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