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Hope for Delaware Republicans « The Washington Independent

Jul 31, 2020

Hope for Delaware Republicans « The Washington Independent

Hope for Delaware Republicans « The Washington Independent

Jul 31, 2020

Senate Passes State Aid Bill, House Will Return to Vote On It

Senate Passes State Aid Bill, House Will Return to Vote On It

Today, the Senate approved a state aid bill providing $26.1 billion in funding for cash-strapped local governments to use for Medicaid and teachers’ jobs. The
Today, the Senate approved a state aid bill providing $26.1 billion in funding for cash-strapped local governments to use for Medicaid and teachers’ jobs. The
Jul 31, 2020

New senior adviser for Obama campaign lobbied for Keystone pipeline, Comcast merger

New senior adviser for Obama campaign lobbied for Keystone pipeline, Comcast merger

President Obama’s 2012 campaign has a new senior adviser — a former lobbyist for the company pushing the Keystone XL pipeline, who also lobbied for Comcast throughout the period that the media conglomerate was seeking approval for its merger with NBC-Universal. The campaign hired Broderick Johnson of the lobbying firm Bryan Cave LLP this week. According to U.S.
President Obama’s 2012 campaign has a new senior adviser — a former lobbyist for the company pushing the Keystone XL pipeline, who also lobbied for Comcast throughout the period that the media conglomerate was seeking approval for its merger with NBC-Universal. The campaign hired Broderick Johnson of the lobbying firm Bryan Cave LLP this week. According to U.S.
Jul 31, 2020

Fla. Supreme Court hears initial arguments on governor’s executive powers

Fla. Supreme Court hears initial arguments on governor’s executive powers

The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on one of Rick Scott’s first and most substantial acts as governor, which drew a legal challenge earlier this year. # Rosalie Whiley, a blind woman seeking to reapply for food stamps, challenged Scott’s authority to suspend rulemaking by executive agencies, an effort intended to reign in out-of-control regulations, but that also ensared agencies’ efforts to do things like create a streamlined application for food stamps. (That specific rulemaking effort, Scott’s lawyers were quick to point out, has since been approved, and is again moving through the process.) # Scott froze rulemaking the day he took office, in his first executive order (.pdf), which also created the Office of Fiscal Accountability and Regulatory Reform (aka OFARR)
The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on one of Rick Scott’s first and most substantial acts as governor, which drew a legal challenge earlier this year. # Rosalie Whiley, a blind woman seeking to reapply for food stamps, challenged Scott’s authority to suspend rulemaking by executive agencies, an effort intended to reign in out-of-control regulations, but that also ensared agencies’ efforts to do things like create a streamlined application for food stamps. (That specific rulemaking effort, Scott’s lawyers were quick to point out, has since been approved, and is again moving through the process.) # Scott froze rulemaking the day he took office, in his first executive order (.pdf), which also created the Office of Fiscal Accountability and Regulatory Reform (aka OFARR)
Jul 31, 2020
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