Archive for February, 2017

WOTUS Could Take One Big Step Toward Extinction Today [UPDATE] – Crops – News

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

TAGS: Marketing, Overseas December 18, 2014 By Ben Potter AgWeb.com Social Media and Innovation Editor [UPDATE] President Trump has signed the executive order, which directs the EPA to formally reconsider WOTUS. “It’s a horrible, horrible rule,” Trump said during a White House signing ceremony. “Has sort of a nice name, but everything else is bad.” Trump also called WOTUS a “massive power grab” during the signing ceremony and claimed without offering further details that EPA regulators have been responsible for putting “hundreds of thousands” of Americans out of jobs. Iowa Senator released a statement applauding the move, calling the executive […] Read More →

Conservatives rebel on health care, and GOP looks to Trump

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

Republicans confronted a conservative rebellion in their own party Tuesday over their long-promised plans to repeal and replace the health care law, and beseeched President Donald Trump to settle the dispute in his first speech to a joint session of Congress. “He’s the leader on this issue right now; he’s the one that’s got to hold us together,” said Rep. Dennis Ross of Florida as he left a morning meeting during which he said Republican leaders urged the rank-and-file to “‘stay strong'” on the issue and told them: “‘Now is not the time to back down.” The pep talk from […] Read More →

Move could eliminate commercial zone in parts of Howard County’s rural crossroads

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017:

Howard County’s planning board will consider a proposal Thursday to abolish a zoning designation designed to spur commercial development in the rural crossroads of Dayton, Lisbon, Highland and Glenwood. The proposal by council members Greg Fox, a District 5 Republican, and Mary Kay Sigaty, a District 4 Democrat, would remove the floating zone, called BRX, or business-rural crossroads, in response to community concerns that the zone applies a one-size-fits-all approach where the need for additional commercial development is questionable and, in some cases, unwarranted. “The communities are saying this is not something they want,” Fox said. “We’re being responsive to […] Read More →

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