U.S. DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR: In First Raid, New Opioid Task Force Seizes $2.5 Million worth of Meth and $22,000 in Marijuana, Heroin and Other Narcotics

Just two weeks after U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced the Department was forming a new Joint Task Force (JTF) to combat the opioid crisis in Indian Country, the Secretary announced the JTF's first raid seized 49 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of $2.5 million and more than $20,000 worth of marijuana, plus smaller amounts of heroin, and other narcotics. Read More »

AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE COUNCIL: Firing Blanks: Why the Current Focus on Guns in Schools Won’t Solve the School Safety Debate

After every school shooting tragedy, the same gun debates rage in America, pitting gun control advocates against Second Amendment supporters. But this frequently-heated debate unfortunately overshadows solutions that might bring Americans together; common sense measures to makes schools safer that get obscured by the shouting match over gun ownership. Read More »

EPA REGION 2: EPA Announces New Funding for Water Infrastructure Projects in New York

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of funding that could provide as much as $5.5 billion in loans, which could leverage over $11 billion in water infrastructure projects through the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. Prospective borrowers seeking WIFIA credit assistance must submit a letter of interest (LOI) by July 6, 2018. Read More »

REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR'S ASSOCIATION: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Signs New Legislation To Combat Opioid Crisis

GOP Governor Scott Walker is taking major action to combat the opioid crisis in Wisconsin. Today, Governor Walker signed two new bills into law as part of the state’s Heroin, Opioid Prevention and Education agenda that increase funding for drug-related law enforcement and require proof of continuing education for medical personnel. Read More »

REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR'S ASSOCIATION: Malloy Enabler Ned Lamont Struggles To Defend Connecticut’s Job-Killing Tax Hikes

In trying to defend Failed Governor Dan Malloy’s job-killing tax hikes, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont falsely claimed that General Electric did not leave Connecticut last year “because taxes were too high” despite evidence to the contrary. In doing so, Lamont showed that he will happily defend Dan Malloy on the campaign trail. Read More »

COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE: CEI Achieves Victory for Class in Harmless Harvest Objection

The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Center for Class Action Fairness (CEI) achieved a victory for class members in the Ma v. Harmless Harvest litigation as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York denied approval of a settlement that would have given class attorneys $575,000 and the class members nothing. Read More »