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  • Trump promises ‘massive permit reform’ in infrastructure bill

    06/09/2017 1:54:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 9, 2017 | Melanie Zanona
    President Trump promised on Friday to include “massive permit reform” in his $1 trillion infrastructure package as a way to speed up the lengthy construction approval process, which he blamed for getting in the way of efforts to repair the country’s infrastructure. Trump's goal is to bring the approval process from as long as 10 years down to two years, while providing “one point of contact to deliver ‘yes or no’ for the entire federal government,” Trump said during a speech at the Department of Transportation headquarters. The White House will try to achieve that target by setting up a...
  • Elon Musk to dig tunnel to ease traffic in LA, but he doesn't yet have permission

    02/17/2017 3:13:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 65 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 26, 2017 | Olivia Solon
    Elon Musk announced plans to start digging a traffic-easing tunnel under Los Angeles “in a month or so”, but city planning bodies say he doesn’t yet have permission.The SpaceX and Tesla CEO has been mulling the idea since December, when he revealed his frustrations with congestion in the city. “Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging,” he said on Twitter.“It shall be called The Boring Company,” he added. “Boring, it’s what we do.”At the time it wasn’t clear whether he was joking, but today’s announcement suggested he was not. Elon...
  • WI: Concealed Carry Permits top 320,000 at end of 2016

    02/13/2017 3:21:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin topped 320,000 concealed carry permits by the end of December, 2016.  As of January 7th, 2017, there were 321,200 active permits. 3,218 new permits were added in December, according to a Wisconsin Department of Justice source. Some permits are expiring, so the rate of increase of active permits has slowed. There were 315,263 active permits at the end of September, 2016. Wisconsin has one of the best and most easily accessible shall issue concealed carry permit systems in the nation.  No fingerprints or picture is required. The permit fee is $40, and the training requirement is easily met...
  • SD: Record Annual and Total Active Concealed Carry Permits

    01/07/2017 6:48:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    South Dakota had a Total of 96,227 concealed carry permits active at the end of November, 2016. From kelo.com: PIERRE, SD (KELO AM) Permits issued for concealed carry firearms reached an all-time high in South Dakota in 2016. Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says there were 30,029 concealed carry permits issued, nearly 4,000 more than the previous record in 2013. The total regular, renewed, and enhanced permits issued up to at the end of November, in 2016, were 27,877.  That indicates that 2,848 permits were issued or renewed in December of 2016. The capjournal.com notes that  3,879 were issued...
  • Indiana bill seeks to eliminate requirement for gun permits

    12/25/2016 4:41:07 PM PST · by digger48 · 21 replies
    WISH ^ | December 25, 2016, | ap
    <p>NDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gun rights advocates view the upcoming legislative session as their best bet to get rid of an Indiana law that requires a license to carry handguns.</p> <p>The controversial legislation didn’t advance during the 2016 session, but supporters believe this time could be different after sweeping Republican wins on Election Day and the appointment of Republican state Rep. Ben Smaltz to the House Public Policy Committee, which acts as a gatekeeper on such bills.</p>
  • Silly Carry Permit Requirements

    12/22/2016 5:39:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12/22/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    By Dean WeingartenArizona – -(Ammoland.com)-Carry permits do not have to be expensive and complex. The New Hampshire permit has been fairly easy to obtain for many years, if you already had a permit from your state of residence.During the last few months I have renewed a couple of carry permits.  It is not intensely difficult, but when you have better things to do, it can be irritating. Some of the requirements make no sense. Others were obviously put in as poison pills during the passage of the original bill. Many seem designed to discourage people from obtaining a permit.As John...
  • Final wind-turbine rule permits thousands of eagle deaths

    12/14/2016 11:51:46 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 129 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12//14/16 | Matthew Daly - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday finalized a rule that lets wind-energy companies operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years — even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles. Under the new rule, wind companies and other power providers will not face a penalty if they kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles, nearly four times the current limit. Deaths of the more rare golden eagles would be allowed without penalty so long as companies minimize losses by taking steps such as retrofitting power poles to reduce the risk of...
  • Farmers: New proposed law in Town of Sweden (NY) could cripple our businesses

    12/06/2016 10:40:07 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 23 replies
    whec TV 10 ^ | November 23, 2016 | Brianna DiPilato
    Local farmers say a new proposed law in the Town of Sweden could cripple their businesses and potentially their livelihood. Best known for their U-Pick Pumpkin Patch and October events, McCracken Farms draws in people from all over the state every year. Now, the farm's owner, Paul McCracken tells us it might be more difficult to bring in all those visitors. "We've been doing this for over 30 years and now all of a sudden, here's a whole slew of zoning permits and special-use permits," says McCracken. "The list goes on and on, it's unnecessary." The newly required permits come...
  • Clinton house renovated without permits

    10/28/2016 5:11:47 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | 28 October 2016
    Bill and Hillary Clinton failed to get required permits for a rushed renovation of the house and grounds they recently bought next to their original Westchester home, it was reported Friday. Records show that the Clintons’ contractors filled in an in-ground pool, covering it with gravel, and extensively remodeled the interior of the property — all without applying for permits and paying the required fees to the town of New Castle. The couple were apparently in a rush to get the work done and demanded that it be finished before Thanksgiving, a contractor told town officials. “He said they have...
  • Clintons remodeled home without getting required permits

    10/28/2016 6:57:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 28, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    Earlier this year the Clinton’s bought the house next door to their current home in Chappaqua, NY for just over a million dollars. According to the Journal News, the Clintons then started renovations on the property without taking out permits for any of the work. At some point, someone turned them in and an inspector came out to have a look at the property: [Building Inspector William] Maskiell, who said he visited the home Oct. 5, after the department received a complaint about excavation done there, said as he headed to the basement to talk to the contractor, he noticed...
  • Homeowner accused of running illegal homeless shelter

    08/18/2016 8:14:53 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies
    The State ^ | 8/18/2016 | AP
    A North Charleston homeowner is facing charges after officials say he was operating an illegal homeless shelter at the property. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports North Charleston officials say 51-year-old Cyrus Kamini was charged Monday with operating a business without a license, operating an unsafe dwelling and not having permits for work done on the site. Officials boarded up the 1,500-square-foot home owned by Kamini that was divided into as many as eight units.
  • HOT lane lottery makes a mockery of GTA traffic woes: Keenan

    06/28/2016 10:00:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | June 24, 2016 | Edward Keenan
    The Ontario lottery corporation recently started advertising its newest scratch-and-win lottery: tickets cost $30 (the highest price among its lotteries), and the top prize is a cool $2.5 million. Now, if you want an indication of how bad traffic is in the GTA, consider that Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca announced a lottery of his own on Thursday: tickets cost $180 each, though you only pay if you win. The prize? One of 1,000 permits to drive in an uncongested highway lane for 16 kilometres between Burlington and Oakville. The ad copy writes itself: Imagine the freedom of cruising at...
  • D.C. ignoring court order to issue concealed-carry permits, columnist says

    05/26/2016 7:27:15 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 17 replies
    NOLA ^ | 05/26/2016 | Todd Masson
    Despite a recent court order, Washington, D.C., is still refusing to issue concealed-carry permits to its residents, according to Devin Watkins, who attempted to obtain a permit last week. Watkins, a columnist at the federalist.com, wrote that when he went to apply for the permit, police officers at the station told him they had been ordered by D.C.'s attorney general to ignore the court order and continue to deny applications.
  • Court says 2nd Amendment doesn’t trump NJ’s strict gun laws

    05/24/2016 10:16:04 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 60 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | May 24, 2016 | Dan Alexander
    A Bergen County man has lost his bid to fight the confiscation of his guns and ammunition following a domestic violence arrest and charges that he had high-capacity magazines and hollow-point ammunition. An appellate decision on Tuesday upheld a Superior Court judge’s earlier ruling that Arthur Vinogradsky was no longer qualified to be a gun owner even though the charges against him were eventually dropped. It’s the latest example of New Jersey’s gun-control laws, which are among the strictest in the nation. In New Jersey, residents must apply to their local police departments to obtain permits to buy, own or...
  • Expect roadblocks statewide during fishing and hunting seasons.(NM)

    04/12/2016 3:31:20 AM PDT · by MCF · 32 replies
    New Mexico Department of Game and Fish ^ | April 11, 2016 | Media contact: Karl Moffatt
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, ARPIL 11, 2016: Expect roadblocks statewide during fishing and hunting seasons SANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish will conduct roadblocks throughout the state during the hunting and fishing seasons to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations. The 2016-17 fishing season began April 1. Youth turkey hunting season began April 8 and the general season begins April 15. For more information, please consult the department's fishing or hunting Rules & Information booklets available at www.wildlife.state.nm.us or at area offices and license vendors. At roadblocks, conservation officers also will check for compliance with...
  • The Left Thinks Clerk Kim Davis Should be in Jail? Well, What About THIS Elected Official?

    09/05/2015 9:29:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | September 5, 2015 | Eric Odom
    The left is going bananas over Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis and her refusal to issue marriage licenses to gays. They applaud the heavy hand of the government and rejoice that a judge has taken the extraordinary step of having her placed behind bars, guarded by U.S. Marshals. The double standard revealed her is astonishing. Now keep in mind that gay marriage is in no way every mentioned in the constitution. Nor is marriage generally. But the 2nd Amendment makes it abundantly clear that every American has a right to keep and bear arms. There is no question on this. None...
  • 10 injured when crane drops massive air conditioner [DeBlasio's New York City]

    06/01/2015 6:31:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    A massive air-conditioning unit being lifted by a crane to the top of a midtown Manhattan office building broke free Sunday, fell 28 stories and landed in the middle of Madison Avenue, injuring 10 people. Two were construction workers, while the others were pedestrians and occupants of passing cars. All were struck by debris that caused minor injuries.
  • Amazon.com moves drone testing to secret Canadian location after U.S. too slow granting permits

    03/30/2015 9:23:41 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 19 replies
    National Post ^ | March 30, 2015 | Tristin Hopper
    VANCOUVER – Spurned by U.S. regulators, Amazon.com has turned to the one country where flying delivery robots are still welcome: Canada. On Monday, the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper revealed that the online retail giant is testing its latest prototypes for package-carrying drones at a top-secret site in British Columbia. “We are rapidly experimenting and iterating on Amazon Prime Air … including outdoors at a rural test site in Canada,” wrote Amazon spokesperson Kristen Kish in an email to the National Post. --- Located a mere 600 metres from the U.S. border, the Canadian testing grounds fulfill a lingering threat by Amazon...
  • Obama Administration Proposes 30-Year Eagle Kill Permits

    01/19/2014 5:29:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Heartland ^ | 1/18/14 | Alyssa Carducci
    The Obama administration announced a proposal to grant 30-year permits for wind turbine facilities to kill bald and golden eagles, causing an uproar among environmentalist groups. **SNIP** The National Audubon Society, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the American Bird Conservancy, and the Conservation Law Center are some of the environmental organizations opposing the permits. The National Audubon Society referred to the 30-year permit proposal as “a stunningly bad move.”
  • 2 Millions Bikers to DC Invited to Justice for Benghazi Rally

    09/10/2013 6:25:09 AM PDT · by lward99 · 46 replies
    “We welcome the ‘Bikers Benghazi Brigade’ with Open Arms to join our Justice for Benghazi Rally as we already have a permit.” -- Mitchell Mason, Rally Organizer Washington D.C. – Today the Justice for Benghazi Rally Organizers, Patriots4America and Special Operations Speaks invite the 2 Million Bikers to ride into the Capitol as ‘Bikers for the Benghazi 4’ and join their approved and permitted rally on the Capitol West Lawn at 12:30-6:00 pm on September 11, 2013. We welcome the Bikers to participate in the Justice for Benghazi Rally and will even offer some speaking slots.