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  • Senate transportation bill funds more federal government land grabs

    03/19/2012 5:08:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies ^ | March 19, 2012 | Rebekah Rast
    The U.S. Senate has approved of a $109 billion bill that provides two years of funding for transportation and transit projects around the country. The bill may or may not be taken up by the U.S. House Representatives depending on if they choose to write a separate House bill, but hopefully what will be left out of any final version is an amendment by Montana U.S. Sen. Max Baucus. His amendment funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to the tune of $1.4 billion for fiscal years 2013 and 2014 — quite a jump from the $323 million it...
  • Revolving door? Lee picks top lobbyist to lead his staff (Tea Party Winner)

    11/14/2010 10:00:34 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 11 replies
    Senator-elect Mike Lee has tapped one of Utah’s most prominent lobbyists to lead his Washington staff and coordinate his transition from candidate to senator. Spencer Stokes doesn’t officially become a Senate staffer until Jan. 5, but he plans to bounce between Utah and Washington in the coming weeks as he tries to hire staff, set up the Senate office and ramp down his lobbying activities. “It will be an exciting time to be back in D.C.,” said Stokes, who believes American voters used November’s election to protest government overreach. He said Republicans are now positioned to make an impact on...
  • Congressional report: “The War on Western Jobs”

    10/13/2010 6:11:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2010 | Mark Hemingway
    The Congressional Western Caucus, headed by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, have just released a report titled “The War on Western Jobs.” From the report’s introduction: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the West reported the highest regional jobless rate in August, at 10.8 percent. The western region has maintained the highest regional unemployment for the past year. At the same time, six of the top twelve states with the largest declines in the employment to population ratio since the recession began in 2007 are western states. According to The Associated Press Economic Stress Index,...
  • Administration document reveals big change in federal land management

    08/06/2010 4:46:37 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 26 replies
    KSL News 5 ^ | 8/5/2010 | Sarah Dallof
    "Of the 264 million acres under BLM management, some 130- to 140-million acres are worthy of consideration as treasured lands. These areas [are] roughly equivalent in size to Colorado and Wyoming combined." -BLM's Treasured Lanscapes paper
  • Tenth Amendment Stages Comeback

    07/30/2010 7:24:35 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 30, 2010 | Kristin Theresa Jaroma
    America ought to possess a clearly defined and laid out set of municipal jurisdictions; the states having one level of control in governing, while the federal branches of government have their own, Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) said at The Heritage Foundation Bloggers Briefing on July 27, 2010. Rep. Bishop is on the Tenth Amendment Task Force in Congress. Back in 2007, a quarter of a million people working for the federal government set down and established official bylaws and regulations on the American public, with approximately four thousand joining them in this task each year, Rep. Bishop pointed out. “We...
  • Documents identify terrorism threat in border gaps

    12/07/2009 5:23:59 AM PST · by Outside da Box · 12 replies · 669+ views
    The Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | 12/7/2009 | Thomas Burr
    Shortly after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, a secret government report highlighted a way terrorists might easily enter the United States carting weapons of mass destruction. It wasn't by air or sea. The classified analysis pointed to an arid and sparsely populated stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona teeming with drug runners. "This area has become very active with smuggling and encrypted radio traffic," says the report titled "Threat Assessment for Public Lands" completed by the Interior Department in late 2002. "This would be an ideal area to smuggle a weapon of mass destruction." The report, marked...