Distributive policy

SBA Administrator Guzman announces a key policy change:

Washington, March 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice of America’s 32.5 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet, ordered the Agency to provide additional deferral of principal and interest payments for COVID Economic Disaster Lending Program (EIDL) Borrowers for a […]

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FERC releases new policy for natural gas project certifications and formalizes consideration of environmental justice issues for the first time – Energy and Natural Resources

United States: FERC Releases New Policy for Natural Gas Project Certifications and Formalizes Consideration of Environmental Justice Issues for the First Time March 10, 2022 Beveridge & Diamond To print this article, all you need to do is be registered or log in to Mondaq.com. At its February meeting, the […]

Constituent policy

DOT issues policy recommendations targeting supply chain disruption

Dozens of ships anchored outside America’s busiest ports, steadily rising freight rates, and frustrated consumers inheriting both crippling delays and exorbitant price increases: these have been the painful realities of the global supply chain in recent years. In a whole-of-government effort to alleviate the root and immediate causes of the supply chain crisis, the Biden […]

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Privacy activists hope IRS policy change will lead to facial recognition legislation

Privacy advocates hope their recent victory over the IRS will mark a change in the ongoing battle over facial recognition. The IRS originally announced it would mandate biometric identity verification through ID.me for people accessing online accounts, but backtracked in response to intense criticism from lawmakers and the general public. The Algorithmic Justice League, Fight […]

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Analysis of Nigeria’s sugar roadmap – By: . .

Even the most vocal critics of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government will no doubt hail his administration’s determination to seize power, pursue, support and further fund some very important projects and policies that he inherited from his predecessor in 2015. . True to its mantra of change, the Buhari administration thought differently and acted differently in […]

Regulatory policy

To what extent could GHG emissions be affected by the clean purchasing policy?

Policymakers have developed strategies to protect the climate while supporting sustainable industry as concerns about greenhouse gas emissions have grown. The most effective policies are those that target the big contributors to pollution. Buy Clean is one such policy. It aims to build a framework for assessing and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with […]

Regulatory policy

Biden rule could help prevent revival of Trump’s key immigration policy

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said Thursday it would propose a settlement that some say will make it harder for future administrations to restore the Trump-era “public charge” policy that allowed authorities to deny permanent residency to immigrants who received or were most likely to need public benefits. Immigration advocates, who have criticized President Biden’s […]

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California adopts first national ‘endemic’ virus policy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a state’s first shift to an “endemic” approach to the coronavirus pandemic that emphasizes prevention and rapid responses to outbreaks over mandates , a milestone nearly two years in the making that heralds a return to a more normal existence. Newsom said the approach – […]

Constituent policy

Senate panel approves tax break for Humboldt hotel operator caught in political crossfire

TOPEKA — Acupuncturist Paul Finney has used inherited farmland to fund the renovation of a small, historic hotel in downtown Humboldt. Finney can be candid about how this venture from 1998 to 2006 turned out: “The hotel was not a success. I closed it and put it up for sale. Nobody wanted to buy it. […]

Redistributive policy

The ANC fails to define its own economic policy

In last week’s State of the Nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa ventured to utter a few words that exposed the naïveté of the politician and his office. The offensive words were: “We all know the government doesn’t create jobs. Businesses create jobs. Of course, these comments were consistent with ANC economic strategy, but the politician […]

Regulatory policy

We may need to rethink how housing policy works

It is no secret that there is a housing shortage in this country. The National Association of Realtors said in a report on metro housing on Thursday that a lack of homes for sale made homeownership even less affordable in the last quarter of 2021. The median home price rose to $361,700, an annual increase […]

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Revamped vaccine policy challenge still has no legs, experts say

Additionally, the revised states challenge challenges that newly required CMS state investigators overseeing Medicare and Medicaid participating facilities must be vaccinated against COVID-19 on Jan. 25. guidance document. “Seemingly emboldened by the Supreme Court’s preliminary ruling, the federal government has extended its only remaining mandate to state employees,” reads the complaint. CMS essentially adding a […]

Regulatory policy

ROBITAILLE: Trudeau’s ‘woke’ policy on plastics is a nightmare for Canadians

Breadcrumb Links Columnists Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visits a vaccination site, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada July 15, 2021. Photo by Christine Muschi /Reuters Content of the article By: Marc Robitaille Advertising This ad has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Content of the article With the […]

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By signing a new Tribal Consultation Policy, SBA

Washington, Jan. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman head of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice of America’s 32.5 million small businesses in President Biden’s Cabinet signed the Agency’s 2022 Tribal Consultation Policy. The agreement, which directs the SBA’s coordination with governments tribal communities, also recognizes the federal […]

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White House drug policy official says ‘human element’ key to treating people with substance use disorders

According to the Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention, approximately 100,000 Americans have died from drug overdoses in a year through May 2021 and that number will only increase unless treatment providers focus on the human aspect of substance use disorder. That was the message conveyed from Haymarket, Va., by Rob Kent, general counsel for […]

Redistributive policy

Weighing in on President Biden’s first year: the economy and monetary policy

As part of a series examining the first year of Biden’s presidency, Harvard Law Today asked Christine A. DesanLeo Gottlieb law professor and scholar of monetary policy and economics, to share his thoughts on the administration’s successes, failures and future agenda. Harvard Law Today: What has the administration done well so far? Christine Desan: The […]