Tag: Budget

13
Apr

Solid Funding for Solid Waste

On April 9th, local solid waste managers, environmental public health directors, and county commissioners came to the capital to advocate for local solid waste financial assistance (LSWFA). Used for the development, implementation, and enforcement of solid waste management plans (including recycling and hazardous materials), LSWFA funding is distributed statewide to all counties. The funding source for LSWFA has been the

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13
Apr

Fire in the Senate

A major hearing took place this week in the Senate as the Ways and Means Committee heard SB 5996 for the first time. This bill, known as the Wildfire Prevention and Suppression Act, was recently proposed and is intended to create a dedicated program for providing funding to improve the fire-fighting capabilities of our state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

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25
Feb

Week 6: Policy Committee Cutoff

Friday, February 22 marked the 40th day of the 66th Legislative Session. It’s also the first important milestone of session – the house of origin policy committee cutoff. By the close of business on Friday, all bills must have moved out of their policy committee in order to continue moving forward in the legislative process. A lot of bills –

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16
Mar

Past President Blog

Past President Commissioner Obie O’Brien shares some insights about being the president of WSAC during the 2016 calendar year. Commissioner Blair Brady was elected in November to take over the role of WSAC President for the 2017 calendar year. The following was written by Commissioner O’Brien. As I look back over a very quick 12 months I am reminded how

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