Forest Preservation. Legal news and articles for November 30 - 30, 2014

Canada lagging on animal protection, according to new global indexStudy highlights ag law needs across MarylandJobs Bills That Don't Create Jobs: What Republican Control Could MeanJobs Bills That Don't Create Jobs: What Republican Control Could MeanMitch McConnell's big testCanada Lagging On Animal Protection, According To New Global IndexCarmel conservation district debate has ended — for nowEnglish for Americans: Encouraged but not requiredDream of a manse on a Vt. hilltop runs into tradition, suspicionSenators hold landlords' feet to the fire over heatMDAH suggests Warren Co. keep buildingsDream of a manse on a Vt. hilltop runs into tradition, suspicionRenewing water policy talk opens floodgate of questionsHelp conservation thrive in perpetuitySand Ridge Prairie Tree Farm balances preservation, Christmas culture

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Supervisors propose amendments to county budget
Baraboo News RepublicNovember 1, 2014

He also proposed that the amount of grants distributed by the Arts, Humanities, and Historic Preservation Committee be reduced by $20,000. Kriegl proposed a second amendment that would require the largest departments to budget for employment ...more »

Lone Fir Cemetery Tour of Untimely Departures offers tours with talking ghosts ...
The Oregonian - OregonLive.comNovember 3, 2014

Proceeds from the tour benefit preservation efforts at the cemetery. The tours were discontinued for a couple of years. The sold out ... Killed by his brother-in-law after taking his sister to a dance. Aksel Johnson. Burned to death in a boiler ...more »

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Canada lagging on animal protection, according to new global index
Edmonton JournalNovember 30, 2014

Criminal Code anti-cruelty law remains largely unchanged since it was drafted more than a century ago, said Melissa Matlow, a spokesman for World Animal Protection. The legislation, she said, still brands animals as property. "That's a big problem ...more »

Study highlights ag law needs across Maryland
The Star DemocratNovember 30, 2014

In the 2011 legislation, the General Assembly tasked the University System of Maryland with helping to preserve Maryland's family farms by assisting their owners with the legal issues associated with agricultural production. The result is the ...more »

Jobs Bills That Don't Create Jobs: What Republican Control Could Mean
Huffington PostNovember 30, 2014

A prime example is the Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act, which would exempt certain private equity funds from Securities and Exchange Commission registration and reporting requirements. Cutting these “unnecessary regulations that ...more »

Jobs Bills That Don't Create Jobs: What Republican Control Could Mean
Huffington PostNovember 30, 2014

A prime example is the Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act, which would exempt certain private equity funds from Securities and Exchange Commission registration and reporting requirements. Cutting these “unnecessary regulations that ...more »

Mitch McConnell's big test
Christian Science MonitorNovember 30, 2014

His prime-time brandishing of his executive action powers on immigration – granting a deportation reprieve to millions of undocumented immigrants – enraged Republicans on Capitol Hill and will likely make it harder for McConnell to act or sound ...more »

Canada Lagging On Animal Protection, According To New Global Index
Huffington Post CanadaNovember 30, 2014

... of their policy and legislative commitments to animal welfare and protection. Criminal Code anti-cruelty law remains largely unchanged since it was drafted more than a century ago, said Melissa Matlow, a spokesman for World Animal Protection ...more »

Carmel conservation district debate has ended — for now
Indianapolis StarNovember 30, 2014

The designation is less restrictive than a historic preservation district but requires approval from Carmel's Historic Preservation Commission for major changes to homeowners' property. Brainard ... "We followed the procedure to the law," she said. "It ...more »

English for Americans: Encouraged but not required
Los Angeles TimesNovember 30, 2014

In a country in which 1 out of every 5 residents speaks a foreign language at home, that assertion will strike many as offensive or just wrong. The same is true of perennial efforts in Congress to declare English the official national ... The proposed ...more »

Dream of a manse on a Vt. hilltop runs into tradition, suspicion
Boston GlobeNovember 30, 2014

To that end, preservation groups successfully pushed a change to state law that made it more difficult to move a cemetery, said Charlie Marchant, secretary of the Vermont Old Cemeteries Association. Among the new restrictions — passed too late to ...more »

Senators hold landlords' feet to the fire over heat
New York Daily NewsNovember 30, 2014

“Unfortunately, there's still some landlords . . . that aren't following the letter of the law when it comes to heat and hot water,” Klein said. “We want to hold their feet to the fire, so to speak.” Staffers examined data compiled by the city's ...more »

MDAH suggests Warren Co. keep buildings
SunHerald.comNovember 30, 2014

Because they are in the city's Grove Street-Jackson Street National Register Historic District both buildings are protected under the city's historic preservation ordinance, but have been allowed to deteriorate. Known as the "old Verhine building," the ...more »

Dream of a manse on a Vt. hilltop runs into tradition, suspicion
Boston GlobeNovember 30, 2014

And that the boundary between law and tradition can be a remarkably fuzzy one, making it hard to unearth exactly what someone can acceptably do on their own patch of green. “The [Aldrich] family selected that place. They picked the most ... Whatever ...more »

Renewing water policy talk opens floodgate of questions
TBO.comNovember 30, 2014

Florida used to spend $300 million a year of doc stamp money on conservation under Preservation 2000, a 10-year program launched by then-Gov. Bob Martinez, of Tampa, in 1990, and through Florida Forever, an act signed in 1999 by former Gov. Jeb Bush ...more »

Help conservation thrive in perpetuity
Charleston Post CourierNovember 30, 2014

The tax incentives are akin to tax write-offs for charitable donations that provide valuable public benefits at a significantly lower cost to the public treasury. ... The conservation tax incentive measure has the support of a wide range of ...more »

Sand Ridge Prairie Tree Farm balances preservation, Christmas culture
Rockford Register StarNovember 30, 2014

It was the day after Thanksgiving, and two tall trees would end up on the back of the trailer behind the family pickup, one for the Kraft family and the other for Jenny's brother and sister-in-law, Jeremy and Jenn Hooker of Dixon. “This is tradition ...more »

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