Person by person, town by town, county by county, opposition to ICLEI (ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA) and its Agenda 21 message is growing. Edmond, Oklahoma is following the example of municipalities around the nation as they formally discontinue participation in ICLEI and local efforts toward “sustainability.” The city sent a letter to ICLEI withdrawing its membership.
Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp (picture, left) has proposed reducing the tax rate to 25 percent for both individuals and corporations as a key provision of a tax reform package, but also acknowledged that the process of rewriting the federal tax code could be a lengthy one.
Forty-two Republican senators sent a letter to President Obama asking him to withdraw his nomination of Donald Berwick (pictured, left) to continue as head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Perhaps hoping to avoid the plight of unions in states such as Wisconsin, Ohio, and Tennessee, members of a New Jersey public employee union have proposed a plan to contribute more money to their medical coverage in the hopes of convincing New Jersey lawmakers that real savings can be made at the bargaining table.
The FBI announced last week that its new identification system has reached its initial operating capacity. Known as Next Generation Identification (NGI), the Lockheed Martin-built program serves as an incremental upgrade of the FBI’s Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, or IAFIS — which will revolutionize law enforcement’s ability to process fingerprints.