The proposed new rules could insulate the state from President Donald Trump’s executive order to roll back the reach of the Clean Water Act.
Federal programs that have assisted communities with cleaner water, safer sidewalks and sewage treatment are on the chopping block in Washington.
Government auditors also report the insurance fund for taxpayer-backed mortgages lost $14.2 billion.
Oil billionaire Harold Hamm is a contender to become President-elect Donald Trump’s next energy secretary. That could present a windfall for Continental Resources, where Hamm is chief executive.
Exit polls show veterans played a pivotal role in Donald Trump’s surprise victory. Many said they weren’t sure what a Trump presidency would bring, but wanted to reject Hillary Clinton, who they said mishandled classified information and was unwilling to reform a broken VA health care system.
President-elect Donald Trump once called the county’s drug enforcement efforts “a joke.” He once said legalizing drugs was a better tactic. But as the dust settles after a contentious election – and after another eight states legalized some form of weed – the future of marijuana under Trump isn’t quite clear.
Voters went to the polls in a divisive presidential election roiled by anxieties over race, class and the fundamental integrity of the American electoral system itself.
Climate change has barely registered as a 2016 campaign issue, but in Florida, the state which usually decides the presidential election, the waters are lapping at the doors of Donald Trump’s real estate empire.