President Trump’s Team is Drafting Tax Reform Legislation

President Trump’s Team is Drafting Tax Reform Legislation






President Trump’s Team is Drafting Tax Reform Legislation US President Donald Trump’s administration is working on a new tax reform legislation  that goes beyond the House of Representatives’ tax reform blueprint, according to the latest reports I have received. “The House can go and do what they want to do. We are going to formulate […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update A new study suggests that medical marijuana can reduce opioid abuse, Arkansas and Florida continue to grapple with addressing voter-approved medical marijuana laws, and more.  National Last Monday a new study found that legalized medical marijuana could help curb opiod abuse. A new study reported in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update A package of implementation bills is moving in Arkansas, Florida Republicans use an implementation bill to try to impose restrictions on the voter-approved medical marijuana law, and more. Arkansas Last Thursday, A package of “fix” bills were moving. The Senate sent two medical marijuana bills to the governor’s desk, while the House […]






Barack Obamacare Scuttled, House Panel OK’s GOP Health Bill

Barack Obamacare Scuttled, House Panel OK’s GOP Health Bill






Barack Obamacare Scuttled, House Panel OK’s GOP Health Bill House Republicans scored a pre-dawn triumph Thursday in their effort to scuttle former President Barack Hussein-Obama’s healthcare overhaul. After 18 hours of debate and majority party-line votes, Republicans pushed legislation through the Ways and Means Committee abolishing the tax penalty Obamacare’s statute imposes on people who […]






Republican Senators Aim to Strip Aid to Palestinians

Republican Senators Aim to Strip Aid to Palestinians






Republican Senators Aim to Strip Aid to Palestinians US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and 10 other GOP lawmakers re-introduced legislation Wednesday to strip US aid to the Palestinian Authority due to its support of terrorism. “It’s unacceptable that our taxpayer dollars are still being used by the Palestinian Authority to pay terrorists who have Israeli […]






US Embassy to Move to Jerusalem  

US Embassy to Move to Jerusalem  






US Embassy to Move to Jerusalem Bill seeks to counter Obama Admin refusal to call Jerusalem Israel’s capital A delegation of Republican senators is moving forward with an effort to freeze some funding to the State Department until the US Embassy in Israel is formally moved to Jerusalem, according to new legislation. The legislation comes […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Ohio becomes the newest MM (medical marijuana) state, but you cannot smoke it; a pair of contending Arkansas initiatives are coming up on a signature turn-in deadline; DPA identifies problems with New York’s medical marijuana program, and more. Arkansas As of Wednesday, a pair of medical marijuana initiative campaigns are facing a […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update The California legislature gets down to business, MM expansion bills become law in Colorado and Vermont, a “poison pill” California initiative fails to make the ballot, and more.  California Last Wednesday, the Senate approved a medical marijuana sales tax. The Senate Wednesday approved a bill imposing a 15% sales tax on medical […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update Illinois’ medical marijuana program is set to be extended and expanded, the Ohio legislature passes a medical marijuana bill, the Ohio medical marijuana initiative is now dead, and more.  Illinois Last Friday, the House approved an extension and an expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program. The House voted to approve a […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update In Oklahoma and Ohio, medical marijuana half-measures are being challenged by initiative campaigns, Oakland tries to create some racial equity in the industry, Maryland initiative hits another delay, and more.  California On Tuesday, Oakland passed an ordinance designed to encourage minority participation in the industry. The city council unanimously approved a medical […]