January 4, 2017

Treehugger Lloyd Alter January 3, 2017 Plastic bag bans are about a lot more than just banning plastic bags; A few years ago, Adam Sternbergh wrote a great article for New York Magazine, The Fight Over Plastic Bags Is About a Lot More Than How to Get Groceries Home, discussing …

December 28, 2016

AGWEEK Jenny Schlecht December 27, 2016 HELENA, Mont. — Major players in the formation of Montana agricultural policy anticipate an active 2017 Legislative Session, slated to begin Jan. 2. in Helena. Lola Raska, executive vice president of the Montana Grain Growers Association, says ag research centers, university research and the …

December 26, 2016

Governing.com ELIZABETH DAIGNEAU January 2017 If there is one word to describe Arizona’s 2016 legislative session, that word is “preemption.” Last year, state lawmakers stripped cities and counties of the authority to regulate everything from backyard chickens and dog breeders to Airbnb and other home-sharing services. Collectively, legislators introduced more …

December 19, 2016

TC Palm Isadora Rangel December 15, 2016 Florida coastal communities could ban plastic shopping bags to preserve the environment and reduce litter under a proposed state law. Municipalities with fewer than 100,000 residents could create a pilot program to regulate disposable bags under a bill filed ahead of the 2017 Florida legislative session. …