Archive for August 21st, 2017

Will Trump End Antiquities Act Road Show?


Monday August 21st, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:31am PST   •   0 Comments

Since 1996, U.S. presidents have deployed the 1906 Antiquities Act to create 27 national monuments, including the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Bear Ears, both in Utah, and the 1.6 million-acre Mojave Trails National Monument in California, created in early 2016. President Donald Trump calls this a “massive federal land grab” that unilaterally puts...
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Federal Government Layoffs in the Works


Monday August 21st, 2017   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:31am PST   •   0 Comments

For a very long time, the employees of the U.S. government have had it really good. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the combination of regular wages with extremely generous benefits puts the total compensation of the federal government employees well ahead of their peers in the private sector. But that’s not all. Downsizing...
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