Executive Order

PARIS | As Trump threatens election meddlers, Russia says ‘so what?’

PARIS — President Donald Trump is finally making moves against foreign election meddling — and Russia says it couldn’t care less. Trump’s executive order this week authorizing sanctions on foreigners who mess with American elections could herald new headaches for Moscow, after extensive accusations that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. But Russian … Continue reading PARIS | As Trump threatens election meddlers, Russia says ‘so what?’

WASHINGTON | Trump to ease retirement regulations with executive order

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order to make it easier for small businesses to group together to provide their workers with retirement plans. The White House says Trump will direct the Labor and Treasury departments to issue regulations to help businesses join together to offer Association Retirement Plans. Administration … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump to ease retirement regulations with executive order

WASHINGTON | Brennan gets offers for legal action on clearance revocation

WASHINGTON — Former CIA Director John Brennan said Sunday that he is considering taking legal action to try to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping other current and former officials’ security clearances. Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Brennan said he’s been contacted by a number of lawyers about the possibility of an injunction in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Brennan gets offers for legal action on clearance revocation

California News: Governor Brown Issues Executive Order to Streamline Cleanup and Recovery in Communities Impacted by Wildfires

SACRAMENTO, CA – California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an executive order to cut red tape and help streamline recovery efforts in communities impacted by the devastating wildfires that continue to burn in Lake, Siskiyou, Shasta, Mendocino and Napa counties. There are 15 major fires currently burning in California that have destroyed homes … Continue reading California News: Governor Brown Issues Executive Order to Streamline Cleanup and Recovery in Communities Impacted by Wildfires

Illinois News: Illinois Governor Rauner issues Executive Order to eliminate backlog of human rights cases

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner today issued an executive order mandating that steps be taken to eliminate the backlog of over 1,000 cases at the Illinois Human Rights Commission (IHRC) dealing with anti-discrimination and equal opportunity complaints.  Executive Order 18-08 will streamline government services to provide due process for Illinois residents. In addition … Continue reading Illinois News: Illinois Governor Rauner issues Executive Order to eliminate backlog of human rights cases

New Jersey News: New Jersey Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Prevent State Resources from Being Used to Separate Families of Immigrants

TRENTON, N.J. – Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order to prohibit any state resources from being used to assist the Trump administration’s policy of separating the families of immigrants. “Ever since our founding – and even before – our nation has been a beacon for families seeking freedom and yearning for … Continue reading New Jersey News: New Jersey Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Prevent State Resources from Being Used to Separate Families of Immigrants

WASHINGTON  | Trump’s migrant policy: First blowback, then about-face

WASHINGTON  — As a crisis of migrant children separated from their families provoked national outrage, President Donald Trump said he was powerless to act through an executive order. Five days later, he did just that. The president’s abrupt about-face laid bare the administration’s capricious use of executive power as it presses forward with a crackdown … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Trump’s migrant policy: First blowback, then about-face

Colorado News: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Signed Executive Order Committing Colorado to Adopt Low Emission Vehicle (LEV)

DENVER, CO – Tuesday, June 19, 2018, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive order that commits Colorado to adopting low emission vehicle (LEV) standards. Colorado has unmatched natural beauty, but our topography makes us especially vulnerable to greater impacts of pollution.  The LEV action helps the state meet its goal of reducing greenhouse gas … Continue reading Colorado News: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Signed Executive Order Committing Colorado to Adopt Low Emission Vehicle (LEV)