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Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today praised the U.S. Supreme Court for unanimously protecting private property owners, a position Rutledge had urged in a friend of the court brief.
U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), a member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, applauded committee passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016. The bill was reported out of committee by a vote of 19 to 1 last week.
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge joined eight other attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case, Murr v. Wisconsin, which is challenging uncompensated regulatory takings of private property. The brief urges the Court to reject a new judicially created rule that would allow government too much latitude to heavily regulate land without properly compensating property owners.
Residents of 11 Arkansas counties who suffered damage from the severe storms of December – January have only until Tuesday, April 5, 2016 to register for federal disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration
Federal assistance is being offered to help Arkansas communities rebuild infrastructure to higher, more disaster-resistant standards and state officials are encouraging local governments to take advantage of that funding
Federal officials today estimated more than $11.7 million in disaster assistance will help fund local governments’ recovery from this winter’s severe storms and flooding.
Aid is still available to residents of Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Faulkner, Jackson, Jefferson, Lee, Little River, Perry, Sebastian and Sevier counties who suffered disaster-related damage. They are encouraged to register for assistance with FEMA before the April 5, 2016 deadline.
A joint federal/state disaster recovery center is open in Jackson County to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding Dec. 26, 2015 – Jan. 22, 2016.
Joint federal/state disaster recovery centers will open Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Jackson and Little River counties to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding Dec. 26, 2015 – Jan. 22, 2016
Congressman French Hill (AR-02) introduced H.R. 4620, the Preserving Access to CRE Capital Act of 2016. H.R. 4620 modifies Dodd-Frank’s risk retention requirements for prudently underwritten, low-risk commercial real estate loans, the current Dodd-Frank rules are set to take effect in December 2016.
Effective today, hours are changing at two mobile disaster recovery centers serving those whose homes or businesses were affected by the late December – January storms.
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) issued the following statement Thursday (Feb. 11) in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to temporarily block the Obama Administration’s greenhouse gas emissions rules on power plant
Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay, stopping the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) implementation of the Clean Power Plan
Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04), a member of the House Committee on the Budget, issued the following statement Tuesday (Feb. 9) after the release of President Barack Obama’s proposed Fiscal Year 2017 budget.