May 1, 2015
Final News from the Front The last one, folks! In last week’s News From the Front, we promised you a roundup of how the funding bills shook out in the last days of the legislature. Well, here it is. Money Jeff Tiberi has passed on many pieces of wisdom over the course of this session. The […]
April 24, 2015
“Have you thought of an ending?” “Yes, several, and all are dark and unpleasant.” “Oh, that won’t do! [Sessions]* ought to have good endings. How would this do: and they all settled down and lived together happily ever after?” “It will do well, if it ever came to that.” “Ah! And where will they live? That’s […]
April 17, 2015
Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy. –Aristotle The media reports on the anger that […]
April 10, 2015
Congratulations to Ann McCauley and her husband John on their new son! His name is Beck and he weighed 8’8″ at birth. This is the face he made when we asked if he wanted to work for MACD, starting next week. The Billion Word Building Researchers now say that the average number of words a […]
April 3, 2015
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you. ” ― Pericles Someone asked us to provide more background information on who these people are that are quoted in NFTF. Just as we look to Supervisors who have lived on the land for decades, we also look […]
March 27, 2015
Total number of Introduced Bills – 1158; Total number of Introduced and Unintroduced Bills – 2463 Another interesting week There were lots of activities this week. On Monday 23rd March two Aquatic Invasive Species bills (HB 525 and HB 553) were heard in front of the Senate Natural Resources Committee.
March 20, 2015
In our seeking for economic and political progress, we all go up – or else we all go down. – Franklin D. Roosevelt We’d like to start off this edition of NFTF by including a message we received from a District expressing concerns about MACD’s position on a particular bill. We include this for a number of reasons, but […]
March 13, 2015
Total number of Introduced Bills – 1078; Total number of Introduced and Unintroduced Bills – 2447. We thought that this week would be somewhat easier regarding our ability to serve the Districts with our other responsibilities to them, but we were mistaken.