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NCBA Backs House Committe Plan To Chop EPA Budget

National Cattlemen Beef Association members are supporting a House committee proposal to chop the budget for the Environmental Protection Agency. Included in the Appropriations Committee’s fiscal year 2014 plan is a $ 3 billion cut to the agency. NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall says the mood in Washington has changed so this type of proposal has a good chance of being heard.

Woodall also thinks there is good backing in the House and Senate from both parties for this type of budget cut.

The planned cut if it goes through would be a 34 percent reduction from EPA’s present budget level and also contains language barring development of greenhouse gas limits.

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South Dakota Senator Steps Down from Legislature

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District 16 Senator Dan Lederman of Dakota Dunes has announced he is stepping down from the South Dakota legislature.

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Topsoil Debate Continues in Iowa

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The public comment period for the proposed change in a controversial rule dealing with the amount of topsoil developers are required to return to a construction site will end Wednesday.

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Nebraska Senators Debating Term Limits

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Nebraska senators are debating whether voters should be asked to make an adjustment to their term limits.

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Plan for Iowa Caucuses On the Way

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The leaders of Iowa's two major political parties will soon announce a plan for releasing timely, accurate electronic results of the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.

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Severe Weather Season Underway

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As spring continues to unfold across the northern plains, it normally means we need to pay attention to the potential of severe weather.