Congress Passes Landmark Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), Which Strengthens Addictions Treatment Services for Vets

Contributed by: Andy Smith | AOC Veterans Policy Manager On July 13, 2016, with overwhelming and bipartisan support, Congress passed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (S.524, known as “CARA”, passed with a House vote [...]

2016-12-21T20:11:00-07:00August 31st, 2016|Categories: Veterans|Tags: , |

Senate, House Champions Urge Congressional Leadership to Fully Fund PILT And Reauthorize Secure Rural Schools

By: Chris Marklund, Austin Igleheart | NACo September 30, 2016 Original source On September 16, 2016, Sens. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.), along with a bipartisan group of 29 senators, sent a letter to Senate Majority [...]

2016-12-21T20:11:00-07:00August 30th, 2016|Categories: Natural Resources|Tags: , , , , |

County Forest Trust Lands Committee Meets as State Forests are in the News

Audit shows state forests program overworked and short-changed; new state forester coming; long-term watershed study nearing completion Contributed by Gil Riddell | AOC Policy Director, AOC Public Lands and Natural Resources August 26, 2016 A [...]