US senators unveil $1tr infrastructure bill

US senators unveil $1tr infrastructure bill

Reuters, Washington Tue Aug 3, 2021 12:00 AM Vehicles are parked outside the US Capitol building in Washington, DC on July 31. Photo: REUTERS “> Vehicles are parked outside the US Capitol building in Washington, DC on July 31. Photo: REUTERS US senators introduced a sweeping $1-trillion bipartisan plan to invest in roads, bridges, ports, […]

After months of work, US senators unveil $1 trillion infrastructure bill

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File Photo: Vehicles are parked outside the US Capitol building the morning the Senate returned to session in Washington, DC, US, on Tuesday, July 31, 2021 Reuters The massive infrastructure package, a goal that has eluded Congress for years, is a top legislative priority for President Joe Biden US senators introduced a sweeping $1-trillion bipartisan […]

Colorado farmworker rights bill sets rules for wages, hours and conditions

Colorado farmworker rights bill sets rules for wages, hours and conditions

OLATHE — Erasmo Cano downs a bottled drink and dumps the dregs of packaged cookies into his mouth before he climbs out of the van where he and his coworkers have been taking a 15-minute shade break. It was a brief escape from pulling weeds in a 14-acre field where his crew has been toiling […]

Senate Democrats agree to $3.5 trillion spending for budget reconciliation bill

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to news reporters following the announcement of a bipartisan deal on infrastructure, on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, June 24, 2021 Reuters Biden has been seeking an increase in taxes on corporations and the wealthy to help fund the initiatives US President Joe Biden’s drive for big new […]

Booker Reintroduces Bill to Reform Farm System With Expanded Support From Farm, Labor, Environment, Public Health, Faith Based and Animal Welfare Groups – Insider NJ

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Booker Reintroduces Bill to Reform Farm System With Expanded Support From Farm, Labor, Environment, Public Health, Faith Based and Animal Welfare Groups Legislation would crack down on monopolistic practices, invest billions in the transition to a more resilient food system, place a moratorium on large factory farms   WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) today reintroduced legislation to create […]

Polis signs bill giving agricultural workers new protections – Colorado Newsline

SB-87 bill signing

BRIEF Gov. Jared Polis signs Senate Bill 21-87 at the Colorado Capitol on June 25, 2021. (Courtesy of Colorado Senate Democrats) Advocates for Colorado’s agricultural workers rejoiced Friday as Gov. Jared Polis signed sweeping legislation that grants those workers new rights. Senate Bill 21-87 extends many of the same worker protections that already exist for […]

Bill to open up to sympathetic Bangladeshi online media instead of Oprah

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

“She forced me to take weeklong vacations with an ex-girlfriend. She forced me to spend days on the beach with my ex.” These are the first words we get from a snippet of an exclusive interview that a billionaire recluse gave to renowned Bangladeshi online media Awakening24bd.com.  For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s […]

Nothing beats land: Bill Gates is now America’s biggest farmer

Nothing beats land: Bill Gates is now America’s biggest farmer

It was 2017 when the purchasing really picked up. Cascade splashed more than half a billion dollars on more than 100,000 acres across nine states. The following year, a further $US171 million went on buying 14,500 acres in those idyllic Horse Heaven Hills, for a total of around $US690 million in just a few months. […]

New bill aims to diversify Minnesota’s heavily white farming field.

New bill aims to diversify Minnesota’s heavily white farming field.

Growing up in Minnesota’s Hmong community, Representative Samantha Vang was surrounded by people who knew how to farm. But very few of those people had access to the land and resources needed to use their skills to make a living.  “When Hmong refugees started coming here, the only skill we had was farming,” said Vang […]