A group of U.S. senators – including one Alaskan – is asking the Justice Department to keep existing guidance on marijuana laws. The request came in a letter signed by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Elizabeth Warren, D-Ma., and nine other senators. They asked U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to continue upholding the Cole Memo — a 2013 document stating that Federal officials will not take enforcement action in states that have opted to legalize and regulate cannabis.
Because the Department of Education hasn’t been answering reporters’ questions, it’s unclear if the latest inactions are a temporary side effect of the Trump administration transition or an actual policy shift.
President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal is expected in mid-March, and it reportedly includes a 25 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency. That’s music to the ears of many Republicans, and many Alaskans, who feel the EPA has overstepped its bounds.
President Donald Trump gave a restrained speech Tuesday night to Congress. He said there were several issues Republicans and Democrats could agree on. Such as paid family leave and “to invest in women’s health, and to promote clean air and clear water, and to rebuild our military and our infrastructure.”