Marketwatch: November saw the U.S. industry gain state allies in Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada and, importantly, California, as all four voted to legalize recreational marijuana for adult use. There are now eight U.S. states, plus the District of Columbia, where recreational marijuana is legal, there are 28 states in which medical marijuana is legal and more are exploring some form of legalization or decriminalization.
About 21% of the U.S. population now lives in a state where smoking marijuana is legal and polls say roughly 60% of Americans support marijuana legalization. Canada has gone a step further, introducing legislation to federally legalize marijuana across the country in 2018.
Jason Lange, Lindsay Dunsmuir, Reuters Apr. 20, 2017
The Trump administration will unveil a tax reform plan very soon and expects it will be approved by Congress this year whether a healthcare overhaul happens or not, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday.
"It will be soon, very soon," Mnuchin told a conference on the sidelines of the IMF and World Bank spring meetings in Washington.
Mnuchin said the Treasury was working on tax reform options "day and night" but he gave few specifics. "It will be sweeping, it will be significant and it will create a lot of economic growth," he said.
President Donald Trump campaigned on promises to lower taxes and boost economic growth. Trump, who took office in January, suffered a setback last month when the Republican-controlled Congress pulled a proposal to overhaul health care rules that would have generated savings for public coffers.
Trump has since said the administration will continue trying to replace health care legislation enacted by his predecessor, Barack Obama, though Mnuchin said tax reform will move forward even if health laws stay the same.
"Whether health care gets done or health care doesn't get done, we're going to get tax reform done," he said,
Trump's tax plan would lower rates but most of the revenue lost under that plank of the reform would be gained back by boosting economic growth, Mnuchin said. "The plan will pay for itself with growth."
Nettet snører seg sammen rundt litt vel mange av Trumps tidligere rådgivere nå. Først Page, som Trump og WH-advokater nå gjør iherdige forsøk på å distansere seg fra, så Flynn.
"Flere vil følge etter", er nok ikke et veldig wild guess, og jeg tror man vil ende opp helt øverst hierarkiet.
House oversight panel: No sign Flynn complied with the law. CNN April 25, 2017 - (CNN)President Donald Trump's former national security adviser did not properly disclose payments from Russia and does not appear to have complied with the law, House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz and ranking Democrat Elijah Cummings said Tuesday after reviewing Michael Flynn's application for a security clearance.
Chaffetz and Cummings announced their findings to reporters on the Hill following a classified gathering of the committee in which they reviewed documents that Cummings described as "extremely troubling."
Begrunnelsen for straffetoll på canadisk tømmer minner om tollen på norsk laks som ble pålagt norske bedrifter av både USA og EU. USA-tollen utraderte norsk laks for en lang periode. Det handler om salg til underpris og mulige skjulte subsidier - egentlig en sak for WTO men der bruker man lang tid på å løse konfliktene.