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Livestock Haulers Score ELD Exemption In New Budget Deal

Livestock Haulers Score ELD Exemption In New Budget DealAlmost all commercial truckers driving on the roads today are required by federal law to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to ensure compliance with the Hours of Service (HOS) rules. But a few segments of the industry including livestock and insect haulers have managed to avoid compliance so far. Now it looks as though their exemption will last at least a little bit longer. Since the record-setting partial government shutdown which ended in January, lawmakers have been trying to reach a deal to avoid a second shutdown and keep the government open. Now that both the House and the Senate have passed the budget, it will go on to the White House where it looks like it will pass as well. While the budget mostly concerns government spending, the deal also includes riders for unrelated legislation slipped in. One of these riders…

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The 2020 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

The 2020 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat SheetThe Bern is back.Vermont’s democratic-socialist senator is running for president again, he announced Tuesday morning. With Joe Biden still waiting on the sidelines, Sanders immediately becomes the highest-profile Democrat in the race—even though, as his detractors like to point out, he’s actually an independent who caucuses with the Democrats in the Senate. Given Sanders’s strong showing in the 2016 race, it was easy to think of his second run as a foregone conclusion, but Sanders hesitated before jumping into the already crowded field of Democratic contenders.Some pundits deemed Sanders the 2020 Democratic frontrunner as early as 2017, but there are plausible cases for both a positive and negative outlook. For the former, Sanders has shown that he can run a big-time campaign and draw astonishing grassroots support and fundraising. And while Sanders’s campaign centered around his sometimes meandering, hectoring advocacy for leftist policies,…

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Park ranger furloughed in shutdown wins $29.5 million New Jersey jackpot

Park ranger furloughed in shutdown wins $29.5 million New Jersey jackpotJudith Smith, a National Park Service ranger in Staten Island, New York, won the Pick-6 Jackpot.         ….. Read More.JOURNAL SENTINEL – General News | United States NewsFri, February 22, 201912 hours ago

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