A couple of points can be gleaned from MSHA’s delay requests. First, it appears MSHA is finally coming to terms with the problems created by a metal/nonmetal workplace examination rule formulated nearly whole cloth on a coal framework and applied in an industry with strikingly dissimilar mining methods than the coal industry. Reasonable minds may differ, but it is noteworthy MSHA waited until after the rule’s adoption to seek comment from the metal/nonmetal industry on how long it would take to train and provide compliance assistance before the rule is implemented. An argument can be made MSHA’s request was an attempt to understand the enforcement problems awaiting the agency and industry compliance problems that will surely arise as the agency endeavors to drive this square peg into a round hole. … [Read more...] about What’s Behind MSHA’s Delay Implementing the Workplace Examination Rule?
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Mr. Clymer attended the private, progressive Walden School in Manhattan and Harvard, where he was the president of The Crimson, the student newspaper. He covered college games as a part-time correspondent for The Times before graduating magna cum laude in 1958. … [Read more...] about Adam Clymer, Political Reporter, Editor and Pollster, Dies at 81
Hundreds of Corvettes go on display at the Mackinaw Crossings Mall parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with awards in a variety of categories presented at 3 p.m. The procession lines up at 6 p.m., with the crossing of the Mackinac Bridge at 7 p.m. All Corvettes in town are welcome to cross the Mackinac Bridge. There is a nominal fee for non-show registered ‘Vettes to participate in the parade. … [Read more...] about 2019 Mackinac Bridge parades: Mustangs, tractors and more
LAWMAKERS INSIST ON IMMIGRATION TWEET FROM TRUMPBloomberg: “House Republicans are rushing to assemble a compromise immigration bill for a vote next week alongside an existing conservative proposal, a strategy that a White House official told GOP lawmakers has President Donald Trump’s blessing. Stephen Miller, the main architect of the Trump administration’s approach on immigration, met with GOP lawmakers at the Capitol on Wednesday … Miller assured lawmakers that Trump supports a plan laid out by House leaders late Tuesday that will put two immigration bills on the floor next week: a GOP compromise bill being pulled together by leaders of different Republican factions and one favored by conservatives that is sponsored by Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia. Lawmakers from the conservative Republican Study Committee told Miller, however, that immigration is such a hot-button issue in their districts that they need an … [Read more...] about Breaking: IG report says Comey broke protocol
Both candidates have been on TV in Spanish and English, Diaz-Balart starting in July and Barzee Flores about three weeks ago, and they each have the resources to wage a serious campaign. He has about $1.5 million to spend as of last month, compared to Barzee Flores’ $570,000. … [Read more...] about Diaz-Balart grapples with Trump effect as he runs for reelection in South Florida