TAG: Donald Trump

Trump orders review of WOTUS

March 1, 2017By

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Feb. 28 designed to begin the roll back of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule, NBCnews.com reported. It is the first major announcement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since its new head, Scott Pruitt, was confirmed by the Senate. The executive order instructs both agencies to formally examine the Obama-era rule, also known as the Clean... read more

Overtime Rule in limbo as Obama administration appeals injunction

December 7, 2016By

Across the United States, the H.R. meetings were over, the timecards created and the systems in place, but just days before the Department of Labor’s nationwide Overtime Rule was slated to take effect, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking the rule, which would have made 4 million Americans eligible for overtime pay. Now, with only a little more than... read more

Government Affairs: What impact will the Trump presidency have on the landscape industry

November 10, 2016By

Despite the predictions of pollsters and pundits to the contrary, Donald Trump engineered a stunning upset of Hillary Clinton in this week’s presidential election. Not only did Trump win the presidency, but the Republicans held their majorities in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. This gives Trump the possibility of having his legislative agenda passed through Congress by... read more

Immigration Issues: Better off with Trump or Clinton?

July 6, 2016By

  Now that the two presumptive presidential candidates have been chosen, which candidate will be more likely to fix the broken immigration system and seasonal guest-worker programs, like H-2B? To look at this question we’ll need to separate comprehensive immigration reform from the guest-worker programs that the green industry relies upon. Let’s take immigration reform first. Clinton on comprehensive immigration... read more

High Performance: What we can learn from the Trump doctrine

March 16, 2016By

  As Donald Trump continues to rack up delegates, politicians and pundits continue to be baffled by his seemingly unexplainable popularity. As a long-time political junkie, I’ve been fascinated by what has occurred thus far in the election cycle, and I can’t begin to imagine what’s still to come. When it comes to The Donald, I clearly see the attraction.... read more