U.S. looking at new sanctions against Venezuela - U.S. official

Reuters | March 06, 2019

The United States is considering imposing new sanctions on Venezuela to increase pressure on President Nicolas Maduro’s government to give up power, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday. “We’re looking at new sanctions, new measures to tighten our grip on Maduro’s financial wherewithal, to deny his regime the money that they need to stay in power,” Bolton told Fox Business Network.

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Broward County is dedicated to the fundamental concept that the government closest to the people is the appropriate authority to serve the needs and requirements of the community. Broward County is committed to delivering quality services to its community at the lowest possible cost, generating the greatest possible return. Broward County’s dedication to the community is reflected in historical commitments to economic development, a robust transportation network, growth management, human services and environmental protection. To avoid erosion in the capability of local governments to fulfill their financial obligations or provide necessary services to their residents, Broward County opposes any legislative or constitutional efforts to impose expenditure or revenue caps on local governments. Further, maintaining the integrity of home rule power, allowing counties to develop solutions to local problems and opposing unfunded mandates are vital. Infringement on home rule and unfunded mandates can compromise a county’s ability to provide essential and discretionary services deemed appropriate by the local community. A major goal of county government is to encourage economic development to promote a full range of highwage/high-skilled employment, as well as business and housing opportunities, which lead to improving the economy, increasing the tax base, and encouraging diversity. Broward County supports policies to enhance economic development tools and incentives to induce business expansion, targeted industry retention, new capital investment and job creation. Maintaining the ability of local governments to implement strong growth management programs is also core to providing the appropriate level of local support to economic development.

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