Judicial:

SARA MANZKE, Plaintiff, v. JEFFERSON COUNTY & TOWN OF IXONIA, Defendants. JEFFERSON COUNTY, Plaintiff,, No. 18-CV-505-BBC, 2018 WL 5095678 (W.D. Wis. Oct. 19, 2018); These related civil actions involve alleged violations of Jefferson County zoning ordinances based on the presence of four miniature goats and two geese on property owned by Appellant. Plaintiff brings claims under the Fair Housing Amendments Act, 42 U.S.C. § 3604, and Wisconsin’s Open Housing Law, Wis. Stat. § 106.50, contending that defendants Jefferson County and Town of Ixonia discriminated against her because of her disability when they denied her applications for a zoning variance and conditional use permit to accommodate her emotional support animals.
Regulatory:
Notice and solicitation for nominations: National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA; The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is soliciting nominations of veterinary service shortage situations for the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) for fiscal year (FY) 2019, as authorized under the National Veterinary Medical Services Act (NVMSA). This notice initiates the nomination period and prescribes the procedures and criteria to be used by eligible nominating officials (State, Insular Area, DC and Federal Lands) to nominate veterinary shortage situations. Each year all eligible nominating officials may submit nominations, up to the maximum indicated for each entity in this notice. NIFA is conducting this solicitation of veterinary shortage situation nominations under an approved information collection (OMB Control Number 0524-0050). Info HERE
Notice of public meeting and request for comments: U.S. Codex Office, USDA; The U.S Codex Office is sponsoring a public meeting on December 5, 2018. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions to be discussed at the 4th Session of the Codex Committee on Spices and Culinary Herbs (CCSCH) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, in Thiruvananthapuram, India, January 21-25, 2019. The U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius and the Under Secretary, Office of Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 4th Session of the CCSCH and to address items on the agenda. Info HERE

Legislative:

H.R. 7075: To enhance protections of Native American cultural heritage, and for other purposes: This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 19, 2018.  Info HERE

H.R. 7074: To amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to reauthorize grazing advisory boards; This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 19, 2018.  Info HERE