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24 september 2020

18:00
Today, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced the TRANSPLANT Act (S. 4762), which will provide for the timely reauthorization of the C.W. Bill Young Transplantation Program (Program). The National Marrow Donor Program®(NMDP)/Be The Match® applauds the...

15:21
Playboy today announced a cannabis law reform and advocacy campaign that continues its decades-long work to push for legalization, decriminalization and destigmatization of cannabis. In its three-pronged campaign focused on policy, people, and...

10:17
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in the United States, parents of special needs children, including those diagnosed on the autism spectrum, have a unique set of needs.  Unpredictable school schedules, remote learning, and general uncertainty can...


23 september 2020

12:38
The centerpiece of Public Service Electric and Gas Co.'s (PSE&G) landmark Clean Energy Future proposal was approved today by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU). This decision clears the way for the state's largest utility to commit $1...


22 september 2020

17:33
In response to the order issued today by U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV, in which the federal court rejected the request by the State of Pennsylvania to delay enforcement of his ruling last week to deny the continued enforcement of Governor...


21 september 2020

08:45
The 2020 Lt. Governor's Wellness Leadership Challenge has announced seven award winners in four categories for this year's awards, Delaware Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long announced Thursday. Lt. Governor Hall-Long launched the Challenge in 2018 as...


18 september 2020

10:52
Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed landmark Environmental Justice legislation into law. The law recognizes the burdens faced by environmental justice communities and provides a foundation to reduce cumulative environmental impacts in...


17 september 2020

16:00
TransPerfect, the world's largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, today announced a significant legislative victory for freelance language professionals as a result of a broad advocacy and lobbying effort to protect...

12:44
After two months of administering CARES financial assistance for renters and homeowners, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency is providing an update on the progress of both programs, which have been accepting applications since July 6....

11:59
California's housing market continued to improve in August as home sales climbed to their highest level in more than a decade as the median home price broke last month's record and hit another high, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®...


16 september 2020

16:17
David Glawe, President and CEO for the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), issued the following statement in response to Governor David Ige signing Senate Bill 2384. ...

16:10
An innovative process that uses naturally occurring bacteria to remove nitrate from contaminated groundwater has received approval from California's State Water Board as a treatment method. The validation stems from a recent pilot study of the Hall...


14 september 2020

10:31
A new report finds on average 1.7 percent of vote-by-mail ballots cast in California have been rejected over the past decade. In three counties studied, young and newly registered voters were more likely than older voters to have their ballots...


2 september 2020

15:20
The Commission to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag met at the Two Mississippi Museums and selected the "New Magnolia Flag" to become the new state flag. The commissioners submitted the design to the governor and the legislature as instructed in...


27 august 2020

13:09
Peter Sprigg, Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at Family Research Council, spent the last two nights testifying in opposition to a proposed municipal ordinance in Anchorage, Alaska, No. AO 202-65, which would make it unlawful for any professional...


17 august 2020

11:49
California's housing market continued to recover as home sales climbed to their highest level in more than two and a half years in July, while setting another record-high median home price, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said...


14 august 2020

09:00
Players Coalition is donating $20,000 towards efforts to restore the right to vote for people with past felony convictions in Florida. The donation will go towards Florida Rights Restoration Coalition's (FRRC) Fines and Fees program, which assists...


13 august 2020

14:59
The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement regarding the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement to implement a new 0.5% fee on the loan amount for the majority of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac...


12 august 2020

16:08
Higher home prices and lower household income caused by the economic recession dampened California housing affordability in the second quarter of 2020, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today....


10 august 2020

12:40
Each week, a specialized hauling truck arrives at San Diego's popular AleSmith Brewery to pick up spent grain and other recovered wasted food which will later be recycled by local ranchers as livestock feed.  This recycling program is repeated...


7 august 2020

19:27
Today the first eight members of California's 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission (Commission) announced the final six members who will together serve on this 14-member Commission. As required by law, five of the members are registered Democrats,...


5 august 2020

14:33
Until Freedom, a racial justice organization co-founded by leading activists Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, hip-hop artist Mysonne Linen and civil rights attorney Angelo Pinto, today criticized the California District Attorneys Association's request...


3 august 2020

09:35
The Ticktin Law Group has officially urged Gov. Ron DeSantis to show clemency to a non-violent offender who has only seven months left to serve on a 15-year sentence while living in mortal fear of contracting COVID-19 from other prisoners.  Florida...


31 july 2020

08:36
As a parent, access to quality education is a paramount concern. Let's face it - a patchwork of online education tools are not ideal - but very little this year has gone to plan. We must not ignore the public health experts and place our children,...


30 july 2020

19:12
Election Integrity Project, Nevada (EIPNv) sent notice on July 24 to Nevada's Secretary of State (SOS) regarding possible failures by the state to comply with federal and state voter list maintenance laws. EIPNv's report, based on its analysis of...


29 july 2020

19:57
The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement regarding the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) announcement to end the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule that will roll back...

15:55
With the right electric vehicle (EV) policies, Illinois can deliver cleaner air, low-cost transportation options and lower energy costs for all consumers, particularly in neighborhoods most burdened by pollution, poverty and high power bills, the...


27 july 2020

05:00
Second Installment Cook County property tax bills are due August 3, 2020, but property owners have two extra months to pay without a late fee, Treasurer Maria Pappas said today. "In my nearly 22 years as Treasurer, I've never told people not to pay...


24 july 2020

11:52
The Responsible Business Lending Coalition (RBLC), a cross-sector coalition whose members represent nonprofit and for-profit lenders, investors, and small business advocates,  commends the passage of the New York State Small Business Truth in Lending...


23 july 2020

16:33
The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement regarding the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) announcement to terminate the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule and to implement a...

08:38
The American Arbitration Association® (AAA) announces it has been named the designated administrator of the new Civil Commotion Mediation Program established by the New York State Department of Financial Services. This initiative is a voluntary...


22 july 2020

20:48
The California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) held a virtual press event today to acknowledge California Governor Gavin Newsom's failure to make public health and safety essential by instead making alcohol essential in the state during the #COVID19...

19:07
Will Shafroth, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner to the National Park Service, made the following statement regarding passage of the Great American Outdoors Act in the House of Representatives:...


17 july 2020

20:38
This year's graduating law school class faces tremendous uncertainty amidst the unprecedented global COVID-19 pandemic. To support recent law school graduates as they enter the workforce, the California Supreme Court recently handed down new bar exam...


16 july 2020

11:54
After falling to the lowest level since the Great Recession, California's housing market rebounded in June with the largest month-to-month sales increase in nearly 40 years, while the median home price set another record high, the CALIFORNIA...


15 july 2020

16:38
The American Waterways Operators strongly supports H.R. 7575, the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA), which was reported out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on July 15....


14 july 2020

08:49
Local college student Harrison Stanley announces the media launch of his campaign to represent Ohio's 29th House District. Running to oppose the unelected, previously uncontested incumbent, Harrison Stanley is spearheading a grassroots, progressive,...


30 june 2020

11:07
Oregonians from all walks of life will participate in the state's first virtual Citizen Assembly to weigh in on what could be some of the state's most important policy considerations in a generation. The virtual Citizen Assembly, a pilot project of...


27 june 2020

23:56
Tune Up Salon Holdco LLC ("Tune Up The Manly Salons") has filed a challenge in Montgomery County, Texas asking that Governor Abbot's Executive Orders issued since March 19, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, be declared unconstitutional.  "This is...


26 june 2020

12:03
Broadband deployment efforts by SyncGlobal and Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative are coming together with the announcement of USDA/RUS grant money awarded for the region. The official partnership to deploy fiber optic networks and broadband...

11:30
Adam Rudman, owner and managing director of My Management, LLC, participated in a Zoom conference with Paul Young and Maria Fuhrmann from the Memphis city government on June 25, 2020, regarding the possibility of an imminent housing crash. Rudman...


25 june 2020

12:20
A diverse coalition, including nurses represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, patients, families and advocates will gather outside the State House in Boston on June 29 to protest Trinity Health's plan to eliminate 74 pediatric and adult...


24 june 2020

18:20
The Michigan Chamber applauds the bipartisan action taken by the state legislature to provide an extension on paying summer property taxes.  The Michigan Chamber championed this legislation that, due to the COVID-19 shutdowns, many businesses would...

09:36
Litigation Funding leader Tribeca Capital Group, LLC, announces that due to the recent decision of the Minnesota Supreme Court in Maslowski v. Prospect Funding Partners LLC, the company is now accepting applications from Minnesota residents who are...


23 june 2020

09:00
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sheila Hemphill, CEO of Texas Right To Know submitted a request to the Texas Medical Board (TMB) to amend the "Violation Guidelines" for physicians.  Board rule 190.8 (1) (A) which reads "failure to treat a...

08:00
After years of advocacy, especially on behalf of low-income workers, United Ways of California applauds Governor Newsom and the California Legislature for extending the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) to working taxpayers whose...


18 june 2020

18:10
The Legislature's modest inclusion of tax filers that use an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) with children under 6 in California's Earned Income Tax Credit and the Young Child Tax Credit is a good step, but we need more. The new...

16:22
Bipartisan mayors holding key leadership positions in the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) applaud today's Supreme Court decision to uphold the DACA program, ensuring that thousands of Dreamers can continue to live, work and study in the U.S. and...


16 june 2020

11:51
California home sales fell to the lowest level since the Great Recession as the housing market suffered the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic in May and remained below 300,000 for the second straight month, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF...


15 june 2020

23:02
As part of the growing effort to stop and delay implementation of the state of California's Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) regulations, numerous elected officials and governmental bodies have joined with the Building Industry Association of Southern...

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