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30 july 2021

17:23
The following is the NASA statement in response to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) decision released Friday on the human landing system protest:...

14:59
American Jewish Committee (AJC) praised the Biden Administration for appointing today Rashad Hussain as United States Ambassador at-Large for International Religious Freedom. He will be the first Muslim to serve in this position. "Rashad Hussain is...


29 july 2021

12:30
Data from the U.S. Department of Transportation National Bridge Inventory (NBI) show that more than 220,000 U.S. bridges need major repair work or should be replaced, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says.   If placed...


26 july 2021

18:26
In 2016, then Vice President Joe Biden announced the launch of the National Cancer Moonshot. This initiative has the goal of making a decade's worth of progress in just five years in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer, a disease that...

11:00
California's outdoor tourism industry has suffered incredible economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly owners of sportfishing and whale watching boats that can be found in most marinas from San Diego to the Oregon border. Even...


23 july 2021

07:00
The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) has officially taken the first of many steps involved in consolidating the regulators that oversee cannabis licensees. In doing so, the DCC focuses on licensing, inspecting, and regulating all hemp and...


20 july 2021

12:32
Californians for Homeownership, a nonprofit organization sponsored by the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) that aims to address California's housing crisis through legal tools, today announced that it has obtained significant changes to...


16 july 2021

14:16
Despite an impressive performance in the first six months of the year, the market momentum appears to be moderating with existing home sales dipping for the second month in a row, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today....


13 july 2021

18:01
The fiscal 2021-22 state budget signed into law Monday by Gov. Newsom includes a $20 million appropriation for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to underwrite the work of the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority (BAHFA). BAHFA, which is...

10:15
Barry DuVal, President and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement regarding Virginia's consecutive recognition as the Top State for Business by CNBC. The full ranking, released today, is available at...

08:00
Grenada and the Federated States of Micronesia announced their membership in the Local2030 Islands Network at a side event to the United Nations (UN) High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development on July 12. They join other island economies...


9 july 2021

16:00
With nearly every industry enduring crushing levels of corporate power, President Joe Biden today signed an executive order aimed at promoting competition and fairness throughout the economy. The order includes 72 directives that will be carried out...


7 july 2021

18:35
Members of California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) will hold an opposition rally at the Los Angeles district office of California State Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Encino), principal author of  AB 61 & coauthor SB 314. Both bills focus on...


6 july 2021

09:00
Delta Dental Insurance Company, an affiliate of Delta Dental of California, today announced its support for recently enacted legislation in Texas (S.B. 2124) that enables medical, dental and vision health benefit plans operating within the state to...


30 june 2021

17:56
(AANA)? Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed S.B. 416 into law today, providing formal recognition for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in Pennsylvania nursing statutes. The legislation clarifies CRNA recognition and authority,...

10:13
On June 7, Governor Greg Abbott signed Texas House Bill 738 (HB 738), which amends sections of Texas' Local Government Code and establishes the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC) as the statewide municipal...


25 june 2021

16:29
California has a shortage of primary care doctors, and this is projected to worsen over the next decade. As a state, it is critical that we train and retain as many physicians as we can if we are to meet the health care needs of our population....


21 june 2021

09:21
Women's Liberation Front (WoLF), a national feminist organization, has issued a letter demanding an immediate halt to the transferring of male inmates to women's prisons due to allegations that such policies place female inmates in danger and violate...


18 june 2021

15:13
Oregon's guidance on enforcing wearing face coverings requires all businesses, employers and faith institutions to check for positive vaccination status before admitting people into facilities without masks, leaving many in the state scrambling to...

09:15
United Spinal Association and approximately 200 advocates from across the country gathered virtually on June 14-16 for the 2021 Roll on Capitol Hill, meeting with their representatives in Congress to ensure that people with spinal cord injuries and...


17 june 2021

18:52
The Michigan Chamber issued the following statement in response to the vote by the Michigan House today to end the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program and get Michiganders back to work. The FPUC program, which runs through Sept....


16 june 2021

23:53
Gov. Greg Abbott today signed into law a bill to make teledentistry services available in Texas. DialCare is proud to have been a major proponent for the bill, which expands accessibility of telehealth services to include virtual dentistry. DialCare...

08:31
President Joe Biden signed EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - IMPROVING THE NATION'S CYBERSECURITY. The Executive Order directs federal agencies to secure their organizations against global cyber threats with a zero-trust architecture, which can be accomplished...


14 june 2021

08:54
After sounding the alarm, in a press release dated May 25, 2021, concerning an industry backed bill before the Ohio House Energy and Natural Resources Committee that would have required forced-pooled mineral owners to accept large cost deductions...


10 june 2021

14:56
On Thursday, June 3rd, RevOZ Capital celebrated progress on its $1B Social Impact Initiative through a series of events in Southern California.  In San Bernardino, California, RevOZ joined with top local, state, and national leaders to commemorate...


9 june 2021

14:49
Today, the SynBio Coalition, a non-partisan group of synthetic biology industry leaders welcomed the bipartisan passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) by the Senate yesterday. The USICA, which includes key provisions of the...

08:00
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed House Bill 626 into law yesterday, thereby authorizing pari-mutuel wagering on historical horse racing (HHR) in the state.  The legislation will allow New Hampshire charitable gaming facilities that were...


7 june 2021

09:00
The CLIN strongly opposes the Securing and Enabling Commerce Using Remote Online Notarization Act (S. 1625 - SECURE Notarization Act of 2021). The proposal would overrule states' long-standing ability to enact and enforce their own laws regarding the...


4 june 2021

22:13
Hawaii Gov. David Ige today announced the end of all restrictions for inter-county travel, starting June 15. The decision to terminate testing/quarantine requirements comes as the State of Hawaii approaches the 55% vaccination rate. As of today, 52%...

19:38
The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today released for public review the Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for Plan Bay Area 2050, the region's long-range plan that outlines...


1 june 2021

09:10
Even using ITEP's biased analyses, Massachusetts is more progressive than most states Proponents of a state constitutional amendment to add a 4 percent surtax on all households with annual income above $1 million frequently cite 2015 data from the...

09:00
Today, the Hunger-Free Campus Grant Program bill (SB 767/HB 891) sponsored by Senator Mary Washington and Delegate Debra Davis officially became law after passing the Maryland House of Delegates and unanimously passing the State Senate. The...

08:45
Dave Harden, who announced his run for Congress in Maryland's 1st district on May 10th, announced a batch of endorsements from former Diplomats, retired military, and national security experts.  They endorsed Harden in an "Open Letter to the...


27 may 2021

10:00
Furry Babies, a majority female owned and operated pet store is urging the Illinois Assembly to vote against HB 1711 and work to pursue legislation that improves the lives of dogs across the state. "If we are truly interested in the welfare of our...


26 may 2021

17:49
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) applauds the recent introduction of the Comprehensive and Overdue Support for Troops (COST) of War Recognition Act of 2021, by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT). Having been introduced at a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee...

10:12
Are states leading the way to eliminate income taxes? Consider the following: Texas?In a November 2019 election, 76% of Texas voters approved the constitutional amendment to prohibit Texas from imposing any income tax. Tennessee?Ended its state...


25 may 2021

15:32
The Washington State Department of Health, in partnership with Governor Inslee's Social Supports Community Leaders Group, announces an innovative campaign to address the growing mental and emotional health consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. To...

08:22
Gateway Royalty, which invests in oil and gas production by buying a portion of the mineral owner's royalty interest, is sounding the alarm about an industry backed bill that would require unleased mineral owners to accept net proceeds royalties from...


20 may 2021

18:29
NATSO, representing truckstops and travel plazas, issued the following statement in response to today's comments from Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg at a hearing of the Senate Banking Committee regarding the Biden Administration's plans...


19 may 2021

00:15
State Senator-elect Chris Gebhard released the following statement after winning today's Special Election to represent the 48th district....


17 may 2021

07:52
US cybersecurity experts have expressed concern over the efficacy of President Biden's Executive Order on Cybersecurity, and the Protecting Resources On The Electric grid with Cybersecurity Technology (PROTECT) Act in preventing damaging cyberattacks...


15 may 2021

00:20
Yesterday, California authorized the Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 12-15. The move came after a group of experts from California and other Western states independently reviewed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's and the Advisory Committee on...


14 may 2021

20:45
CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) President Dave Walsh issued the following statement in response to the May Revise budget proposal announced earlier today:...


13 may 2021

16:20
IEEE-USA applauds the Senate Commerce Committee for moving the Endless Frontier Act (EFA) forward. The act is a visionary new approach to research and economic development that will strengthen America's long-term competitiveness. However, we are...


12 may 2021

16:30
For the first time since its inception during last fall's COVID surge, a color-coded hospital visitation guide shows all regions of New Jersey are in level green, signaling a loosening of visitor restrictions. The system, developed by the New Jersey...

10:37
In February 2013 New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, signed a bill making the state one of the first in the nation to legalize online gambling. But he didn't stop there. He has been a tireless advocate for online sports betting and in 2019 was...

09:00
The Florida Citizens Alliance is asking Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to halt the adoption of English Language Arts textbooks to ensure they do not contain Critical Race Theory. In addition, the organization wants the...


11 may 2021

10:00
Housing affordability in California remained at the lowest level since mid-2018 as higher home prices fueled by a shortage of homes for sale pushed the state's median home price more than 22 percent higher on a year-over-year basis, resulting in an 8...


7 may 2021

19:23
A coalition of criminal justice reform advocates praised Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp for signing into law earlier this week a bill that would streamline processes within the state's probation system.  Senate Bill 105 garnered bipartisan support, passing...

18:22
On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill to restore felons' right to vote after their release, and Brooklyn Borough President Candidate, Bishop Lamor Miller Whitehead reacts with pure joy, as people on parole in the...

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