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12 february 2019

11:57
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and it is the ninth leading cause of death in Tennessee. On Wednesday, February 13, advocates from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the largest suicide prevention...


11 february 2019

09:15
By a wide 23 point margin, Californians are in favor of replacing their private health insurance system with Single Payer healthcare, with 51% in support versus 28% opposed. "Californians are not only prepared to pay for Single Payer's installation,...


7 february 2019

12:13
Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today announced that Stephen DiCenso, FCAS, MAAA, has been appointed as the country's first Independent Expert (IE) following the passage of Oklahoma's Insurance Business Transfer Act....

10:00
Cal/OSHA has scheduled an advisory committee meeting on the electronic submission of injury and illness records. The public meeting will be held on Thursday, May 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Elihu Harris Building, 1515 Clay Street Suite 1304,...


6 february 2019

11:28
Governor Wolf's 2019-20 budget proposes a minimum of $15 million each year for the next five years, for a combined total of at least $75 million, in state funding for new voting systems. "There is widespread agreement across the nation that it is in...


4 february 2019

16:31
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement in response to Governor Whitmer's Executive Order (E.O.) eliminating the recently established Environmental Oversight Committees. The Michigan Chamber is opposed to silencing the...

12:25
Shipman & Goodwin LLP today announced that Connecticut's immediate past Attorney General George Jepsen and the state's immediate past Chief Deputy Attorney General Perry Zinn Rowthorn have joined the firm as partners in its Hartford office. The firm...


1 february 2019

08:52
The Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) released its nonpartisan 2019 ? 2020 Public Policy Agenda today, a guide that outlines the top policy priorities of its members for the next two years.  The latest installment of the GCP Public Policy Agenda...


28 january 2019

11:26
As Pennsylvania counties prepare to replace aging voting systems, the Department of State is inviting the public to view several new voting systems that offer 21st-century advanced security and a paper trail.  The expo is 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at...


18 january 2019

15:01
While national codes require home fire sprinklers installed in all new construction single-family homes, half of U.S. states are able to pass codes that require the life-saving technology, the other half cannot due to anti-sprinkler code efforts....

11:53
A fourth voting system that provides a paper trail has been certified by the secretary of state. Another system is currently in the certification process, and testing of an additional system will begin later this month.  Acting Secretary of State...


17 january 2019

14:43
California home sales declined for the eighth straight month in December, and a stagnating market for much of the year pushed sales lower in 2018 for the first time in four years, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.  ...

09:20
Greg Kraut, member of the Westport Representative Town Meeting and former candidate for the 136th State Representative District, today unveiled The Economic Policy Project http://www.economicpolicyproject.org a groundbreaking solutions-first...


16 january 2019

15:37
My Patient Rights and the California Chronic Care Coalition are reminding Californians to make sure that they and their family members are aware of a new law that takes another step in addressing the opioid crisis. This law states that prescribers of...

10:30
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 to gather evidence, including public comment, on the renewal of the Category 1 Slot Machine Operator's license for Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment,...


15 january 2019

16:30
College Futures Foundation congratulates Dr. Lande Ajose, our longtime grantee partner, on her appointment as Governor Newsom's Senior Advisor on Higher Education, and Lenny Mendonca, our board member and thought partner, on his appointment as Chief...


14 january 2019

14:05
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has shown great leadership in proposing strong steps to further drive down tobacco use and reverse the youth e-cigarette epidemic, including raising the tobacco sale age to 21 and prohibiting tobacco sales in pharmacies...


10 january 2019

16:40
Many of the nation's largest operators of single-family rental homes are working with their residents affected by the government shutdown to accommodate their needs, including deferring rent payments and waiving late fees. "Going without a paycheck...

16:11
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement in response to legislation (House Bill 4025) introduced today by State Representative Beau LaFave that would close the so-called "Dark Store Tax Loophole." The Michigan Chamber has...

10:00
Ohio is the latest state to criminalize female genital mutilation (FGM) with the signing of Senate Bill 214 by Governor Kasich. This state legislation follows a November ruling that the 1996 federal ban on FGM is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge...


2 january 2019

15:06
A coalition of solar industry groups, conservation organizations, and clean energy advocates announced today the release of a 100 Day Clean Energy Agenda, calling on state lawmakers to pass a suite of policies in the first 100 Days of 2019 that will...


27 december 2018

16:00
During a recent review of its plan for recycling mercury containing thermostats, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency changed the goals set under the state's Thermostat Collection Act for the years 2015 to 2020. The amended guidelines...


21 december 2018

10:10
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) decided to require all newly purchased transit buses to be carbon-free by 2029, committing the state to phasing out all fossil fuel models from its 12,000 transit bus fleet by 2040. Electric and hydrogen fuel...


20 december 2018

13:43
Cal/OSHA has cited a manufacturer of cannabis products for multiple serious safety violations following an explosion that seriously injured a worker. On June 19, an employee of Future2 Labs Health Services was working alone inside a 128-square-foot...

08:35
The first candidate filing period began December 16, 2018. Neighborhood Council elections will be held from late March to mid-June.  LA's 99 Neighborhood Councils form the grassroots level of the Los Angeles City government. The Neighborhood Councils...


19 december 2018

17:26
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak is praising the ruling by a federal judge that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Judge Reed C. O'Connor said the tax bill passed by Congress in Dec. 2017 effectively rendered the entire health...

14:35
Invest In Skills NY, a statewide coalition released a 9 point policy blueprint, which articulates the need for New York state to build an efficient, accountable, and coordinated workforce development system that can respond to the changing needs of...


18 december 2018

13:20
California home sales remained on a downward trend for the seventh consecutive month in November as prospective buyers continued to wait out the market, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.  ...


13 december 2018

18:40
The Michigan Senate unanimously reported legislation out of committee that would require businesses who incur a cyber security breach of personal identifying information to notify those individuals that their information has been compromised, the...

08:37
The City of North Chicago recently received a prestigious innovation award from the Lake County Municipal League. This award acknowledges municipalities that developed strategic programs to solve municipal challenges and increase the effectiveness of...


12 december 2018

12:39
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. has announced updates to its portfolio of payroll products and services through its State Payroll Law Compare tool, ahead of the new minimum wage rates taking effect January 1, 2019 across many states....

10:30
LiveWell Canada Inc. ("LiveWell" or the "Company"), , anticipates the passage of the U.S. Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, known as the Farm Bill, will unlock a multi-billion-dollar market for wellness products made from hemp CBD and...


11 december 2018

13:34
A prominent organic industry watchdog, The Cornucopia Institute, has released a report on "organic" hydroponics, exposing a rapidly accelerating trend in organic fruit and vegetable production: the shift to growing produce in industrial settings,...

05:00
My Patient Rights and the California Chronic Care Coalition are urging California families to use visiting with family members during the holidays to make sure that they are aware of a new law taking effect in January 2019. The new law addresses the...


7 december 2018

13:49
ICE Out of Marin y Justicia Para Todos, a coalition focused on ending deportations of Marin residents and curtailing local law enforcement's cooperation with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), held a community rally prior to a...


5 december 2018

16:29
Consumer Watchdog called the City Council's vote to reappoint Fred Pickel as the head of the DWP's Office of Public Accountability without a job review a power play and public disgrace that will leave them without a voice. Mayor Garcetti will still...


3 december 2018

15:11
Despite affordability challenges, California renters continue to hold homeownership in high regard and aspire to purchase a home eventually, according to a consumer survey released by the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today....

09:00
ICE Out of Marin y Justicia Para Todos, a coalition focused on changing the policies of the Marin County Sheriff's Office and other Marin County law enforcement agencies with respect to cooperation with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) will...

08:00
The legalization of recreational marijuana in the state of Michigan conjures images of lighting one up at home or at the workplace.  But, not so fast for those looking to take advantage of Michigan's new law that legalizes marijuana starting this...


30 november 2018

11:00
IFPTE Local 21, a union representing 11,000 public sector professionals in the Bay Area, announced that members have ratified a three-year contract that would provide healthcare relief and the ability to recruit and retain critical Contra Costa...


29 november 2018

16:00
CherryRoad Technologies Inc. today announced it has signed a NASPO ValuePoint® Participating Addendum with the State of Mississippi, allowing the State to simplify its entire cloud procurement process. CherryRoad markets its cloud solutions and...

13:50
The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new preemption order for local authorities over small cell wireless facility deployment and management of local rights-of-way has left many communities confused and troubled.  HR Green, Inc. (HR Green) is...


27 november 2018

13:48
The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the Federal Housing Finance Agency's (FHFA) announcement to increase the 2019 conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie...


26 november 2018

12:59
California's competitive housing market and low housing affordability forced homebuyers to make compromises in their home purchases including price, size, location, and school quality, according to a consumer survey by the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF...


15 november 2018

14:07
AJC, in an amicus brief, is asking the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to reverse a lower court's decision blocking implementation of an Arizona law barring the state from contracting with participants in a boycott of Israel....

13:22
As market uncertainties continue to linger, California home sales declined for the sixth straight month in October and remained below the 400,000-level sales benchmark for the third consecutive month, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®...

08:23
An investment in chronic condition management is paying off in a big way for Oklahoma's Medicaid program. An independent evaluation shows the Telligen-administered SoonerCare Health Management Program (HMP) over the last four years has saved Oklahoma...

08:00
The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) recently approved the use of Curriculum Associates' i-Ready® Diagnostic as a norm-referenced assessment for reading and mathematics in Grades K?8. This expands IDOE's approval of the program, which is...


13 november 2018

07:00
Miami Herald will mark the culmination of its Florida Influencer Series by hosting the Florida Priorities Summit on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the University of Miami. The event will convene leaders, decision makers and voters for an inclusive,...


12 november 2018

14:45
The Dallas Morning News reported in September that the Texas School Board is considering removing Helen Keller from its Grade 3 social studies curriculum. Helen Keller was the most influential person with a disability in the 20th century, having...