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8 september 2018

15:08
Consumer Watchdog thanked Governor Brown for signing important legislation today trying to stop activation of oil wells in federal waters. The nonprofit group noted that Brown has jurisdiction over four times more state oil wells in state waters off...


7 september 2018

15:02
Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres launched today, during National Voter Registration Month, the second year of the Governor's Civic Engagement Award (GCEA) Program for Pennsylvania high schools.  The program promotes student-led voter...


6 september 2018

06:00
The HeroZona Foundation, formerly named the Checkered Flag Run Foundation, has announced its 15th annual invitation-only D.C. Celebrate Arizona Caucus Brunch. Previously called the Arizona Delegation Brunch, the event will take place at Georgia...


5 september 2018

15:30
WHAT: On September 12, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will release An Assessment of Minority Voting Rights Access in the United States. The report examines the U.S. Department of Justice's enforcement of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) since 2006,...

15:05
How vulnerable is California to the destructive force of a major earthquake? A bill calling for a statewide inventory of seismically vulnerable buildings is awaiting Governor Jerry Brown's signature to enact it into law....

14:33
The American Federation of Government Employees today announced its endorsement of Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona for election this November to the U.S. Senate. "As a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the past...


30 august 2018

15:32
Mayors across the country applaud yesterday afternoon's ruling by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals that enables U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) members to receive Byrne JAG public safety grants without having to adhere to unconstitutional and...


28 august 2018

11:13
On Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 at 9:45 AM, Delaware Gov. John Carney will sign HB 104, known as the "Michael McNesby Full Funding for Adults with I/DD Act." The signing will take place at Elwyn, a nonprofit human services agency located at 321 E. 11th St....


23 august 2018

11:00
Indiana utility regulators approved an agreement between Duke Energy and consumer groups to lower customer electric rates using savings from the new federal tax law. The move will mean a 5.6 percent average rate reduction for Duke Energy Indiana...

10:00
Governor Roy Cooper selected James Scott Farrin attorney Anabel Rosa to serve on the Governor's Advisory Council on Hispanic Latino Affairs. Rosa also serves on that council's Subcommittee for Economic Development. In a press release, Governor...


22 august 2018

08:48
Last week marked the launch of a major effort to fight sexual assaults when Indiana State Rep. Sally Siegrist, a Republican, held her first legislative meeting to discuss enacting a law that would clearly define what the word "consent" means in...


20 august 2018

11:00
Mac Strategies Group, a twenty-five time, award-winning strategic communications, public affairs and government relations firm, announced today that former Chicago Tribune Statehouse Bureau Chief Monique Garcia will join the firm as its vice...

10:00
The Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission see last month's introduction of the Recovering America's Wildlife Act in the U.S. Senate as legislation that could provide more care for Pennsylvania's and the nation's fish...


17 august 2018

14:20
Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today toured the Poplar Bluff factory of Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc., the largest U.S. producer of steel nails, the company announced. Hawley secured the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in the August...


16 august 2018

16:53
Alcohol Justice and the California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) expressed horror today as the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee voted to allow SB 905 to proceed.  The bill was introduced by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco)...

12:00
California's housing market backpedaled in July on an annual basis for the third consecutive month as higher interest rates and rising home prices eroded housing affordability and dampened demand, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said...


15 august 2018

14:00
Pennsylvania's new Inter-Agency Election Preparedness and Security Workgroup and county election personnel from across the commonwealth participated today in a first-of-its-kind national and local election cyber exercise organized in collaboration...

09:17
FirstEnergy Solutions Inc. ("FES") today announced that it has taken its latest step in the regulatory process leading to the deactivation of its three nuclear power plants beginning in 2020. FES submitted to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission...


14 august 2018

10:27
The ESOP Association celebrates a new law that will help businesses better understand and pursue options for becoming employee owned. The law?the Main Street Employee Ownership Act?seeks to make better use of existing programs offered by the Small...


13 august 2018

18:15
Singer and author Brian Evans won the Republican primary in Hawaii on Saturday, receiving the second-highest amount of votes in the state among Republicans in his attempt to unseat Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. "I have read national media reports...

16:37
Governor Rauner has signed two bills that will help ensure solar development benefits farmers and rural communities in Illinois.  The state's solar industry worked with the Illinois Farm Bureau, local authorities and other stakeholders to shape SB...

14:46
Statement by Bryan McDaniel, CUB's Director of Governmental Affairs: We are disappointed that the General Assembly passed and, now, Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed House Bill 4508. CUB fought vigorously to improve this bill, arguing that customers of...


9 august 2018

17:02
On August 9, 2018, the State Auditor completed its Performance Audit of the State Alcohol Beverage Control Commission Warehouse Contract with LB&B Associates Inc. and published its final report. LB&B is disappointed by the State Auditor's final...

15:21
United Spinal Association congratulates New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Mayor Bill de Blasio for passing legislation that will place a one-year cap on the number of new vehicle licenses for rideshare vehicles -- unless they are...


8 august 2018

17:29
Teamsters from around the nation will join Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.) at a rally tomorrow in downtown Minneapolis to raise public awareness about workers' rights and the issues they face on the job in advance of the November election....

09:30
Record home price increases and higher interest rates combined to constrain California housing affordability to the lowest levels in 10 years, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today. The percentage...


7 august 2018

20:41
Another Washington state city is now being sued by the Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association for violating the state's 35-year-old preemption statute by adopting a local gun control ordinance. They filed a similar lawsuit against...

15:44
California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA), Alcohol Justice, and Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz hosted a press event at Los Angeles City Hall yesterday to oppose SB 905 (Wiener) ? the 4 a.m. bar bill. Emceed by actor/activist Kurtwood...

12:34
In its continuing effort to address California's unprecedented housing supply crisis and eliminate the "moving penalty" that severely restricts the ability of seniors, disabled residents, and victims of natural disasters to relocate, the CALIFORNIA...


3 august 2018

10:59
Oklahomans will have more flexibility and choices in health insurance after the Trump administration delivered on a promise. The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury issued a final rule allowing the sale and renewal of...


1 august 2018

14:11
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01:57
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement in response to the Michigan Supreme Court's ruling late last evening that the redistricting ballot proposal is eligible for the November General Election ballot:...


31 july 2018

11:15
Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991, have until Aug. 31, 2018, to apply for a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice. The bonus program,...


30 july 2018

18:41
The Las Vegas City Council Recommending Committee voted for an abeyance on the controversial ordinance - Bill No. 2018-24, sponsored by City Councilman Steve Seroka, a councilman who is being sued in Federal Court by developer Yohan Lowie for bias....

06:00
An overwhelming majority of Georgians want the state to invest in people-first strategies including expanded access to education and mental health services, while raising new revenue to pay for them, according to a Mason-Dixon statewide poll...


27 july 2018

11:04
Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President and Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin on the federal government's efforts to reunify separated families: "While America's mayors are pleased that federal authorities reported last night...


25 july 2018

08:07
Today, SAM, the Serve America Movement, announced its support and endorsement for Colorado's Fair Maps redistricting reform measures that will appear on this November's General Election ballot. "Redistricting reform is one of our key electoral...


24 july 2018

20:51
Surrounded by firefighters, retirees and families, today Governor Charlie Baker joined leaders from the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts at the Broadway Fire Station in Lynn to sign legislation that recognizes cancer in firefighters as a...


23 july 2018

13:12
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today reminded interested parties that bids for 25 expired restaurant licenses in the upcoming license auction are due by noon Thursday, Aug. 2. This auction includes one license in each of the following...

12:46
Brisk ticket sales have boosted Tuesday's Mega Millions® jackpot to a $512 million annuity value or a $303.4 million cash prize ? the fifth-largest jackpot in game history. After the Friday, July 20, drawing, the jackpot had rolled to a $493...

12:35
California's median home price edged higher to another peak in June as year-over-year home sales lost steam for the second straight month, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.   Closed escrow...


20 july 2018

14:27
The Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association today filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle and Mayor Jenny Durkan over adoption of a so-called "safe storage" requirement, alleging that it violates Washington State's 35-year-old...

12:28
MIDDLETOWN, Pa., July 20, 2018 /PR Newswire/ -- Strong ticket sales have boosted tonight's Mega Millions® jackpot to a $433 million annuity value or a $260 million cash prize ? the game's sixth-largest jackpot on record. After Tuesday's drawing,...

11:33
After confirming the presence of the aquatic invasive species (AIS) known as New Zealand Mudsnail (Potamopyrgus antipodarium) in Little Lehigh Creek, Lehigh County, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is reminding anglers and boaters...


18 july 2018

16:15
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today posted on its web site its second monthly Fantasy Sports Contests revenue report. The report provides a breakdown on fees collected from the play of Pennsylvania participants, Fantasy Sports Contests...

09:45
The Pennsylvania State Police announced the number of firearm purchase denials, subsequent investigations, and arrests resulting from such investigations for the second quarter of 2018. The Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) is used by county...

09:00
What: Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development's eighth annual DevelopmentXChange:  The annual DevelopmentXChange challenges global problem-solvers to harness the power of ingenuity to develop and scale transformational solutions to...


17 july 2018

15:54
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today reported that the combined gross revenue from the play of slot machines and table games during the 2017/2018 state fiscal year was the highest total to date. The total revenue of $3,247,599,744 eclipsed...

09:57
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today announced that it has received nine petitions from casino license holders requesting approval to conduct Interactive Gaming (iGaming) in the Commonwealth. All of the petitions received are requesting...

09:54
Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-14) recently introduced bill number A3901, which provides for a 12-month study initiative to be known as the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Pilot Program. The program was created in response to State's prescription...