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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...

09:00
U.S. President Joe Biden won praise in Florida for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, but registered voters still issued only tepid approval for his first 100 days in office, according to a statewide survey by the Florida Atlantic University...


6 may 2021

15:15
CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) President Dave Walsh issued the following statement in response to new data showing a continuing decline in homebuilding in California in 2020:...


3 may 2021

16:05
The newly proposed Climate and Community Investment Act (S4264-A/A6967) would provide hundreds of dollars in direct and immediate energy rebates for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers, advocates say. The bill, which would generate $10-$15 billion...

10:16
As the Ohio General Assembly pursues an open process to determine the best way to allow sports betting, out-of-state operators are pushing for a mass proliferation of gambling that is wrong for Ohio. House Bill 65 would allow an estimated 876...

06:00
About 196,925 property owners must pay the First Installment of their Cook County property taxes today, May 3, 2021, to avoid late fee charges imposed by state law, Treasurer Maria Pappas said today. "Taxpayers like my website because they can pay...


28 april 2021

10:36
At the culmination of a first-ever virtual summit for nearly 700 Illinois influencers across Illinois, prominent elected officials vowed to do their part to bring about systematic changes to end disparities for older adults of color. Here are the...


27 april 2021

19:38
A policy brief released today by The Leadership Conference Education Fund shows that, in previous moments of economic crisis, state policymakers have moved to cut education spending in favor of protecting funding for prisons, police, and courts ? a...

16:00
National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP)/Be The Match is honoring a University of Houston student, Yusuf Khan, during Be The Match Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, April 27. Years after donating bone marrow to his mother, Nadia Sheikh, Khan engaged State...

10:00
The Board of Directors of the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) announced today that it has appointed Hemi Tewarson, JD, MPH, as its next Executive Director. NASHP is a nonpartisan forum of policymakers throughout state governments,...


26 april 2021

15:43
Americans for Prosperity Foundation, backed by nearly 300 groups across the political spectrum, urged the U.S. Supreme Court today to uphold people's First Amendment privacy rights. The question before the Justices in Americans For Prosperity...


24 april 2021

14:07
On the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, U.S. President Joe Biden officially affirmed that the massacre of the 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Turkish authorities between 1915 and 1923 was an act of genocide. This...


19 april 2021

08:34
Access Ready Inc. announced that in conjunction with its Partner organizations it has taken the first steps toward opening discussions with the state of Maryland concerning the accessibility of pollbooks slated for procurement by the state....

06:07
The recall of embattled San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin, one of a band of so-called progressive/rogue DAs elected around the country, is gathering significant steam....


15 april 2021

12:30
VCA Animal Hospitals' Jessica M. Sewell, BAS CVT LVT RVT, has been appointed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to serve on the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine. Sewell is the first Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) to serve in this...


13 april 2021

08:39
The California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) today announced the appointment of Sara Fitzsimon Nelson as the policy director of the organization. "We are pleased to welcome Ms. Fitzsimon Nelson as the policy director of CHBC," said Lauren...


8 april 2021

23:46
The Climate Commitment Act (CCA), SB5126, is one step closer to becoming the first climate legislation in the country to pave the way to net zero carbon emissions by the year 2050. The Washington State Senate passed the historic and carefully crafted...


6 april 2021

19:38
Today, Arkansas became the first state in the nation to enact legislation that prohibits gender transition procedures on minors, prevents taxpayer funds or medical insurance mandates to pay for them, and provides legal remedies for minors who have...

17:02
Today, HB 673, Gail's Law, by Representative Emily Slosberg (D?Boca Raton) passed out of the House Judiciary Committee with unanimous, bipartisan support.  Gail's Law would require the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to create and maintain a...


31 march 2021

18:58
The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) announcement this week on the state of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Mutual...

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The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement in response to the inclusion of creating, preserving and retrofitting of more than two million homes and commercial buildings in President Joe Biden's...


30 march 2021

14:00
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), which assists income-eligible renters who are having trouble making ends meet, is now available to customers of FirstEnergy Corp.'s Pennsylvania utilities....

11:00
A cross-sector coalition urges Governor Gavin Newsom to connect Californians with a one-time, $8 billion investment in high speed 100 Mbps broadband infrastructure and programs. The broad-based group representing education, health, local government...


29 march 2021

18:03
Earlier today, the South Dakota House of Representatives by an overwhelming vote of 67 ? 2 soundly rejected Governor Noem's "style and form" veto of HB 1217, the Fairness in Women's Sports Act. Governor Noem quickly responded today by again refusing...

17:16
The Georgia House of Representatives today advanced important criminal justice reform legislation, voting to streamline processes within the state's probation system by a vote of 169-2. Senate Bill 105, which passed unanimously in the State Senate,...


26 march 2021

17:38
The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) warned Friday that several major Illinois utilities will increase their residential natural gas prices by a range of about 35.2 percent to 68.9 percent on April 1, a lingering effect of February's volatile winter...


25 march 2021

17:13
The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) on Thursday urged Illinois consumers to contact their utility companies immediately to take advantage of consumer protections available to them due to the pandemic. A state moratorium on shutoffs expires on April 1,...

09:00
A new report published by 30 patient organizations shows the significant risks patients face when they enroll in non-compliant and substandard health insurance products, and details ways state and federal lawmakers can help protect these vulnerable...

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