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US shipyard output is forecast to see 3.6% average annual growth in nominal terms through 2023, according to Shipbuilding: United States, a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports. Replacement of an aging US Navy fleet and the deployment...


21 october 2019

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Following months of negotiations, lawmakers in California have passed legislation that would require companies to evaluate whether certain current independent contractors should be actually treated as employees thereby availing them to the same...

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The state Department of Public Health will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 23 regarding Southcoast Hospitals Group's proposed closure of the maternity unit at Tobey Hospital ? a proposal that has drawn strong opposition from both current...


18 october 2019

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Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. , a developer of advanced livestock waste treatment technology, announced that Pennsylvania Senate Bill 575 has been calendared in the PA House State Government Committee for a hearing on October 22, 2019....


17 october 2019

15:48
On October 13, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1519 into law, granting the California Dental Board continued authority to oversee and regulate dental services in the state.[1] The bill passed the California legislature...

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The Commute with Enterprise vanpooling service ? owned and operated by the world's largest car rental operator, Enterprise Holdings ? provided testimony at yesterday's Congressional hearing on "Examining the Future of Transportation Network...

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User1st, the provider of the most innovative web accessibility solutions on the market for testing, remediation, monitoring and compliance, today released the following statement from Vice President of Communications Raegan Bartlo regarding passage...

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Traliant, an innovator in online sexual harassment training, today announced a new training course, Recognizing and Preventing Human Trafficking for Hotels. The interactive training is designed for hotel employees who may come into contact with both...


16 october 2019

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Seventeen aldermen on Wednesday showed their support for a resolution urging Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois General Assembly to pass reforms to stop out-of-control spending in Peoples Gas' controversial pipeline-replacement program. The...

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Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Vanda) , a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies to address high unmet medical needs and improve the lives of patients, urges federal agencies,...

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In an effort to remove cancer causing nitrites from deli-type and other processed meats labeled organic, the industry watchdog OrganicEye has petitioned the USDA's National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). At its public meeting next week, the NOSB...

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Two recent votes by the Louisiana Public Service Commission double down on anti-solar policy while boosting profits for the monopoly utility companies. In September, three Public Service Commissioners - Eric Skrmetta, Mike Francis and Craig Green ?...


15 october 2019

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The House Committee on Education and Labor today released its comprehensive Higher Education Act reauthorization bill, the College Affordability Act. The bill increases funding to existing federal student aid programs, creates several new programs,...

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Speak Georgia is a series of town hall-styled, kitchen-table talks conducted throughout the State of Georgia that are centered on dialogues about political topics that have led to some of the greatest social media debates and/or the pertinent topics...

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Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions offers the programs and support to ensure that Washington, D.C. businesses are in compliance with the city's commuter law. Recent news from the Department of Employment Services in DC...

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Seeking to protect some of our most vulnerable children from predators, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1165 into law. Sponsored by children's advocacy nonprofit, Change for Justice, the new law requires professional visitation...


14 october 2019

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"We are pleased with the Governor's signing statement for AB1519. While the authorizing nature of AB1519 made it difficult to veto the bill, the Governor clearly indicated that he expects all stakeholders to come to together to find a better way to...

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Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), the nation's leading provider of kidney care products and services, released the following statement in response to the signing of AB 290 in California: "Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA) is...


11 october 2019

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Following the signing into law yesterday of AB539, legislation that limits the interest rates on installment loans in the state of California, Online Lenders Alliance CEO Mary Jackson issued the following statement: "With the stroke of a pen,...

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University Hospitals (UH), one of the largest health systems in Northeast Ohio that cares for 1.3 million patients annually, offers the following statement in reaction to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to reform...

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The California IATSE Council applauds Governor Newsom for signing AB 51 into law today and thanks its author Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez for her tireless work to pass this legislation over the past two years. The legislation will both prevent...

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Although Gen Z ? those just now entering the workforce ? are worried about job security and a stable paycheck, this generation is overwhelmingly purpose-driven. A new report issued by the non-profit education organization Girls With Impact with the...


10 october 2019

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Four key Los Angeles organizations working together to promote the economic benefits of seismic resiliency will hold a press conference to announce their new partnership. This unprecedented alliance of economic, government and business is joining...

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The California Hotel & Lodging Association issued the following statement after Gov. Newsom signed into law AB 1162, which bans single-use plastic bottles used for personal care products and imposes fines for non-compliance....

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Despite unjust disapproval from the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA), Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD) promises to advocate relentlessly for transparency and accountability in the Chancery Court as they press forward with a $250,000...

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A new report, Exploring the Causes of State Variation in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Administrative Costs, was recently released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The study was authored by...


9 october 2019

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The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement on the governor's signing of Sen. Nancy Skinner's (D-Berkeley) SB 330: "The California Association of REALTORS® and the more than...

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The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community, today officially confirmed the agenda for the Imagine Nation ELC 2019 conference on October 20-23,...

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Jesse Kay, the 19-year-old founder of Vyber Media and the Trendsetters Podcast, has been selected by Nassau County Legislator Josh Lafazan's Office as "Humanitarian of The Year." Josh Lafazan is one of the youngest legislators in New York, leading a...


8 october 2019

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The effort to bring uniform standards to protect racehorses passed three major milestones this week. One hundred and fifty Members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors to the Horseracing Integrity Act (HIA), which is more than one third of the...


7 october 2019

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On behalf of AARP's 3.3 million California members, we thank Governor Newsom for signing AB 824 into law, which bans "pay-to-delay" agreements between brand-name and generic drug companies, which have kept low-cost generic medications off the market....

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Digital Realty , a leading global provider of data center, colocation, and interconnection solutions, hosted Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, state legislators and local leaders at its landmark 350 East Cermak Road facility in Chicago earlier today...

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Grand Chief Dr. Abel Bosum of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) / Cree Nation Government and Mrs. Bella Moses Petawabano, Chairperson of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay announce the renewal of the Agreement with...

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Today, the REFORM Alliance announced that it has tapped renowned entertainment and social justice executive Bob Pilon to serve as the organization's President and Chief Growth Officer. Pilon previously served as the Chief...


5 october 2019

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Home-sharing platforms, such as Airbnb and VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner, now owned by HomeAway), have dramatically increased in popularity over the past ten years and have completely changed the shape of the short term rental market in Washington...


4 october 2019

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Today, the intelligence community inspector general, Michael Atkinson, is scheduled to testify before the House Intelligence Committee about the issues raised in the whistleblower complaint over a phone call by President Donald Trump and the...

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"Everyone who cares about wild salmon in British Columbia should be worried," said the Canadian Pacific Sustainable Seafood Society's Christina Burridge of its decision to announce self-suspension for BC sockeye, pink and chum from the Marine...


3 october 2019

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Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today applauded the more than 100 local governments across Southern California, representing approximately 6.75 million Californians, that have passed resolutions in support of affordable and balanced strategies...

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Shahid for Change, the campaign to elect Shahid Buttar, a Pakistani-American constitutional lawyer challenging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her seat in California's 12th Congressional District, today announced it has raised over $224,000 through...


2 october 2019

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The Olive Growers Council of California (OGCC) commends the Trump Administration for its important decision today to take WTO-authorized countermeasures against the European Union (EU) for its longstanding non-compliance in the WTO Large Aircraft...

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The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) welcomes the announcement from Minister Shandro on October 2 that the Alberta Government will launch an evidence-based review of the province's vaping regulations, starting November 1, 2019....

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Despite having no license or other permission to use IBC's intellectual property, Ucore Rare Metals, Inc. ("Ucore") continues to represent or imply that it has rights to IBC's technology.  In a recently issued corporate presentation (the...


1 october 2019

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Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on September 24, 2019 to ban flavored tobacco products despite testimony of over 360 speakers of which a clear majority opposed the ban 3 to 1. The flavor ban ordinance was developed to...

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According to a new poll from Change Research and the New Jersey Children's Foundation, Newark voters strongly support many of the improvements that have taken place in the City, and want to see more of them. Key findings from the poll include:...

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Scholarship providers, gathered from across the country, today demanded that Congress stop taxing student scholarships. During its national conference in Minneapolis, the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) joined with Scholarship...

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Fair Food Network applauded Michigan lawmakers for their bipartisan support for a homegrown program supporting farmers and families. The House and Senate approved $1 million for the healthy food incentive program Double Up Food Bucks in the state...

09:29
Illinois State Rifle Association Executive Director Richard Pearson is issuing the following statement on the formation of the Illinois House Task Force on Gun Violence, which is comprised of 12 Republicans and 12 Democrats and is being asked to...


27 september 2019

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The Center for Urban and Racial Equity is pleased to announce the award of Racial Equity Organizational Change (EOC) Service Grants to three housing and community development organizations. Through a competitive application process, CURE selected...


26 september 2019

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The father of a 29-year-old man disabled for life by medical negligence when he was two and the parents of a young girl with life-long disabilities, who await their daughter's medical negligence trial, filed the Fairness for Injured Patients Act...

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The National Psoriasis Foundation, NPF, applauds Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Senator Doug Jones (D-AL), Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Senator Margaret Hassan (D-NH), Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), and Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) for introducing...

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