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This past weekend, the Climate Commitment Act (CCA), SB 5126, officially became law?positioning Washington State as a national climate leader with one of the most progressive climate laws paving the way to net zero emissions by the year 2050....


23 july 2021

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After years of inaction, the Senate took the first steps this week to close gaps in the safety net that have allowed active-duty military families to go hungry and caused food pantries to operate on or near every military installation in the United...


22 july 2021

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Dove and National Urban League, founding members of The CROWN Coalition, an alliance founded to end race-based hair discrimination and the official founders of the CROWN Act movement, have taken action stemming from a July 2nd decision by the...

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Today, the National Partnership for Women & Families released a new video featuring some of the most recognizable leaders in business advocating for a nationwide paid family and medical leave program. The video features business leaders from...


20 july 2021

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The American Loggers Council is pleased to announce that the Pandemic Assistance for Timber Harvesters and Haulers (PATHH) financial assistance program has been developed and will open for applications in the immediate future. This program is the...


19 july 2021

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For The People?the national nonprofit working with prosecutors to remedy unjust sentences?is proud to share that Governor Gavin Newsom has signed the California County Resentencing Pilot Program ("the Pilot") into law as part of California's 2021...


16 july 2021

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The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring the Copyright Act remains responsive to modern realities and that Canada's copyright framework continues to be effective in fostering innovation and investment as new technologies develop. To do so,...


15 july 2021

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The Pew Charitable Trusts expressed cautious optimism today that World Trade Organization members could soon reach an agreement to reduce harmful fisheries subsidies, noting that although negotiators failed to strike a deal at today's ministerial...

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A new poll finds that Nevada voters blame President Biden for the border crisis and oppose efforts by to include a massive amnesty for illegal aliens in a spending bill intended to upgrade the nation's infrastructure. The poll of 401 likely voters in...

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A new poll finds that West Virginia voters overwhelmingly blame President Biden for the border crisis and oppose efforts to include a massive amnesty for illegal aliens in a spending bill intended to upgrade the nation's infrastructure. The poll of...

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A new poll finds that New Hampshire voters overwhelmingly blame President Biden for the border crisis and oppose efforts by to include a massive amnesty for illegal aliens in a spending bill intended to upgrade the nation's infrastructure. The poll...

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A new poll finds that Arizona voters overwhelmingly blame President Biden for the border crisis and oppose efforts by to include a massive amnesty for illegal aliens in a spending bill intended to upgrade the nation's infrastructure. The poll of 603...


14 july 2021

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More than 160 companies from across the country sent a letter to Congress today urging the introduction and passage of Voting Rights Act legislation to honor civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis and end discrimination in voting. The letter was sent...

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The Texas Blockchain Council announced today that it spearheaded the passage of two major pieces of blockchain-related legislation during the 87th Texas State Legislative Session: HB 1576, the "Blockchain Work Group Bill", and HB 4474 the "Virtual...


13 july 2021

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The proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for calendar year 2022 (CY2022) released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) fails to address pending cuts to surgical care and therefore continues to threaten patient care by...

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A diverse coalition of animal welfare, public health, environmental, and sustainable agriculture organizations commend U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) for introducing the Farm System Reform Act, federal legislation...

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Today, 369 mayors ? including Republicans, Democrats and Independents from all 50 states and the District of Columbia ? sent a letter to Congress urging them to take immediate action on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework announced by President...


12 july 2021

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Legislation protecting workers in the school bus industry pushed by Teamsters Local 251 and other unions (H6118A and S635A), passed the Rhode Island General Assembly overwhelmingly and was signed into law last Friday. Local 251 Secretary-Treasurer...

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No Labels last week launched a $200,000 national cable ad buy imploring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to move immediately to pass the bipartisan infrastructure plan President Biden recently announced alongside a...

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Incapsulate is continuing to assist state and local governments navigating from  pandemic into economic growth. During the pandemic, state and local governments reached repeatedly for technology to deliver essential services, and now they are again...


9 july 2021

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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...


8 july 2021

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Today, Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced he signed Senate Bill 21-091 into law, which repeals Colorado's prohibition on credit card surcharges while capping surcharges at either 2% of the transaction amount or the merchant's actual cost. This...

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Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an innovator in satellite communications for 50 years, today announced its participation in the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) Emergency Broadband Benefit program to help households struggling to pay...


7 july 2021

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The implementation of the Pay Equity Act is an important part of the Government of Canada's commitment to close the gender wage gap and ensure that workers receive equal pay for work of equal value. It will put into place long-term, sustainable...

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Today, the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) filed an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court of Missouri to support the lower court's decision that the Medicaid Expansion Amendment violates Missouri's Constitution. In the brief, FGA...

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Canadian Human Rights Commission Today, the Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the federal Pay Equity Commissioner welcome the timeline for the coming into force of the Pay Equity Act, which will ensure equal pay for work...


6 july 2021

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A number of highway safety bills are being considered in the US Congress. Kansas City truck accident attorney Lawrence Flick of Flick Law Firm, who has been named among the Top 10 Trucking Trial Lawyers by the Trucking Trial Lawyers Association, is...

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In an unprecedented move, Health Canada is proposing a full federal ban on vaping flavours. The ban would take effect in about 180 days, so likely January 1, 2022.   "Health Canada is pushing smokers back to smoking...


2 july 2021

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HomeTown Health resumed its annual policy maker tour in June 2021 after a 'virtual' tour option in 2020. "Policy Maker Tours" were begun in 2010 with a focus on bringing legislators and others from the Atlanta Capitol building onsite in rural...


1 july 2021

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Today, the Teamsters Union applauded the House of Representatives passage of the INVEST in America Act (H.R.3684) which will ensure that the nation's roads, bridges, transit, rail, and water infrastructure receive the federal investment they need...

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The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency is pleased to announce that the newly signed state budget increases the allocation of tax credits for its Mixed-Use Development Tax Credit Program by $1.5 million to now total $4.5 million. The agency is...

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The must-see documentary "Never Events," that follows the journey of multiple families who fought for change after suffering lifelong harm or loss due to medical negligence, debuts this week on Amazon, Apple TV and other streaming services. The...

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The United States Supreme Court upheld Arizona's efforts to safeguard its elections in a 6-3 vote today, a major victory as states work to restore voters' trust in the democratic process. The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) applauds...

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The Troops First Foundation today called on Congress to approve a congressional resolution designating Nov. 21, 2021, as "National Warrior Call Day," a coast-to-coast effort to reach veterans and service members who may be dangerously disconnected...

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While Americans are divided about how the country is doing, 92% of adult Americans want to make America a better place to live, according to a survey* conducted by SSRS on behalf of the America250 Foundation, the non-profit arm of the U.S....

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The Alabama Election Protection Network (AEPN) is proud to announce the launch of its 'Our Districts, Our Alabama' campaign for fair districting. The campaign will work to establish fair representation for all Alabamians through direct public...


30 june 2021

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Last week, Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced the Better Care Better Jobs Act, which would vastly expand Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS). The legislation forms the basis of President Biden's $400 billion...

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The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency today expressed its appreciation to the state legislature, Governor Tom Wolf, and all the housing advocates who worked tirelessly to ensure that housing programs will receive substantial funding support in the...

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(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,...

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Governor Ron DeSantis should immediately empanel a special task force of experts to examine the tragic Surfside condominium building collapse and recommend reforms intended to ensure that nothing like it ever happens again. That is the recommendation...

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The best available science and economic analysis tells us that getting to net-zero emissions in the next 30 years is essential to avert the worst impacts of climate change and fully seize the economic opportunities that it presents. That's why the...

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Department of Justice Canada The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today issued the following statement: "I am pleased to welcome the Royal Assent of Private Member's Bill C-218, An Act to amend the...


29 june 2021

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On July 1, a new law goes into effect aimed to protect victims of domestic violence in Montana. Gov. Greg Gianforte signed House Bill 449 in early May, resulting in a revision of the state's domestic violence (DV) laws that make it easier for judges...


28 june 2021

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The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) recently hosted its 4th Annual Public Policy Summit entitled Patient Voice & Patient Choice: Patients At the Policy Table Today Determine Tomorrow's Innovations and Care Choices. Founded in 1969,...

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The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program Enhancement Act (VMLRPEA), which would enable more food animal and public health veterinarians to receive up to $25,000 a year for student loan repayment in exchange for service in U.S. Department of...

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Nurses and advocates will testify during a State House hearing on Tuesday, June 29 in favor of legislation to strengthen protections for threatened essential healthcare services such as maternity and behavioral health care, and to create additional...


25 june 2021

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Rights4Vapers, Canada's leading vapers' rights organization, is delighted to report that over 10,000 Canadians have signed a House of Commons petition that calls on the government to maintain flavoured vapour products....

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With climate change causing Arctic ice to melt at an alarming pace, the central Arctic Ocean is now opening up to increased international interest, including the potential for commercial fishing and shipping activity. To help protect the Arctic's...

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The Hemp Industries Association today announced support for the legal position that Delta-8 THC, along with all other hemp-derived cannabinoids, were federally legalized by the 2018 Farm Bill, citing a legal opinion written by Rod Kight and Philip...


24 june 2021

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Allen Media Group Founder/Chairman/CEO, Byron Allen, today announced his call to action to strengthen the original civil rights act in America, which was put into law in the year 1866, has successfully achieved political support in both houses of...

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