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26 november 2020

11:00
The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino announced today that the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants Act is now in force. This Act provides a statutory framework to regulate immigration and citizenship consultants, and will make the...

10:38
Department of Justice Canada Strengthening our economy and reducing criminal activity are important to creating a safer and stronger Canada. That is why the Government of Canada is acting to decriminalize single event sport betting in Canada so that...


25 november 2020

07:40
Grassroots political organization Firefighters & EMS Fund worked directly with Neighbors for a Safer Kirkland to support Proposition 1, which would provide funding for new and renovated fire stations, 20 new fire/EMT positions, and the purchase of...


24 november 2020

12:45
CHICAGO, Nov. 24, 2020 The Cook County Board of Commissioners today voted to waive late fees for two months on both property tax installments due in 2021, giving cash-strapped property owners more time to juggle their finances, Treasurer Maria Pappas...

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Today, the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) sent a letter to President-elect Biden presenting policy proposals with which the incoming Administration can defeat the pandemic, safely reopen the economy, and lead the...

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On Nov. 3, 2020, Uber, Lyft and Postmates won a highly contested ballot initiative on labor rights in California, codifying that their workers will remain independent contractors, instead of employees. Mere weeks later, the companies are working to...


23 november 2020

17:05
Today the leadership of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) participated in a virtual meeting with President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Mayors have developed a strong working relationship with the President-elect over...

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José R. González, president and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York ("FHLBNY"), announced that the FHLBNY has awarded $36.9 million in subsidies to fund 46 affordable housing initiatives throughout New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico,...


17 november 2020

22:05
Contact lens consumers are urged to contact their U.S. Senator and ask them to vote against Senate bill S.4613, a measure that's an affront to the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) efforts to force optometrists to treat contact lens wearers the way...

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On Election Day, November 3, 2020, New Jersey became yet another state to legalize marijuana. With big corporate cannabis companies already moving to secure an edge in this new market, one small shop owner is hoping to make her voice heard and secure...


16 november 2020

18:14
Canadians' expectations of privacy have changed and evolved since the federal Privacy Act became law more than three decades ago. The Government of Canada is committed to reviewing our federal privacy legislation to ensure it keeps pace with both...


12 november 2020

00:00
On November 3, 2020, New Jersey voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot question to amend the state's constitution to authorize the legal use and sale of recreational marijuana, completing a 3 year effort initiated by the legislature. New Jersey...


11 november 2020

08:30
Uranium Energy Corp.  ("UEC" or the "Company") is pleased to report the Senate Committee on Appropriations has released drafts of fiscal year 2021 funding measures and subcommittee allocations that include $150 million for the U.S. Uranium Reserve...


10 november 2020

12:07
The Supreme Court today hears arguments in California vs. Texas, the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Andrew Dreyfus, president & CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (Blue Cross), released the...

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One thing was clear in last week's elections: Americans want access to regulated cannabis. In a clean sweep of approval, five states voted to legalize adult-use (recreational) or medicinal cannabis ? Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and...


9 november 2020

16:50
Election Integrity Project, Nevada (EIPNv) sent a report on November 9 to Nevada's Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske showing that 1,411 Nevada registered voters, who later registered to vote in California, nonetheless appear to have voted in the...


6 november 2020

16:02
In response to an order from Judge P. Kevin Brobson of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, the following statements were issued on behalf of the plaintiffs in case 600 M.D. 2020. Phillip D. Kline, Director of the Amistad Project of the Thomas...

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The Ontario College of Teachers applauds legislation that further safeguards students, and modernizes the operations of the College. The legislation mirrors and reinforces numerous recommendations the College's Council has made to the government in...


5 november 2020

16:30
Akerna ("Akerna" or the "Company"), an enterprise software company, leading compliance technology provider, and developer of the cannabis industry's first seed-to-sale enterprise resource planning (ERP) software technology (MJ Platform®), is pleased...


4 november 2020

16:02
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency applauds the passage of Senate Bill 30 and its signature into law today, creating the Pennsylvania low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program....

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As election results continue to come in, federal policymakers are already looking to the year ahead when the next Congress and the White House will be tasked with the country's economic recovery and reauthorization of the nation's federal...

09:55
Today the YES on Prop 24 campaign announced the passage of the California Privacy Rights Act, with a decisive majority of Californians (56% according to the Secretary of State's web site) supporting the measure to strengthen consumer privacy...

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While ballots are still being counted, Habitat for Humanity is telling members of Congress to keep their foot on the gas by returning to Washington to take urgent action on housing stability and investment. Studies show that 30-40 million people in...


1 november 2020

14:43
Today, the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced consumer and privacy advocates join California leaders in supporting Prop 24 to strengthen consumer privacy rights....


31 october 2020

16:09
Today, the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced that Prop 24 would give Californians the fundamental right to have their personal information kept safe. Specifically, Prop 24 requires businesses that collect personal information to keep that information...


30 october 2020

14:07
In the news release, National Association of Home Builders Meets with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Discuss Assistance for LIHTC Properties, issued 30-Oct-2020 by WNC over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the 4th paragraph, 2nd...

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WNC Executive Vice President Michael Gaber, acting as a trustee of the National Association of Home Builders, met with Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi in a virtual event Thursday evening to discuss the immediate need for...

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While countless Californians are jobless, unhoused, and face an uncertain future due to COVID-19, catastrophic wildfires, and a $54 billion state budget deficit, preservationists, environmentalists, and small business advocates today launched an...


29 october 2020

15:25
Today, the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission (WSCC) and the National Endowment for the Arts (Arts Endowment) announced a new partnership to create public art for selected sites across the United States to honor the 100th anniversary of the 19th...

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Today, the San Francisco Chronicle published an op-ed by Maureen Mahoney in support of strengthening consumer privacy laws on the November ballot....

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees at its more than 2,850 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide in observance of Veterans Day, November 11. The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and...


28 october 2020

13:03
Today, the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced an important endorsement from San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Bay Area leaders in support of the measure to strengthen consumer privacy....

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The U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission today officially recognized My Wish For U.S. as an expression of the America 250 vision to inspire the American spirit. America 250 is the multiyear initiative leading to the commemoration of the 250th...


27 october 2020

13:39
Today, the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced that Civil Rights groups including the California NAACP join trusted consumer advocates like Consumer Reports, Consumer Watchdog and Common Sense Media in supporting YES on Prop 24 to strengthen consumer...


26 october 2020

14:25
Today, the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced endorsements from legislators across California, many of whom have recorded messages to their constituents about why so it's so important to vote YES in support of the measure to strengthen consumer...

12:45
Nevada State Sen. Keith Pickard, President of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States, is leading an effort to expand the national organization's reputation as the primary source of best practices in gaming law and regulation....

09:00
Abine, The Online Privacy Company, today announced its support of the California Privacy Rights Act (also known as "Proposition 24") which Californians will vote on this November. The company was an early advocate of the nation's first sweeping state...


24 october 2020

17:00
Today, the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced an endorsement from renowned consumer privacy expert Brittany Kaiser, Co-Founder of Own Your Data Foundation, data privacy advocate and Cambridge Analytica whistleblower, in support of the measure to...


23 october 2020

17:14
Today the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced that Consumer Reports  endorsed  California Proposition 24, The California Privacy Rights Act. The measure, which is currently on the November 3rd ballot, would amend the California Consumer Privacy Act...

14:09
Voice of the Experienced (VOTE), a Louisiana-based grassroots organization founded and run by formerly incarcerated people, has issued a demand letter to Louisiana Secretary of State R. Kyle Ardoin and Commissioner of Elections Sherri Wharton Hadsky...


22 october 2020

13:50
Governor Whitmer today signed legislation championed by the Michigan Chamber to specify that businesses who are following COVID-19 safety protocols would be protected from COVID-19 related lawsuits.   ...


21 october 2020

14:46
David Eisner, CEO of Convergence, today hailed the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress for showing "courage, leadership and productivity" in the final report it made public last week, on October 14. Convergence is the national...

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Today, the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced endorsements from prominent black community organizations, including the: California Black Chamber of Commerce, Black Lives Voter Guide, and New Frontier Democratic Club....

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The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) and its national and regional affiliates have joined with more than 300 agriculture and conservation organizations to protest legislation that would change our science-based pesticide laws. Currently...


20 october 2020

16:30
Through bipartisan effort and significant advocacy efforts from Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), major legislation has been signed into law that will provide new treatments for warriors dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic...

09:00
Representatives Ami Bera, MD (CA-7), Larry Bucshon, MD, FACS (IN-8), Brendan Boyle (PA-2), George Holding (NC-2), Raul Ruiz, MD (CA-36), Roger Marshall, MD (KS-1), Abby Finkenauer (IA-1), Brad Wenstrup, DPM (OH-2); along with 221 colleagues, sent a...

08:58
Plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit have filed a motion seeking a restraining order to block the use of private funds from billionaire Mark Zuckerberg for use in local election management, a statutory responsibility of state officials including the...


19 october 2020

16:37
Today, the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced endorsements from education leaders and school advocates, who believe it is critically important to protect our kids online. Common Sense Media, an organization dedicated to ensuring the digital well-being...

10:57
On Saturday, October 17, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act (S.2661), legislation that will support the implementation of the future 9-8-8 crisis hotline, was signed into law. Robert Gebbia, CEO of the American Foundation for Suicide...


16 october 2020

20:17
Today, the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced a critically important endorsement from the Sacramento Bee and Fresno Bee editorial board, which wrote: "We encourage all skeptical voters to review the ballot arguments carefully before deciding. But Prop...

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