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7 october 2020

13:20
Fear of COVID-19 lawsuits and potential business liability has pushed a number of states to provide employers with some degree of immunity, according to experts from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. In light of sometimes confusing federal...

13:18
Today, the Toronto Wholesale Produce Association (TWPA), the association representing the 21 wholesalers of fruits and vegetables at the Ontario Food Terminal, applauded the Government of Ontario for introducing legislation designed in part to help...

10:30
The City of Millbrae has filed a strenuous objection to the environmental impact report filed by the California High Speed Rail Authority (HSRA), noting that the document violates the requirements of California's CEQA law. A letter from the city's...

06:00
In Washington State and New York, the challenge of evictions related to the Covid 19 pandemic continue to be a challenge and legislators are seeking ways to assist those at risk; subsequently landlords should prepare for any impact on their vetting...

00:26
After a 16-month long, bipartisan investigation, the House Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law Subcommittee released a report today on the anti-competitive practices of Big Tech companies. As part of the investigation, the committee held...


6 october 2020

15:38
The Florida Senate today announced a partnership with Tampa General Hospital (TGH) to support the Senate in developing a plan to safely conduct business in the Florida Senate. The TGH Prevention Response Outreach team, known as TPRO, will provide...

13:15
Rule changes to the massively abused H-1B guest worker program issued by the Departments of Labor and Homeland Security have been long overdue, and are critical to the welfare of American workers amidst the current unemployment crisis in the United...


5 october 2020

15:28
Today the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced that the nation's leading privacy experts, including Shoshana Zuboff and Roger McNamee, as featured in the riveting docu-drama "The Social Dilemma," are supporting Prop 24 to strengthen consumer privacy...

15:27
Medical assistance in dying (MAID) is a complex and deeply personal issue. Today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, and the Minister of Employment,...

14:38
Governor Tom Wolf today issued an emergency order suspending the statutory deadline provision in the COVID Relief-Mortgage and Rental Assistance Grant Program. The deadline under section 191-C(g)(3) of Act 24 of 2020 originally scheduled for Sept. 30...

14:21
The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) issued formal comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the agency's proposed payment policy changes for Calendar Year 2021. In both letters, AAOS thanked CMS for its...

12:35
NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") is applauding an Executive Order issued by the White House this week providing several potential pathways for greater U.S. Government support of critical minerals mining and value-added supply...

07:00
This week, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla imposed "emergency" regulations that open the door to mail ballot fraud. The regulations threaten any sense of integrity by hindering legitimate signature verification, and allowing multiple...


3 october 2020

01:00
The Sudanese Transitional Government has signed an historic peace deal with leaders of the Sudan Revolutionary Front, according to the country's Sovereignty Council. Vice-President of the Sudanese Transitional Government, Lt. Gen. Mohamed Hamdan...


2 october 2020

13:52
Last night, the House passed their latest COVID-19 economic relief package, which includes $57 billion in emergency funding for the child care sector. The funds would be used to create a much needed $50 billion child care stabilization fund and to...

09:43
Nemours Children's Health System applauds Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-Del.) and Congressman Michael C. Burgess (R-Texas) for their leadership in introducing the Telehealth Improvement for Kids' Essential Services (TIKES) Act of 2020....

01:35
Fragrance Creators Association released the following statement from Farah K. Ahmed, President & CEO, recognizing passage of California SB 312, the Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2020, which was signed into law...


1 october 2020

16:30
Last night, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 3163 (Salas) into law. This legislation significantly expands the definition of renewable natural gas to include energy that comes from additional forms of organic waste, such as dead trees, agricultural waste...

11:33
Diversity and inclusion are among Canada's greatest strengths. Canadians must feel safe in their identities, and free to be their true selves. That is why the Government of Canada is acting on its commitment to criminalize conversion therapy in...

02:18
American Jewish Committee (AJC) commended California Governor Gavin Newsom for vetoing today AB 331, a bill that would have required students across the state to complete an ethnic studies course for high school graduation.  The requirement is based...


30 september 2020

18:30
The United States Senate today passed a continuing resolution providing short term funding to prevent a government shutdown that included the House's language to extend the hemp pilot program through September of 2021. "We're thankful for both the...

12:11
Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously in favor of the Suicide Training and Awareness Nationally Delivered for Universal Prevention (STANDUP) Act of 2020. The bill encourages states to expand access to evidence-based suicide...

11:00
Today, the CRTC announced that it has reached an agreement with Notesolution Inc. (doing business as OneClass) to resolve alleged violations of Canada's Anti-spam Legislation (CASL). As part of this agreement, OneClass agreed to make a payment of...

10:03
The Center for Baby & Adult Hygiene Products (BAHP) released the following statement from Executive Director Jane Wishneff on the passage of California's Menstrual Products Right to Know Act of 2020 (AB 1989), signed into law by Governor Gavin...


29 september 2020

22:15
Today, Uber and Lyft drivers with the Drivers Union celebrated the passage of a Fair Pay standard by a unanimous 9-0 vote by the Seattle City Council, further cementing Seattle's position as a national leader on groundbreaking labor protections for...

10:00
Global Widgettm, the manufacturer and distributor of premium hemp-derived CBD products for Hemp Bombs®, Nature's Scripttm and Perfect Paws Hemptm for pets brands, announced today the grand opening of its new CBD extraction facility, as the company...

05:00
More than 225,000 homeowners and businesspeople must pay $1 billion in Cook County property taxes by Thursday, October 1, 2020, to avoid hefty late fees, Treasurer Maria Pappas said.   "The two-month delay of late fees gave tens of thousands of...


28 september 2020

21:25
Following the introduction of new COVID-19 legislation in the House of Representatives, which allocates $179 billion for direct fiscal assistance to local governments leading the pandemic response on the ground, U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and...


25 september 2020

13:50
On September 24, 2020, Senators Roger Wicker (R-MS), Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Advancing the Quality and Understanding of American Aquaculture (AQUAA) Act (S. 4723) in the U.S. Senate. The...

12:45
The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) applauds the inclusion of Section 3610 of the CARES Act in H.R. 8337, the Continuing Appropriations Act 2021 and Other Extensions Act. Section 3610 allows the Department of Defense (DoD) and other...

12:02
The Teamsters Union, Transport Workers Union and Allegiant Travel Company issued a joint statement recognizing the introduction of the bicameral Air Carrier Worker Support Extension Act of 2020 in the U.S. Senate by Senators Roger Wicker and Susan...

08:42
American Jewish Committee (AJC) issued the following statement on the process to fill the current vacancy on the United State Supreme Court: ?The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has set off a partisan squabble over filling her seat on the...


24 september 2020

17:13
Community Health Centers and the nearly 30 million patients they serve have a temporary reprieve from a new regulation implementing the President's Executive Order around insulin and EpiPens.  The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has revised the...


23 september 2020

07:00
A plan to move mother pigs into a more humane housing system may be delayed across Canada. In the wake of COVID-19 and other...


22 september 2020

19:30
A new "We the People" petition at the Whitehouse.gov website would call on the current administration to urge Congress to take up Resolution H.J.Res.36 - Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to parental rights....

16:43
The CROWN Coalition, a national alliance founded by Dove, National Urban League, Western Center on Law & Poverty and Color Of Change, along with over 70 CROWN Act supporting organizations, commend the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the...

14:28
On Monday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in support of a series of mental health and suicide prevention bills, including the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act (S.2661), the HERO Act (H.R.1646), the Suicide Prevention Lifeline...

14:00
Players Coalition, in partnership with Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, urged the House of Representatives to pass HR-40 in a joint press conference today. The bill calls for the establishment of a commission to study reparations proposals for...


21 september 2020

10:01
Ahead of National Small Business Week (NSBW), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced this year's Small Business Persons of the Year winners ? over 50 outstanding small business owners and entrepreneurs from across the United...

05:00
Republican State Senator Emmett Hanger, a longtime leader in the effort to stop gerrymandering, announced today the formation of Virginians for a Better Tomorrow (VABT). "Our only chance to put citizens first, instead of politicians, is to pass the...


18 september 2020

15:54
Senator Sharif Street, Vice Chair of the PA Democratic Party and other Democratic leaders and elected officials met outside Philadelphia City Hall today to discuss their recent court victories against Donald J. Trump....

10:52
Today, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed landmark Environmental Justice legislation into law. The law recognizes the burdens faced by environmental justice communities and provides a foundation to reduce cumulative environmental impacts in...


17 september 2020

15:44
United Spinal Association was instrumental in championing a resolution that passed the U.S. Senate designating September 2020 as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month....

14:09
Election Day 2020 is just about six weeks away. With voter registration deadlines approaching soon, it's time to make sure you're ready....

07:45
SNC-Lavalin announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) provided Central Plateau Cleanup Company LLC (CPC Co) the Notice to Proceed on the Central Plateau Cleanup Contract at the Hanford Site near Richland, Washington. CPC Co is an...


16 september 2020

15:25
The new Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for calendar year 2021 (CY2021) threatens patients' access to surgical care by cutting Medicare payments to surgeons....

12:54
California legislation AB 1978, otherwise known as "Justice for Janitors," tasked the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) with establishing sexual violence and harassment prevention training standards for all registered California janitorial...

08:00
Western Forest Products Inc. ("Western" or the "Company") announced today that the British Columbia provincial government (the "Government") has provided additional information on the implementation of amendments to the Manufactured Forest Products...


15 september 2020

19:04
Today the Yes on Prop 24 campaign announced a critically important endorsement from the Los Angeles Times editorial board, which wrote:  "the measure would set a solid foundation for online privacy rights in California, while leaving the door open...

13:01
Online sports betting legalization could yield as much as $900 million in annual revenue, and $108 million in tax revenue for the state of New York, according to NY Sports Day projections. New York stands to become one of the largest US markets for...

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