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24 august 2020

19:55
The Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of Energy's Water Power Technology Office and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a Federal Hydropower generation memorandum of understanding at Hoover Dam today. The MOU provides for a collaborative...

18:51
Proponents of Senate Bill 793 (SB 793) held a press conference today denouncing civil rights leaders who have spoken out against the racist law that would single out and criminalize Black smokers who use menthol cigarettes. Just this past weekend,...

12:50
van der Veen O'Neill, Hartshorn and Levin, led by firm founder Michael T. van der Veen, has filed suit on behalf of Melvin Prince Johnakin in Pennsylvania federal court to reverse recent U.S. Postal Service operational changes implemented by...


23 august 2020

19:30
"The U.S. Postal Service greatly appreciates the efforts of the House of Representatives to assist us. We look forward to continuing to work with Congress on more meaningful reform that will ensure our long-term health, and we remain a vital part of...


21 august 2020

20:36
The California School Nutrition Association (CSNA) reached out to Rep. Susan Davis, Congresswoman from San Diego, to draft a letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, to use his existing authority to extend waivers allowing schools to provide meals to...

17:53
Ameren Illinois welcomes the opportunity to participate in stakeholder discussions designed to develop sound energy policy for Illinois. At Ameren Illinois, our focus is on ensuring that Downstate utility customers are not unfairly saddled with the...

17:29
California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara would investigate and develop solutions to ensure affordable, accessible insurance for homeowners in wildfire areas and report back to the legislature, under amendments to AB 2167 adopted by the Senate...


20 august 2020

16:18
President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernández participated on Wednesday in the inauguration of the trade office located in the Government Civic Center in Honduras capital city, as an additional step for deepening bilateral commercial relations....


19 august 2020

16:57
Teamsters Joint Council 32 in Minneapolis, Minnesota today announced their disappointment with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz for once again appealing the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission recommendations of the Enbridge Line 3 Project....

15:25
Today Missouri parents and the National Coalition for Public School Options (PSO) testified before the Missouri State Legislature Joint Education Committee on the attempts being made by local school districts to unlawfully block thousands of families...

14:48
According to complaints filed today with the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security and the Texas State Auditor's Office, "the contract bidding process in Precinct 2 of Bastrop County is corrupt."  The complaints,...

07:15
A group of incensed citizens from states around the country have formed a unified artistic protest revolution project that will make this election louder than hate. Artists will interpret famous divisive words said by President Donald J. Trump and...


18 august 2020

13:59
American Jewish Committee (AJC) is dismayed that California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 1460 (Weber). Under this new law, California State University students will be required to complete a course in ethnic studies for graduation. The...

05:00
Sigora Solar was proud to join Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Monday at a formal bill signing ceremony for the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA). The VCEA is a landmark bill that will transform the Commonwealth's energy landscape, creating a...


17 august 2020

12:51
Neighborhood FORWARD was joined by hundreds of Californians, including local faith leaders, retired law enforcement, and civil rights activists, to ensure the voices and pleas of the Black community are heard by California legislators. While wearing...


15 august 2020

09:17
Below is a statement by Louisville Mayor and President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Greg Fischer on recent changes with the U.S. Postal Service and its potential impact on the upcoming election in November:...


13 august 2020

15:32
Nebraska's senators today approved Legislative Bill 1107, drawing praise from the Greater Omaha Chamber, regional CEOs and area business owners. "Passing LB 1107 represents a huge win for our state. It keeps Nebraska competitive with other states,...

13:04
Today, as the economic fallout from COVID-19 continues, the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board issued a statement calling on Congress and the President to swiftly pass bipartisan legislation that provides widespread relief and...

13:00
Recent U.S. Supreme Court precedent has opened the door for states to enact laws requiring all new cars sold in the state to be electric as of a certain date, according to a law journal article by the nonprofit Coltura published today in the...

09:30
On June 18, 2020, Brady Robertson, a repeat offender and driving with a suspended license, recklessly drove through the intersection of Torbram Road and Countryside Drive. Robertson drove against a red light, and violently t-boned a vehicle at over...


12 august 2020

07:00
Alberta's legislature passed Bill 30, the Health Statutes Amendment Act, on July 29. Considering Alberta's underperforming health care system, the proposed reforms amount to a small step in the right direction according to the authors of a new...


11 august 2020

13:00
COVID-19 is a crisis unlike any other. It has hit women hardest with jobs lost and women taking on more unpaid work than they already were for their kids as well as their elders. Women are the majority of those on the front lines of the fight...

06:37
In recent years, the IRS has greatly expanded its voluntary disclosure program, where taxpayers who have committed intentional or unintentional violations of the tax code can be brought back into compliance without facing criminal tax charges or the...

06:00
Across the country nearly all moratoriums on evictions ended and landlords and/or property managers are once again able to pursue legal action; yet with the ongoing Covid19 pandemic many states, as well as the federal government, continue to struggle...


10 august 2020

15:30
President Donald Trump signed into law the Ryan Kules and Paul Benne Specially Adaptive Housing (SAH) Improvement Act of 2019, a major legislative priority for Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). This law reinstates SAH benefits to eligible veterans...

15:29
During the Senate Labor Committee hearing this morning, Senate Bill 1957 received 100% support from the Senate Labor Committee.  The Bill was introduced to the Senate on February 25, 2020, and a companion Bill was introduced in the Assembly on March...


9 august 2020

11:00
As the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) prepare for the early 2021 start of Express Lane operations on an 11-mile stretch of southbound Interstate 680 from Martinez through Walnut...


7 august 2020

19:27
Today the first eight members of California's 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission (Commission) announced the final six members who will together serve on this 14-member Commission. As required by law, five of the members are registered Democrats,...

09:29
Faith for Black Lives Chair Rev. Stephen A. Green, Until Freedom Co-Founders, Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Mysonne Linen, Angelo Pinto, Esq., Members of the Louisville 87, Activists and Influencers, are taking indefinite residency in Louisville,...


6 august 2020

16:48
On the 55th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Vote.org, the nation's largest voter engagement platform and the only Black-led organization in the civic tech space, will honor the-late Congressman and civil rights activist, John Lewis, with a...

14:29
On Friday, July 31, the FY21 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Robert Gebbia, Chief Executive Officer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention...

14:00
David J. Totaro, Chairman of the Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care, issued the following statement today. "The Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care (PMHC) is pleased to join efforts in a national call to action with millions of Medicaid...

09:15
LexisNexis® Risk Solutions has joined Patient ID Now coalition to support accurate patient identification and ensure that patients are accurately matched to their health information across care settings and platforms....


5 august 2020

20:05
As negotiations on the next COVID-19 legislative package drag on, cities across America face the grim reality of continued payroll cuts and reduction, or even elimination, of critical services. Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) sent a...

17:52
Tusk Philanthropies yesterday applauded Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker for signing Breakfast After the Bell legislation into law (H.4218). The bill goes into effect immediately due to an attached emergency preamble. This legislation will be...

15:23
A group of nearly 50 businesses, investors, trade associations, and employers in Ohio sent a letter to Governor Mike DeWine and members of the Ohio Legislature today urging the immediate repeal of House Bill 6. The letter is in response to...


4 august 2020

14:59
Protecting nature is an essential part of addressing biodiversity loss and fighting climate change. Here in Canada and around the world, we need transformative action to protect natural ecosystems now and into the future. Today, the Minister of...

07:00
Neighborhood Forward convened a distinguished panel of respected faith-based and professional African-Americans, on Thursday, July 30th, to discuss the unintended consequences of a proposed menthol cigarette ban making its way through the California...


31 july 2020

13:44
In two bipartisan votes on Wednesday evening, the House of Representatives passed the Child Care is Essential Act and the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act. The Child Care is Essential Act, which passed by a vote of 249-163, would create a $50...

11:16
The Health Coalition on Liability and Access (HCLA) today offered its support of S. 4317, the Safeguarding America's Frontline Employees To Offer Work Opportunities Required to Kickstart the Economy Act (SAFE TO WORK Act), introduced in the U.S....

10:12
The Toxic Exposures in the American Military (TEAM) coalition announced that toxic exposure legislation has been officially introduced to the Senate, with Sen. Thom Tillis acting as the main bill sponsor. S. 4393 TEAM Act of 2020 will:...

08:32
The Samson Sky Switchblade and other new flying cars were given a big assist when New Hampshire Governor, Chris Sununu, gave his signature to what has been nicknamed the Jetson Bill, along with other transportation legislation included in a large...


30 july 2020

14:25
A proposed overall 3.8% rate hike on drivers insured under California's Low Cost Auto Insurance Program has been withdrawn after Consumer Watchdog submitted comments urging the proposal be rejected or deferred. Instead, premium refunds will be issued...

10:43
The Lake Winnipeg basin is the second-largest watershed in Canada, covering close to one million square kilometres, which span over four provinces and four states. Home to seven million people, the basin is an important freshwater resource. Over the...

10:02
VersaDesk, whose parent company is Versa Products Inc. of Los Angeles, CA ("Versa Products"), filed an infringement complaint requesting that the United States International Trade Commission ("Commission") commence an investigation pursuant to...


29 july 2020

19:16
AJC welcomes the State Department report to Congress on Holocaust restitution and compensation efforts. The report is required by the Justice for Uncompensated Survivors Today (JUST) Act of 2017. The comprehensive report presents a...

14:47
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) strongly supports the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, introduced today by Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA), Todd Young (R-IN), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA). This bill,...

08:53
Grassroots political organization National Police Support Fund is drawing awareness to the ever-increasing crime and violence that is overtaking America's largest cities through a nationwide online ad campaign. National Police Support Fund has...


28 july 2020

16:43
ASI Government is proud to announce that its CEO, Tim Cooke has been appointed by Melissa Starinsky, President of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), to its Board of Advisors for the Program Year 2021, beginning July 1, 2020. The...

16:13
The Consumer Federation of California (CFC) has endorsed Proposition 15, the Schools & Communities First initiative, which will close corporate property tax loopholes to generate billions for California's schools, community colleges, and local...