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6 may 2020

16:47
While the rest of the state is sheltering at home, lobbyists for the insurance industry are busy promoting legislation, scheduled for a hearing tomorrow, that would allow them to boost insurance rates on homeowners and renters. The bill would...

15:00
Today, the Center for American Entrepreneurship (CAE), along with nine other leading entrepreneurship, innovation, and small business organizations and associations, released a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin...

07:00
Feeding Florida, a statewide network of 12 food banks, released a new analysis that examines the number of missing meals in Florida as a result of the economic impacts from COVID-19. Feeding Florida commissioned Mari Gallagher Research & Consulting...


5 may 2020

16:20
Alignable's Coronavirus Impact Poll of 13,600 small business owners from May 1-4, 2020, shows only 28% have received federal money so far, after more than a month trying to stay afloat with cash reserves dwindling. That leaves a whopping 66% of small...


4 may 2020

13:29
A  new survey commissioned by the National Association of Letter Carriers found that, by an overwhelming margin, Americans support federal government funding that would allow the United States Postal Service to survive the devastating financial...


2 may 2020

19:00
The Ashford Group of Companies announced today that all of its companies, including Ashford Inc. , Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. ("Ashford Trust"), and Braemar Hotels & Resorts Inc. ("Braemar"), will return all funds provided by the Small...


1 may 2020

17:21
In an effort to better protect the electric grid from attacks from foreign adversaries, President Trump today signed an Executive Order, "Securing the United States Bulk Power System," banning the purchase and installation of some equipment for power...


30 april 2020

14:43
The survivors of medical negligence behind a California ballot measure to adjust California's 45-year-old cap on quality of life and survivor damages announced today that they will be pushing the vote to 2022, says Consumer Watchdog Campaign....


29 april 2020

18:22
On Friday, federal, state and local lawmakers from throughout the region met online to formally establish a new Northeast Ohio Arts and Culture Caucus. The non-partisan caucus was formed by Arts Cleveland to encourage and enable legislators to...

15:16
Conservation groups today challenged in federal court the administration's effort to gut clean water protections from wetlands and streams that feed drinking-water sources for 200 million Americans and 32 million people in the South, or seven out of...

15:00
OneUnited Bank, the largest Black owned bank in the country, is proud to announce the launch of its Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). OneUnited Bank, a Preferred SBA 7(a) lender, is offering PPP loans to its existing...

12:17
On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the CARES Act in response to the COVID Crisis. One of the most significant and yet under-reported portions of the Act is that EVICTIONS ARE SUSPENDED NATIONWIDE effectively until August 2020.  ...


28 april 2020

17:15
The Michigan Chamber welcomed news coming out of the Governor's office and the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) today announcing approved rate filings from Michigan's auto insurance companies exceeded the rate reductions...

14:00
NCSBN joined with six other leading nursing organizations* to endorse a statement to thank the nation's governors who have removed regulatory barriers that restrict access to high-quality evidence-based care by advanced practice registered nurses...

11:53
Nurses and healthcare professionals represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association have launched a statewide effort urging state lawmakers to swiftly pass legislation that will presume work exposure for all healthcare workers who test positive...


27 april 2020

18:11
Herff Jones, a division of Varsity Brands and the leading provider of graduation and educational products and services designed to inspire achievement and create memorable experiences for students, today announced that the Alabama Supreme Court has...

09:43
A proposed New York City Council bill will put a $2 million annual burden on many of the small businesses that New Yorkers depend upon for the home deliveries of their groceries, medications, and other essentials during New York's stay-at-home...


24 april 2020

20:08
The Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® urges the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to pass House Bill 2412 (Polinchock, R-Bucks), which would allow real estate services to reopen across the state....

16:41
Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin issued the following statement today on the resumption of the Payroll Protection Program (PPP):...


23 april 2020

19:49
The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) praised today's passage of H.R. 266 by a vote of 388-5. The legislation provides $320 billion to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which ran out of funds last...

19:45
Congress has passed a $483 billion package that promises to bring some relief to providers and boost testing on the frontlines of COVID-19.  Even as this package nears the President's signature, questions are being raised about the amount of federal...

18:31
Statement attributable to:Carmen L. Wiley, PhDPresident, American Association for Clinical Chemistry "AACC applauds the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives for passing the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. This...

17:03
Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors on the absence of fiscal assistance for local governments in the latest interim Coronavirus funding bill:...

14:00
Canada's Commissioner of Official Languages Raymond Théberge issued the following statement today: "We can all agree that we are living in a precarious time in which the behaviours, actions and choices of Canadians are paramount in addressing the...

09:14
The Coronavirus has changed everything. Except at Lakeside Bank. For 54 years Lakeside has built client relationships through a unique blend of Personal Service and being just the right size to get things done. Helping clients navigate the first...


22 april 2020

21:21
LeaseLock, the only provider of a nationwide A-rated lease insurance program that totally eliminates security deposits, surety bonds and guarantors in rental housing, today announced that a bill laying the groundwork for the elimination of security...

19:40
Pace-O-Matic of Virginia (POM of VA), who markets Queen of Virginia Skill & Entertainment skill games, released the following statement today thanking Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the General Assembly for passing legislation allowing skill games...

12:14
WASHINGTON, April 22, 2020  The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about legislation introduced yesterday by House Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and others that would require the Occupational Safety...

09:15
Freeman is uniting with live events leaders from across the United States to announce the formation of Go LIVE Together, a coalition of 80 founding partners?representing over 4,000 companies with U.S. operations?who have joined forces to support...


21 april 2020

17:43
Despite skyrocketing food insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has once again failed to address the urgent needs of the 60 million Americans facing hunger in the newest stimulus bill....

12:30
The New York Workers' Compensation Alliance today called on Albany to guarantee workers' compensation to include COVID-19 workplace exposure for all workers. The New York Workers' Compensation Alliance is calling on Albany to: Amend Section Three of...

09:24
The American Council of the Blind, along with its New York affiliate and other disability advocacy organizations, has brought a complaint before the U.S. Department of Justice, Disability Rights Section. The complaint highlights the discrimination...

08:53
A new report from Equable Institute examining the impact of growing teacher pension unfunded liabilities on state K-12 education budgets finds that the share of state education spending going to pension costs has nearly doubled from 7.5% in 2001 to...

08:41
Commvault , a recognized global enterprise software leader in data management across cloud and on-premises environments, today filed lawsuits in federal court in Delaware alleging Cohesity, Inc. and Rubrik, Inc. collectively infringe seven Commvault...


20 april 2020

11:00
David J. Totaro, Chairman of the Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care issued the following statement today. "Home and...


18 april 2020

13:59
The Massachusetts Nurses Association applauds legislation signed into law by Gov. Charlie Baker on the night of April 17 that offers important liability protections for nurses, healthcare professionals and healthcare facilities on the front lines of...


17 april 2020

16:59
Recently, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law American Diabetes Association (ADA)-supported legislation capping monthly copayments for insulin at $100 for a 30-day supply. Senate Bill 6087 (SB 6087) requires insulin to be covered by state...

16:44
The Health Coalition on Liability and Access today announced it had sent a letter to Congressional leaders urging inclusion of relief from the threat of lawsuits in any future legislation addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter highlights that...

09:00
Tasha Reign, a performer who has spent the last decade working in the adult industry, has created a Change.org petition urging Congress to recognize independent contractors acting as small businesses in the sex industry. To read and sign the...


16 april 2020

13:49
The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) today launched a grassroots advocacy and awareness campaign to engage veterinary professionals and the broader pet loving community in support of legislation to better prevent and respond to the spread...

13:31
Laura Loomer, Republican candidate for Congress in Florida's 21st District, home to President and Mrs. Trump, announced that her campaign has raised $204,786 in the 1ST Quarter of 2020, outraising Democrat Incumbent Lois Frankel and her Republican...


15 april 2020

23:12
Protect Our Public Schools (POPS) strongly condemned financial support from U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her family for one of two groups that organized today's "Operation Gridlock."...

20:43
Today, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin and U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement regarding the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program:...


14 april 2020

20:46
Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air agreed to general terms today with the U.S. Treasury regarding their participation in the Payroll Support Program (PSP) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The airlines are currently...

14:46
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives representing Maryland's 7th Congressional District, will host a webinar with information about financial relief for small businesses that struggled to find...

13:25
The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) has sent a letter to the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate urging that the "Interim Supplemental" currently being negotiated provide $53.55 billion in emergency fiscal...

12:08
Last week, nextSource reached out to over 5,400 legislators, industry analysts and professional association members to advocate for greater protections and benefits for Temporary Workers - including contract laborers, independent contractors and...

11:10
Gregory M. Dexter, Esq., Of Counsel to Newman Ferrara LLP, announces the launch of a CARES-Act focused legal website designed to assist small businesses, lenders, non-profit organizations, and other eligible participants, with navigating the complex...


13 april 2020

13:32
Economists across the United States have signed a petition by Dr. Raymond C. Niles, economist and senior fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research and Assistant Professor of Economics & Management at DePauw University, imploring...


12 april 2020

17:07
Starting April 10, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is distributing $30 billion in relief funding to all providers that received Medicare fee-for-service reimbursements in 2019 by Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). These funds...