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14 january 2020

14:11
AJC commends South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem for signing an executive order prohibiting state offices from doing business with companies that boycott Israel. The executive order requires vendors seeking contracts with state agencies, authorities,...

13:30
Award-winning Miami criminal law firm, Stroleny Law, P.A., today applauded new state legislation that would depart from minimum mandatory sentences for a variety of low-level, non-violent drug offenses. The firm emphasized that these...

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The President recently signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes the federal Fair Chance Act, which, subsequently, brings "Ban-the-Box" rules to a large part of the federal government and brings a complete "Ban-the-Box"...


13 january 2020

13:30
A leading business trade organization in the Hudson Valley is applauding Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's proposal to present to voters a $3 billion "Restore Mother Nature" Bond Act. The initiative, which Cuomo outlined in his State of the State address Jan....


9 january 2020

17:30
Today, California Governor Gavin Newsom previewed his 2020-2021 budget, emphasizing his administration's commitment to ensuring equal access to health care for individuals with mental health diagnoses. The announcement reiterates Governor Newsom's...

10:24
The Standing Committee on General Government will meet to consider Bill 145, An Act to amend the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002. The Committee intends to hold public hearings in Toronto on February 3 and 4, 2020. Interested people who...

09:00
Alan Haskins, vice president of government affairs for the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), issued the following statement regarding Senate Bill 23 which would close a loophole related to unlawful entry of vehicles....


8 january 2020

15:53
Leadership from the National Association of Realtors® met with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and other senior Department officials on Wednesday in Washington to discuss fair housing issues just hours after unanimously passing a...

13:16
Unless current law is updated, Massachusetts residents will increasingly lose the ability to take their cars to independent repair shops and be forced to pay more at dealerships, the head of the Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition told members of...

11:48
Family Research Council (FRC) has submitted an amicus brief in the case of June Medical Services v. Gee, which is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. At issue is a Louisiana law (Act 620) that protects women's health by requiring persons who...

08:42
Voting results on the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) are in, and the approved proposals will bring an estimated 10% or more efficiency improvement for both residential and commercial buildings that follow the IECC. These...


7 january 2020

15:16
USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) seeks public comments on its interim rule for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). ACEP is USDA's premier conservation easement program, helping landowners protect working...

09:45
Today, Senator Jeremy McPike and Delegate Mike Mullin introduced the Clean Energy Choice Act so that competitive suppliers may continue to deliver renewable power to Virginia customers with strict oversight by the State Corporation Commission. This...

08:33
Pacific Cascade Corporation (PCC) is the umbrella company for ParkingZone, DGM Systems, TrafficZone, Gorilla Post Systems, and GreenDrop Recycling & Composting Stations.  Throughout the year, PCC has tried to leverage its successes to support the...


6 january 2020

12:24
Deployed National Guardsmen and Reservists now have benefits parity with their active-component counterparts thanks to a bipartisan effort in Congress. The fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes language that provides...

10:00
Honor the Gift, a national patient-centered coalition made up of 26 of the leading kidney and transplant organizations across the country, applauds the House of Representatives on the bipartisan introduction of legislation that would extend Medicare...

10:00
In December 2019, Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI) and Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) along with Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Jason Smith (R-MO), Donald McEachin (D-VA), and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) introduced H.R. 5534, the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive...


3 january 2020

14:40
Twenty-four organizations representing millions of patients strongly support the petitions filed today by state attorneys general and by the U.S. House of Representatives that seek expedited U.S. Supreme Court review of last month's Texas v. United...

11:30
Today, Delaware Chancery Court Justice Tamika Montgomery-Reeves will be sworn in as a Justice on the Delaware Supreme Court. Her swearing in comes after several months of advocacy by over 5,000 of Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware's (CPBD) members...

08:33
GeoSpace Labs is pleased to announce the general availability of the Official Florida Intrastate FMCSA Registered Electronic Logging Device (ELD). This tool is an easy to use low cost means for drivers and companies to comply with the Florida FS...


1 january 2020

10:00
The Minister of Indigenous Services, Marc Miller, issued the following statement today: "Today, Bill C-92,  An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families (the Act) comes into force. This new law, co-developed with...


31 december 2019

13:41
The following is a statement from Teamsters Joint Council 7 President and International Vice President Rome Aloise on the lawsuit filed by Uber and Postmates this week challenging Assembly Bill 5 (AB5). "The Teamsters...


30 december 2019

13:09
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids strongly supports Gov. Andrew Cuomo's call for statewide legislation to end the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes in New York. Passage of such legislation would be a tremendous victory for New York's kids and...

12:45
Nearly 40 legislators from 19 states will be among 200 attendees when the Winter Meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States takes place January 10-12 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. "The...

08:00
After thorough review of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's order on the PJM capacity auction rules, Vistra Energy supports the reasoned action that directs PJM to reform its capacity auction to address the anti-competitive effects...


26 december 2019

07:00
On January 1, 2020, Illinois will join a handful of other states that legally allow recreational use of marijuana. In states where marijuana is already legal, data has shown a significant rise in impaired driving and fatal accidents. As the...


21 december 2019

07:14
The passage of federal legislation to raise the minimum age to legally purchase tobacco to 21 is a step in the right direction to reduce youth tobacco initiation. However, this move alone, cannot be viewed as sufficient to solve the youth e-cigarette...

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All the letter-writing, phone calls, meetings with members of Congress and the federal government are paying off for 15 year old LivLyme Foundation founder Olivia Goodreau. The Kay Hagan Tick Act is now law, marking a historic moment for people who...


20 december 2019

23:17
The Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations bill , H.R. 1865, signed into law today by President Trump, includes a one-year, $5 billion extension of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC). The NMTC, which faced expiration on December 31, instead received a $1.5...

22:05
Transamerica applauds the passage of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, included in the year-end government spending bill signed into law by President Donald Trump on December 20, 2019....

17:57
Sens. Tina Smith (D-MN) and David Perdue (R-GA) formally introduced ? along with Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) ? The Youth Workforce Readiness Act of 2019 (S. 3144) today in the U.S. Senate. The legislation will support...

17:45
The Wild Sheep Foundation today thanked Senator Cortez Masto, D-Nev, Senator Jacky Rosen, D-Nev, and the Nevada Congressional delegation for proposing an alternative for wildlife management and military readiness at the Desert National Wildlife...

10:43
The U.S. Senate has passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act by an overwhelming majority. This bill is one of the most significant changes to retirement plan rules since the Pension Protection Act of 2006.  The...

10:15
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) welcomed the conservation measures included in the latest budget appropriations package for FY20 passed by the U.S. Congress. The package includes the Rescuing Animals With Rewards (RAWR) Act to combat...

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On December 18, 2019, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (the "Court") advised that it will issue the form of order (the "Order") which IBC Advanced Technologies, Inc. ("IBC") proposed is appropriate following the December 4, 2019 interlocutory...


19 december 2019

20:00
DroneUp, LLC and the State of New Mexico have signed a Participating Addendum for the NASPO ValuePoint contract for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle services established as the Price Agreement Number 00-00000-19-00041AB. This begins the offering for the...

18:09
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 appropriations bills passed through Congress today and are expected to be signed by President Trump before the December 20th deadline, averting a government shutdown like the one experienced with the FY 2019 spending bills....

17:47
Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton issued the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representative's passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):...

16:29
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement in response to passage of the United States-Canada-Mexico Agreement (USMCA) today by the US House of Representatives. "Passage of the USMCA is a historic...

16:15
Vaping has taken a toll on far too many young people in Canada and there is no question that regulations need to be tightened sooner rather than later. We are encouraged by today's proposed federal regulations that are a step in the right direction....

16:09
In the wake of today's ruling by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), consumers throughout the Chicago-area and Northern Illinois could face the largest hit to electric bills in state history?unless state lawmakers move swiftly to pass...

15:49
The U.S. Senate has followed the House in passing a federal government funding package (H.R. 1865) that includes three of the top policy priorities of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National). The measure includes an...

15:30
The Government Accountability Office announced today that Abby Sears, president and chief executive officer of OCHIN, a national health technology nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon, has been appointed to the federal Health Information Technology...

14:51
We applaud Congress for including the SECURE Act in its appropriations package and for recognizing the importance of retirement savings. The legislation includes meaningful changes that will allow more people to participate in workplace savings...

14:35
Congress just made it easier for small businesses to offer a workplace retirement plan to their millions of employees. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act's provisions included in Congress' appropriations package...

13:51
The fiscal year 2020 omnibus spending bill approved by Congress this week provides resources for many critical investments that better the lives of working Americans, but also misses the mark by not including a broad fix for the nation's faltering...

10:58
Senior American Jewish Committee (AJC) experts on antisemitism visited FBI headquarters to brief officials in the Bureau's Civil Rights Unit on the findings of AJC's groundbreaking survey of American Jews on their perceptions and experiences of...


18 december 2019

19:16
One in three (32%) Americans say Impeachment is the one phrase that best sums up how they remember 2019. Impeachment is causing some Americans to avoid certain topics, change their social media habits and potentially voting intentions as well,...

17:19
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement in response to the Michigan Supreme Court's decision not to issue an advisory opinion on the constitutionality of amendments made last December to Michigan's mandatory paid sick leave...

17:05
Stephan Cassaday, Founder, CEO & Chairman of award-winning independent wealth management firm Cassaday & Company, Inc., today issued the following statement on SECURE Act legislation that is awaiting approval by the U.S. Senate and is expected to be...