Virginia: Carlos Hopkins to Deploy for Federal Active Duty

Maryam Shah

RICHMOND, VA (STL.News) Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs Carlos Hopkins will deploy for federal active duty in the Middle East.  Secretary Hopkins is a Colonel in the Virginia Army National Guard and will be deploying with the Fort Belvoir-based 29th Infantry Division.  Hopkins has served in […]

Vermont Governor Phil Scott Took Action On Legislation

Maryam Shah

Montpelier, VT (STL.News) Governor Phil Scott today announced action on the following bills, passed by the General Assembly. On May 4, Governor Scott signed a bill of the following title: H.195, An act relating to use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement in cases involving sexual exploitation of children On May 5, […]

Washington Governor: Economic Justice Legislation

Maryam Shah

Olympia, WA (STL.News) Gov. Jay Inslee today signed an economic justice legislative package, including the Working Families Tax Credit and the capital gains excise tax, that starts the process of making Washington’s upside-down tax system fairer and more equitable. The governor signed the package at the Tukwila Community Center surrounded by legislators, local […]

$10 Million to Resolve False Claims Allegations

Waqar Nawaz

Neurosurgical Associates, LTD and Dignity Health, D/B/A St. Joseph’s Hospital, Paid $10 Million to Resolve False Claims Allegations PHOENIX, AR (STL.News) Acting United States Attorney Glenn McCormick announced today that Neurosurgical Associates, LTD and Dignity Health, d/b/a St. Joseph’s Hospital, agreed to pay $10 million to resolve civil allegations that […]

Wisconsin Governor Evers Grants 18 Pardons

Maryam Shah

MADISON, WI (STL.News) Governor Tony Evers announced today that he has granted another 18 pardons.  The Governor’s Pardon Advisory Board heard from applicants virtually on April 9, 2021, and applicants the Board recommended for pardon were forwarded to Gov. Evers for final consideration.  To date, the governor has granted 192 pardons. “Today, I […]

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day

Waqar Nawaz

U.S. Attorney’s Office Joins in Recognizing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day, May 5, 2021 PORTLAND, OR (STL.News) On May 4, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. proclaimed today, May 5, 2021, as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day. The proclamation reaffirmed the nation’s commitment to solving all […]

Attorney General Merrick B. Garland’s Statement

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Attorney General Merrick B. Garland’s Statement on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day (STL.News) Attorney General Merrick B. Garland issued the following statement: “Generations of American Indians and Alaska Natives have experienced violence or mourned a murdered or missing family member or loved one. The lasting effects of such […]

Statement of Acting U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson

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Statement of Acting U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson commemorating Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day, 2021 BILLINGS (STL.News) “Native American women and children suffer disproportionally high rates of domestic violence and sexual assault and too often go missing or are murdered.  In recent years, Montana has had several tragic […]

North Carolina Governor: Appointments to Boards & Commissions

Maryam Shah

Raleigh, NC (STL.News) Governor Roy Cooper announced new appointments and nominations to state boards and commissions today. Gov. Cooper has nominated the following individual to serve on the North Carolina Utilities Commission: Karen Kemerait of Raleigh as a member at-large. Kemerait is a Partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, where she specializes in the areas […]

North Carolina: Federal Program for Monthly Internet Bills

Maryam Shah

Raleigh, NC (STL.News) North Carolinians can get critical help to pay for high-speed internet from a $3.2 billion federal program opening in May for families and households working, learning and shopping from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Many North Carolina families struggle to afford high-speed internet,” North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said.  “The […]

Texas Governor: Round Rock Designated As Music Friendly Community

Maryam Shah

Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Round Rock, having completed the multi-step certification process, has been designated as a Music Friendly Community by the Texas Music Office (TMO).  The Music Friendly Community program seeks to foster music business-related economic development in Texas cities and communities. “With support from the Texas […]

Florida Governor Signs Early Learning & Literacy Legislation

Maryam Shah

Vero Beach, FL (STL.News) Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill (HB) 419 that makes historic improvements to state accountability for early learning programs.  Additionally, he signed HB 7011 creating a statewide progress monitoring tool to quickly understand VPK-8th grade student’s academic progress in real-time and rapidly identify personalized interventions for students that […]

Georgia Governor Kemp Signs Teacher Pipeline Bill

Maryam Shah

Atlanta, GA (STL.News) Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp signed SB 88, the teacher pipeline legislation designed to recruit, retain, and equip educators in the Peach State.  SB 88 was sponsored by Senator Russ Goodman (R – Cogdell) and carried in the House by Representative Dominic LaRiccia (R – Douglas). “As the dad of a […]